They're back together again, and they've got magic to do!
David Shiner and Tony Award winner Bill Irwin, who collaborated on Broadway's Fool Moon, will reunite as the creators and stars of Old Hats, which will run February 12-March 31 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Drama Desk Award nominee Tina Landau (Superior Donuts) directs the production, which will open officially on March 4.
The show will combine magic, slapstick, music, technology, and movement for an evening of unique entertainment. It will feature original music by pop songstress and Broadway star Nellie McKay (Threepenny Opera). The creative team will also include John Gromada (sound design), Wendall K. Harrington (projection design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), David H. Lurie (production stage manager), and G.W. Mercier (scenic and costume design).
Irwin was Signature's 2003-2004 Playwright-in-Residence, where he wrote and starred in Mr Fox: A Rumination, The Regard Evening, and The Harlequin Studies. As an actor, his many other stage credits include the Broadway productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor, Waiting for Godot, and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? He also costarred in the Public Theater's off-Broadway production of King Lear, for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination.
In addition to appearing in Fool Moon, Shiner starred in the Broadway musical Seussical. He also directed Cirque du Soleil's Kooza and Banana Shpeel.