Old Hats

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Old Hats
Written byDavid Shiner
Bill Irwin
Date premiered2013
Place premieredNew York City, New York, United States
Original languageEnglish
GenreComedy, clown, musical theatre, revue

Old Hats is a 2013 comedy sketch, revue, musical and clown show written and performed by David Shiner and Bill Irwin, the show debuted in New York City.[1] Musician Nellie McKay also performed in the 2013 show.[1]

The original 2013 Off-Broadway was a combination of "clowning revue-with-music".[2] Old Hats won the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue.[3]

Revival[edit]

The show was revived in New York City in 2016 with Shiner and Irwin returning and a new third performer, musician Shaina Taub, in between sketches Taub performed original songs with a band.[4] The revival was filmed for WNET's Theater Close-up and BroadwayHD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Isherwood, Charles (March 4, 2013). "Aging Clowns and Brand-New Gags". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew and Jones, Kenneth. "Off-Broadway Run of Acclaimed 'Old Hats', By Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Extended Again" Archived 2013-11-24 at the Wayback Machine Playbill.com, April 2, 2013
  3. ^ Hetrick, Adam and Gans, Andrew. "Billy Porter, Andrea Martin, 'Pippin', 'Matilda', 'Vanya and Sonia' Win Drama Desk Awards" Archived 2013-06-05 at the Wayback Machine Playbill.com, May 10, 2013
  4. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (February 18, 2016). "Review: 'Old Hats,' Mime and Mayhem From Irwin and Shiner". The New York Times.