Theater Close-Up: Old Hats

June 5, 2017


Theater Close-Up: Old Hats premieres Sunday, June 25 at 9pm on WLIW

Tony Award-winners Bill Irwin and David Shiner are coming to your living rooms in Theater Close-Up’s latest offering: Old Hats from Signature Theater in Manhattan. The award-winning team showcase their comedic talents to create a wild and remarkable outing of theater, with the addition of music and lyrics by and featuring Shaina Taub. Signature enjoyed an extended, sold out run of the show in 2013 and brought it back last year to the thrill of audiences. The production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their songstress and comic foil Taub, whom the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as “a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson.”

Using music, technology, and movement, plus other tricks up their respective sleeves, Irwin and Shiner create another wild and remarkable outing of theatre after this dynamic duo’s first collaboration, the Broadway hit Fool Moon. Irwin won his Tony Award in 2005 for the Broadway/West End revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowship, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Clown/playwright David Shiner starred in Cirque du Soleil and as The Cat in the Hat in Seussical: The Musical on Broadway. Theater Close-Up is dedicated to providing New Yorkers and beyond with unparalleled access to one of the City’s greatest underexposed cultural assets. Watch recent productions Buyer & Cellar, Buried Child, Incident at Vichy and more online.