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Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane to Receive First NYC Revival

The dark comedy will be directed by Garry Hynes.

Marie Mullen, Aisling O'Sullivan, and Marty Rea in the Druid Theatre Company production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
(© Stephen Cummiskey)

Martin McDonagh's acclaimed dark comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane will receive its first-ever New York City revival this winter. Presented by Ireland's Druid Theatre Company, the production is set to run at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater January 11-February 5.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane follows Maureen Folan, a spinster who lives with her manipulative mother Mag. When Maureen meets a viable suitor, Mag sets in motion a chain of events that threaten her daughter's chance at a relationship, while Maureen vows revenge.

This 20th anniversary mounting reunites the production's original director, Garry Hynes, scenic and costume designer Francis O'Connor, composer Paddy Cunneen, and original star Marie Mullen, who will now take on the role of Mag after originating Maureen on Broadway. They are joined by Aisling O'Sullivan, Marty Rea, and Aaron Monaghan.

Also on the docket at BAM is the Royal Court Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone, directed by James Macdonald and starring Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham, and June Watson (February 15-26), as well as Robert Lepage's 887, presented by Ex Machina (March 16-26).

For tickets to The Beauty Queen of Leenane, click here.

For tickets to Escaped Alone, click here.

For tickets to 887, click here.