The Cripple of Inishmaan on Broadway
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN on Broadway: TV Commercial
The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh who links the story to the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran. Set on the small Aran Islands community of Inis Meáin off the Western Coast of Ireland, c. 1934, the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inis Mór to make a documentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance.
The Cripple of Inishmaan opened on 12 December 1996 at Royal National Theatre (Cottesloe) in London. In 1998, it opened at Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York City, again with Ruaidhri Conroy in the title role. In the same year, Frederick Koehler played Billy in Los Angeles. In December 2008, The Cripple of Inishmaan was produced in New York City by the Atlantic Theater Company in conjunction with The Druid Theatre Company of Galway, Ireland.
In 2013 the play returned to the West End for a sold-out run starring Daniel Radcliffe as Cripple Billy and with Michael Grandage directing. In Spring 2014 this production transferred to Broadway’s Cort Theatre for a limited run, with Opening Night on 20 April 2014.
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