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Old Hats - Off-Broadway

Signature Theatre Company presents this new comedy, created by and starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner.

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Exclusive Video! Tricks, Spirit Animals & Silliness with Old Hats Clowns Bill Irwin & David Shiner

Exclusive Video! Tricks, Spirit Animals & Silliness with Old Hats Clowns Bill Irwin & David Shiner

Broadway.com headed to the Signature Center for some fun and games with Old Hats stars Bill Irwin and David Shiner! Catch their silly antics off-Broadway through June 9.

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The Clowns are Here to Stay! Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Extends Through June

The Clowns are Here to Stay! Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Extends Through June

Old Hats has extended off-Broadway for a fourth time! Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s acclaimed clown comedy will now play for an additional month through June 9. Old Hats opened on March 4 at the Irene Diamond Stage. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, the Signature Theatre Company engagement was originally set to conclude May 9 ...

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Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Adds Extra Month of Performances

Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Adds Extra Month of Performances

Old Hats stars Bill Irwin and David Shiner will keep clowning around off-Broadway for an extra four weeks! The clowning duo’s newest show has received a third Broadway extension through May 9 at the Irene Diamond Stage. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, the production was set to close on April 14.

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Bill Irwin, David Shiner & Nellie McKay Clown Around on Opening Night of Old Hats

Bill Irwin, David Shiner & Nellie McKay Clown Around on Opening Night of Old Hats
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Clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner stirred up lots of silly trouble on March 4, when their new comedic collaboration Old Hats opened officially at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring music by Nellie McKay, Old Hats adds technology and modern updates to Irwin and Shiner’s always hilarious clown shtick. After tickling the ...

Strike Up the Band! Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay Shines in the Off-Broadway Clown Comedy Old Hats

Strike Up the Band! Singer-Songwriter Nellie McKay Shines in the Off-Broadway Clown Comedy Old Hats

Old Hats co-creator David Shiner promised us Nellie McKay would be “adorable” in Signature Theatre Company's premiere of his newest clowning collaboration with Bill Irwin, and boy was he right! Dressed in her trademark vintage attire, the quirky singer-songwriter serves as bandleader, piano-ukulele-and-cello accompanist, sound effects department (wait until you hear her spot-on imitation of a baby ...

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Send in the Clowns! Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Opens Off-Broadway

Send in the Clowns! Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Opens Off-Broadway

Old Hats, a new clown comedy created by and starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, opens on March 4 at off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Tina Landau, the Signature Theatre Company production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through April 14 at the Irene Diamond Stage.

The new comedy reunites Irwin and Shiner for first time ...

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Old Hats Clown David Shiner on His Connection With Bill Irwin & Why It’s Important to 'Fall Flat on Your Face'

Old Hats Clown David Shiner on His Connection With Bill Irwin & Why It’s Important to 'Fall Flat on Your Face'

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David Shiner is up to his old tricks (and a bunch of new ones, too!) in the world premiere of Old Hats at off-Broadway’s Signature Center, alongside his longtime clowning partner Bill Irwin. Shiner began his career as a street mime, before graduating to tour in Cirque du Soleil’s Nouvelle Experience in 1990. Three years ...

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Bill Irwin, David Shiner & Nellie McKay Clown Around in Silly Trailer for Old Hats

Bill Irwin, David Shiner & Nellie McKay Clown Around in Silly Trailer for Old Hats

Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s new comedy Old Hats is currently delighting audiences at the Pershing Square Signature Center, and we’ve got a look at their silly antics in a trailer for the world premiere production. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring music by Nellie McKay, Old Hats is the first collaboration between clowning duo Irwin and Shiner ...

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Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Extends Second Time Before Opening

Old Hats, Starring Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Extends Second Time Before Opening

Old Hats stars Bill Irwin and David Shiner are sticking around a little bit longer! The clowning duo’s newest show has received a second off-Broadway extension through April 14 at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage. Directed by Tina Landau and featuring singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, the production, which was originally set to close on March 31, opens at the Pershing ...

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Old Hats, Starring Clowning Duo Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Starts Performances

Old Hats, Starring Clowning Duo Bill Irwin & David Shiner, Starts Performances

Hang on to your Hats! Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s comedy two-hander Old Hats begins performances February 12 at off-Broadway’s Irene Diamond Stage. Directed by Tina Landau and created by Irwin and Shiner, Old Hats opens officially on March 4 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The production will play a limited engagement through April 7.

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