The world premiere of Old Hats, starring and created by Tony winner Bill Irwin and David Shiner, has announced a one-week extension. The new work, originally scheduled to play from February 12 through March 31 at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, will now play through April 7. The Signature Theatre Company production is directed by Tina Landau, and features singer-songwriter Nellie McKay. Opening night is set for March 4.
In Old Hats, fellow clowns Irwin and Shiner reunite for a new work combining their unparalleled magic and slapstick. Using music by McKay, technology and movement, Irwin and Shiner create a wild and remarkable world for a new generation of audiences. Old Hats marks the first collaboration for Irwin and Shiner since starring in Fool Moon on Broadway, which they performed in 1993, 1995 and 1998.
The creative team for Old Hats includes scenic and costume design by G.W. Mercier, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer John Gromada and projection designer Wendall K. Harrington.