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Signature Extends Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s ‘Old Hats’ through April 3

Bill Irwin, Shaina Taub and David Shiner. Photo by Kevin Berne

Bill Irwin, Shaina Taub and David Shiner. Photo by Kevin Berne

Bill Irwin and David Shiner are back together again for Signature Theatre’s wildly successful, award-winning, critically-acclaimed production of Old Hats. Preview performances begin January 26 with a Thursday, February 18 opening night at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Originally scheduled to close on March 3, the production has received a four-week extension, and will now close on April 3. Tickets start at $45. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. – Sun., 11am – 6pm) or visit signaturetheatre.org.

Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the opening night party of OLD HATS at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York on March 4, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the opening night party of OLD HATS at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York on March 4, 2013. Photo by Lia Chang

After an extended, sold out run in 2013, Signature welcomes back Irwin and Shiner in  Old Hats, called “one of the funniest shows of the past few years” by the New York Post, and selected as a Critics’ Pick by The New York Times and Time Out New York. This production reunites the clowns with original director Tina Landau and introduces their new songstress and comic foil Shaina Taub, hailed as “a young Judy Garland meets grown-up Lisa Simpson” by the San Francisco Chronicle. Using music, technology, and movement, Irwin and Shiner combine their inimitable magic and slapstick to create an unforgettable outing that’s fun for the whole family.

The design team includes G.W. Mercier (Scenic and Costume Design), Scott Zielinski (Lighting Design), John Gromada (Sound Design), Wendall K. Harrington (Projection Design). David H. Lurie is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, Will Cantler, CSA.

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Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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