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London's 'Seafarer' sets sail for Broadway

Aug. 7, 2007 at 7:01 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Britain's National Theatre production of Conor McPherson’s play, “The Seafarer,” is expected to make the voyage to New York this fall.

Set to open at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on Nov. 15, the first U.S. production of the play will star Ciaran Hinds, Conleth Hill, David Morse, Richie Coster and Jim Norton.

McPherson, author of the Olivier Award-winning "The Weir" and the Tony-nominated "Shining City," is set to direct the New York production of his latest chilling play, which is set in Dublin on Christmas Eve.

As the drama unfolds, Sharky (Morse) has returned home to care for a hot-tempered, aging brother (Norton) who has recently gone blind.

Old drinking buddies Ivan (Hill) and Nicky (Coster) are at the house, too, hoping to play a friendly game of cards.

When a stranger (Hinds) arrives from the distant past, however, the stakes may be higher than anyone anticipated, said press materials for the play.

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