Manhattan Theatre Club's Outside Mullingar, starring Emmy winner Debra Messing and Tony winner Brian F. O’Byrne, will officially open January 23 at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The new comedy is written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley and directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes.
Outside Mullingar follows Anthony (O'Byrne) and Rosemary (Messing), two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe.
Joining O'Byrne and Messing will be Peter Maloney as Tony and Tony nominee Dearbhla Molloy as Aoife. The creative team for Outside Mullingar includes scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Mark McCullough, and original music and sound design by Fitz Patton.