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Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats Extends Upcoming Run

The Drama Desk-winning show, playing at Signature Theatre, features music, lyrics, and performance by Shaina Taub.

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in the 2013 run of Old Hats.
Bill Irwin and David Shiner in the 2013 run of Old Hats.
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Signature Theatre has announced a four-week extension for its upcoming return engagement of Bill Irwin and David Shiner's Old Hats. The production, which begins performances January 26, will now play through April 3. Opening night is set for February 18.

Created and performed by Irwin and Shiner, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, Old Hats is an event that combines music, technology, movement, magic, and comedy. Tina Landau, who helmed the show's sold-out run at Signature in 2013, will again direct the production. Taub will be featured in the show as its new songstress and comic foil to clowns Irwin and Shiner.

The design team includes G.W. Mercier (scenic and costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design), Wendall K. Harrington (projection design), and Mike Dobson (foley design).

While Irwin was Signature's 2003-04 playwright in residence, 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 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, for which he won a Tony Award, 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. Shiner starred in the Broadway musical Seussical. He also directed Cirque du Soleil's Kooza and Banana Shpeel.

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