Brief Encounter: 10 Seconds with Gabriel Byrne!

Nicole Angelle, a Byrneholic of long standing and someone who contributes to this website on a consistent and enthusiastic basis, shares her “brief encounter” with Gabriel Byrne. And we thank her for this story of suspense, her amusing observations, and her heartfelt joy at meeting the man who inspires us […]

A Tribute to Frank McCourt

A fine evening of memories and music is being planned to honor author Frank McCourt and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his beloved work Angela’s Ashes. The Irish Arts Center of New York announces: A Tribute to Frank McCourt Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Angela‚Äôs Ashes […]

Tony Award Nomination for Gabriel Byrne!

It’s time for the Tony Awards! Our eyes have been on Broadway for several weeks now, watching Long Day’s Journey Into Night make its way through previews and then a stellar opening night. Seems the judges have been watching, too. The play has garnered seven Tony Award nominations, including Best […]

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT: Previews April 3!

Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, will once again stir our imaginations and push our dysfunctional family buttons on Broadway! Previews for this latest incarnation of the play begin Sunday, April 3. With a truly stellar cast–Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon, and John Gallagher Jr.–and a fine […]

Belinda McKeon in Conversation with Gabriel Byrne

A note from Stella: The livestream video of this conversation is no longer available at the McNally Jackson Bookstore website, as of August 30, 2019. — Updated March 4: The live stream was a hit! Ms. McKeon read several brief selections from her latest novel, Tender. She was then joined […]

Remembering Brian Friel

As he prepares to return to the stage in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Gabriel Byrne took time out recently to remember another playwright who has influenced and inspired him over the years: Irish dramatist Brian Friel. From Carole Di Tosti at BlogCritics: The renowned Irish playwright Brian […]