One of the hottest theatrical tickets in New York for two years running
— Irish Central
An unlikely New York Christmas show is joining the likes of the Radio City Rockettes and the Bergdorf Goodman holiday window as Big Apple cultural fixtures.
— Market Watch
Does James Joyce know how to party? Apparently. Paul Muldoon and Jean Hanff Korelitz’s adaptation of the bittersweet short story, set over drinks and dinner at a holiday party, returns to the American Irish Historical Society. The Times called last year’s rendition “an unusually sparkling affair.” — The New York Times
For those not lucky enough to experience their own quietly sad Irish Christmas, this is the next best thing.
— Theatermania

Melissa Gilbert and Megyn Kelly discuss THE DEAD, 1904, immersive theater, and how to stay in character while interacting with the audience.



Reviews and Press

for our 2017 Production

The New Yorker (Hilton Als): "Irish Rep Brings James Joyce's THE DEAD to Life"

The New York Times: "How to do Broadway"

The New York Times: "6 More Shows to See if you Still Need Holiday Spirit"

The New York Times: "What's New in NYC Theater"

The Wall Street Journal: "On Stage, Culinary and Dramatic Arts Star"

Newsday: "Melissa Gilbert is Undergoing a Career Reinvention"

New York Magazine: "Raise a Glass and Come Hungry"

Backstage: An Interview with Melissa Gilbert

Market Watch: "This James Joyce Show has Become a New York Institution"

Stay Thirsty: A feature on THE DEAD, 1904 featuring star Rufus Collins, AHIS's Sophie Colgan and Great Performances Executive Chef Mark Russell

Dance Magazine: An interview with THE DEAD, 1904's choreographer, Barry McNab

Irish Central: "James Joyce's The Dead Very Much Alive at NYC's Irish Rep"

Broadway Bullet: Aedin Moloney discusses her role as Molly Ivors in "THE DEAD, 1904"

Epoch Times: "A Wistful Holiday Journey"

Brooklyn Eagle: An Interview with Rufus Collins (Gabriel Conroy)

New York City METRO: "Learn How to Live from THE DEAD, 1904"

Hollywood SOAPBOX: An Interview with Clare O'Malley (Lily)

Theatermania: "A welcome and decidedly grown-up addition to the holiday season's usual roster of theatrical fare."

The Hangover Report: "An immersive experience of the most genteel variety...gently and richly engages all the senses"

CititourNY: "Are you ready to party like it's 1904?"

News Whistle: "A New Holiday Tradition in New York? Seeing THE DEAD, 1904"