Jeremy Irons at Irish Rep Gala 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre celebrated their annual gala with Alan Jay Lerner: A Centennial Celebration, this season’s Gala Benefit production, June 4 at The Town Hall.

The evening honored the contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty and featured performances by Jeremy Irons, Steven Bogardus, John Cullum, John Cudia, Melissa Errico, James Barbour and more.

Instagram Stories Video of Jeremy Singing at Rehearsal

 

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Jeremy Irons to Perform at 2018 Irish Repertory Theatre Gala

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Alan Jay Lerner: A Centennial Celebration 2018 Irish Repertory Theatre Gala

Directed & Arranged by Charlotte Moore
Full Orchestra and Chorus under the Direction of  John Bell

Honoring Tina Santi Flaherty for her long history of philanthropy and support of Irish Rep

Monday, June 4, 2018, 7pm
The Town Hall
123 W 43rd Street

Join us for an unforgettable one-night-only gala performance celebrating the life and music of Alan Jay Lerner on the centennial anniversary of his birth.

Featuring performances by Jeremy Irons, Melissa Errico, Stephen Bogardus, Donna Kane, Maryann Plunkett, John Cudia, David Staller, and more!

Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons will join a host of Broadway stars, a live orchestra, and a full chorus in unearthing rarely-heard gems and revisiting long-time favorites from Alan Jay Lerner’s most celebrated musicals, including Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, Camelot, and My Fair Lady, all written with Frederick Loewe, and a special preview of Irish Rep’s upcoming revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, by Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane, as Tony-nominated actors Melissa Errico and Stephen Bogardus take the stage to perform selections from this highly anticipated show!

Last year’s gala sold out in record time, so this year, “pull out the stopper…let’s have a whopper!” – just get your tickets on time!

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We are proud to begin our 30th anniversary season by honoring our great friend, board member, leading business woman and arts advocate Tina Santi Flaherty, in recognition of her support of animal welfare, heritage, and cultural non-profit organizations both in New York City and around the world, as well as her history of philanthropy at Irish Rep.

Join us for the full gala celebration:
5:30pm: Cocktail Hour at Bryant Park Grill
8pm: Dinner with the Cast at Bryant Park Grill

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For additional information about premium packages, please contact 212.213.1166 or events@carlacapone.com

All proceeds of tonight’s performance and special events will support Irish Rep’s mission to present the best of Irish and Irish-American theatre.

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Jeremy Irons Reads ‘Four Quartets’ at 92Y

Jeremy Irons was at the 92nd Street Y, in New York City, on Thursday 12 April 2018, to read T.S. Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’.

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Text via 92Y.org – “Seventy-five years after the publication of “Four Quartets” — and nearly seventy years since T. S. Eliot himself read from the poem in his Poetry Center debut — Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons returns to 92Y’s stage to present the masterwork in its entirety. This special event coincides with the awarding of the inaugural Four Quartets Prize, presented by the T. S. Eliot Foundation in association with the Poetry Society of America, as well as the CD release of Irons reading all of Eliot’s poems.

Guests in attendance included Sinead Cusack, Glenn Close, Laurence Fishburne, Melissa Errico, Griffin Dunne, Tyne Daly, producer Ed Pressman and his wife Annie, actor Josh Hamilton and his wife playwright Lily Thorne, and Alice Quinn – Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America.

Before he read the ‘Four Quartets’, Jeremy offered some background information on T.S. Eliot and on the themes and locations mentioned in the poems. He also offered some words of wisdom when it comes to listening to poetry and also reading poetry.

Jeremy said he often tells audiences before he reads the poems: “Don’t get worried about the specifics…about the little moments…about the classical allegories or analogies or whatever that he [the poet] pops in. That meant something to him, but if it doesn’t mean anything to you, it isn’t important. Just listen, let it wash over you. Don’t be too specific or pedantic in the way you listen. And maybe something will be transmitted over and above the poem.”

Jeremy mentioned that T.S. Eliot wrote: “A recording of a poem read by its author is no more definitive an interpretation than a recording of a symphony conducted by the composer. A poem, if it’s of any depth and complexity, will have meanings in it concealed from the author. And should be capable of being read in many ways and with a variety of emotional emphases. A good poem, indeed, is one which even the most inexpert reading cannot wholly ruin and which even the most accomplished reading cannot exhaust. Another reader reciting the poem needn’t feel bound to reproduce these rhythms. If he studied the author’s version, he can assure himself he’s departing from it deliberately and not from ignorance.”

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On Friday 13 April 2018, at The National Arts Club at Gramercy Park in New York City, Jeremy was on hand to present the inaugural Four Quartets Prize to poet Danez Smith. Read more about that event from LitHub.

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Jeremy Irons at Calvary Hospital Awards Gala

Jeremy Irons was among those in attendance at the 28th Annual Calvary Hospital Awards Gala on 7 June 2011.

The festivities for this black-tie gala began at 6:30 PM. Broadway’s Melissa Errico gave a special performance. Jeremy Irons attended the cocktail reception to congratulate his Camelot co-star, Melissa Errico, before her performance during the awards ceremony.

All photos ©PatrickMcMullan.com

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More than 400 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 28th Annual Awards Gala on June 7 at The Pierre, in New York City. The evening raised $800,000 to benefit Calvary programs and services for advanced cancer patients and their families.

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients. A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century. More than 5,700 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, home care, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care programs.

Jeremy Irons in ‘Camelot’ Wrap-Up

Images by Kevin Thomas Garcia from Broadwayworld.com

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Images from – Playbill.com Photo Gallery

Photos by Krissie Fullerton

 

above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons and Charlotte Moore

above:  James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

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PHOTO FLASH: James Barbour, Melissa Errico, Jeremy Irons et al. at Irish Rep’s Camelot Benefit Concert – from TheaterMania.com

By: Dan Bacalzo · Jun 7, 2011  · New York

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons in Camelot (© James Higgins)

Melissa Errico and Jeremy Irons. Photo by James Higgins.

 

 

The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance (© James Higgins)
The cast of Camelot backstage after their performance

(© James Higgins)

Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, as part of the company’s 2011 benefit gala at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, on Monday, June 6. Charlotte Moore adapted and directed the production, with musical direction by Mark Hartman.

In Camelot, King Arthur has created a utopian land of chivalry and civil rule. But when his beloved Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, succumb to their passion for one another, he faces a terrible dilemma that will rock his kingdom to its very core.

The show starred Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, James Barbour as Lancelot, and Melissa Errico as Guenevere. The cast also included Dewey Caddell, Jacob Clemente, Rory Duffy, Josh Grisetti, Christopher Lynn, Victoria Mallory, Brian Murray, Ciarán Sheehan, James A. Stephens, and KT Sullivan.

Ciarán O’Reilly provided narration, and the concert staging included a large chorus and accompaniment by a full orchestra.

In addition to the concert, the gala included dinner with the cast at Sardi’s, following the performance.

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Tweets and photos regarding Jeremy Irons’s performance as King Arthur in Camelot on Monday 6 June at the Shubert Theatre in New York City, as part of a one-night-only benefit for the Irish Repertory Theatre:

Here are a few photos culled from the Internet:

(Click on the photos for larger images.  All photos copyright their respective owners.)

from @chubbybadass on Twitter

via Dr. Nancy Berk on Twitter and yfrog

Via @Ryspeaks Ryan Speakman on Twitter

Camelot Cast Member Robyn Payne with Jeremy (photo via Facebook)

Jeremy Irons in ‘Camelot’ Benefit Concert

Jeremy Irons Will Join Melissa Errico and James Barbour for Irish Rep Camelot Benefit Concert

Jeremy Irons will reprise his role of King Arthur, from the 2005 one-night-only performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Photos from the 2005 production of Camelot:

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By Andrew Gans from Playbill.com
06 May 2011

Academy Award and Tony Award winner Jeremy Irons will play the role of King Arthur in a one-night-only concert staging of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot this summer to benefit Irish Repertory Theatre.

As previously reported, Melissa Errico and James Barbour, who played Guenevere and Lancelot, respectively, in the Hollywood Bowl’s summer 2005 production of Camelot, will return to those roles for the upcoming concert.

The benefit concert of the classic musical about the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table will be held June 6 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.

Charlotte Moore will direct the evening with musical direction by Mark Hartman. Additional casting will be announced shortly. The concert will feature a full orchestra and a chorus of 50.

Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “Follow Me,” “I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight” and the title tune.

Melissa Errico, most recently seen on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include Candida (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Finian’s Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music. Errico’s debut solo recording was titled “Blue Like That”; her new recording is titled “Lullabies and Wildflowers.” For more information visit http://www.melissaerrico.com.

James Barbour was most recently seen as Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities. His other Broadway credits include Assassins, Urinetown, Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel and Cyrano—The Musical. He has appeared in such films as “Eight Crazy Nights” and has guest-starred on such television shows as “Sex and the City” and “Ed.”

Jeremy Irons won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production of The Real Thing. The English actor also won Academy and Golden Globe awards for his work in the 1990 film “Reversal of Fortune.” Irons was also Golden-Globe nominated for “The Mission” and “Brideshead Revisited.” Among his London stage credits are Embers and The Rover.

Irish Repertory’s 2011 Gala benefit performance of Camelot plays June 6 at 7 PM at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street), followed by dinner at Sardi’s (234 West 44th Street). For Dinner and Theatre Packages, contact Maureen Cavanaugh at (212) 255-0270 or email maureen@irishrep.org. Individual tickets to the performance only run $100-$300; call (212) 727-2737 or online at http://www.irishrep.org.

The Last Lions Premiere

Jeremy Irons attend the premiere of ‘The Last Lions’ at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on February 17, 2011 in New York City. (Photos by Alli Harvey/Getty Images; Taylor Hill/WireImage)

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