Harrigan and Hart Tribute, October 13th

July 28, 2011

Irish Arts Center, in association with
The American Irish Historical Society, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors, City Lore, Glucksman Ireland House—New York University and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum presents

A Tribute to Harrigan & Hart

A Concert Featuring Mick Moloney and an All-Star Line Up featuring

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks / The Green Fields of America (Athena Tergis, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan, Niall O’Leary) / Dana Lyn / Susan McKeown / Poor Baby Bree / John Roberts / Murray Callahan / Chris Simmons / Maureen Murphy / The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra

Thursday, October 13th @ 8 pm. Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)

In the 1870s, decades before George M. Cohan burst onto the Broadway stage, the songs of his hero Edward “Ned” Harrigan, Irish American tunesmith and playwright, were the toast of New York. Harrigan’s ballads of the working class immigrants—filled with lovable and good humored characters like Dan Mulligan and his wife Cordelia, John McSorley, the owner of McSorley’s Irish Ale House, Tammany Alderman Old Boss Barry, and Mary Ann, the schoolteacher—mirrored his own mercurial life, and provided the foundation for an entirely novel genre of musical comedy on the American stage.

On the hundred year anniversary of the death of the beloved Ned Harrigan, Mick Moloney and an all-star cast return to Symphony Space with a multi-media tribute to the Broadway legend, his partner Tony Hart, and musical collaborator David Braham. Through story, song and dance, the performance captures the excitement and humor of the times and salutes its importance in the formation and growth of American musical and theatrical culture.

Admission: Orchestra: $45 general / $35 members
Tier 2: $38 general / $30 members / $25 students
SymphonySpace.org or 212-864-5400

Click here to order tickets!

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