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Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s OLD HATS featuring Shaina Taub, at Signature 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, which has performances through April 3 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Preview performances began January 26, opened on February 18 and received a four-week extension. 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.

 “CRITICS’ PICK! THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! LIFTS EVERYONE’S SPIRITS!”

The New York Times

“DOWNRIGHT HYSTERICAL! THE RUBBER-LIMBED CLOWNS ARE AS IRRESISTIBLE AS EVER. TAUB IS RIGHT IN STEP WITH IRWIN AND SHINER’S WACKY SENSIBILITY!”

Entertainment Weekly

“BURSTING WITH COMIC FRESHNESS AND VITALITY!”

Hollywood Reporter 

RED CARPET REACTIONS TO OLD HATS

AUDIENCES LOVE OLD HATS

INTERVIEW WITH BILL IRWIN

INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SHINER

MEET SONGSTRESS SHAINA TAUB

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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, which will screen at the Disorient Film Festival in Eugene Oregon in April. She is profiled in Examiner.comJade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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