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Old Hats to Air on THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up

The Signature Theatre production features professional clowns Bill Irwin and David Shiner.

Theater Close-Up will air the Signature Theatre production of Old Hats on Tuesday, June 13, at 8pm on THIRTEEN, with an encore presentation on early Thursday morning, June 15, at 1:30am. The play will also air Sunday, June 25, at 9pm on WLIW21, and will be available for streaming in the tri-state area.

Old Hats is created and performed by Tony winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner (Fool Moon), with music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub (Hadestown). Signature enjoyed an extended, sold-out run of the show in 2013, and brought it back in early 2016. This production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces Taub as their songstress and comic foil. The event combines music, technology, movement, magic, and comedy.

The design team for Old Hats 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).

The production was directed for television by David Horn.