This year features a whirlwind tour of all 18 chapters of Ulysses, hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, as well as an exploration of the efforts, including court battles, to condemn or save the literary work, which was controversial before it became a classic.
Bloomsday on Broadway celebrates the language, life, and love in James Joyce’s work, at Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, with readings of Joyce’s works by Broadway and Off-Broadway stars, interspersed with Irish music performances.
Bloomsday is named after Leopold Bloom, whom the book follows on a daylong voyage through Dublin, Joyce’s hometown, including some heavy drinking and carousing. The day Joyce picked, June 16th, is the date of his first date with his future wife.
Performers include Valery Curry, Sam Underwood, Edoardo Ballerini, Carolina Ravassa, author and storyteller Malachy McCourt, brother of the late best-selling author Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) and Kristen Vangress as Molly Bloom.
Bloomsday on Broadway is Friday, June 16th at 7 PM. Tickets priced the same as last year at $26, and $15 for young adults 30 and under with a valid ID. Purchase tickets directly from Symphony Space.
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“The stories contain some of the most beautiful sentences ever written in English.” – Colum McCann, from the Foreword to the anniversary edition of Dubliners.
Symphony Space is one block from the busy 96th St. subway stop of the 1, 2 and 3 express and local trains. The theater’s location on Broadway is a busy commercial and residential street for the neighborhood.
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