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Bill Irwin reunites with fellow clown David Shiner for a new work combining their inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. Using music, technology, and movement, plus other tricks up their sleeves, Irwin and Shiner create another wild and remarkable outing of theatre for a new generation of audiences.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Apr. 3, 2016.

About the Show

Previews: Jan 26, 2016 • Opening: Feb 18, 2016 • Closing: Apr 3, 2016



Clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s newest comedy collaboration, Old Hats is a mixed bag of silly sketches, magic tricks, music and even a dance step or two. Featuring live music by singer-songwriter Nellie McKay and her four-piece band, Old Hats is a whimsical tribute to old-school vaudeville with a tip of the hat to modern technology.

Off-Broadway Plays Comedy

"The duo’s new sampler finds them as supple and elastic as ever—and that goes for their creative brains and body language...the mix of hocus-pocus, humor and heart makes it stand out."

New York Daily News

Joe Dziemianowicz

"What makes an evening with Irwin and Shiner so special is how profoundly they complement one another. They do the same thing—make us laugh hysterically—but they reach our funny bones via different channels...together, Irwin and Shiner run the full gamut of the ways physical comedy can speak to an audience."


Lisa Jo Sagolla


Irene Diamond Stage at The Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices for each theater per ADA requirements. Devices can be found in the central lobby prior to every performance.
Wheelchair Access
Fully wheelchair accessible.
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