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NY Daily News Praises Bill Irwin in Old Hats
New York, NY, August 2013

A true connoisseur and professional within the theater, Bill Irwin has returned to the stage in the off-Broadway show that reunites him with performer David Shiner, titled "Old Hats." Written by Irwin and Shiner, this production is sure to warm hearts and entertain the masses.

NY Daily News's Joe Dziemianowicz exclaims:

"Get a load of who’s cooked up 'Old Hats' — two clowns and a singing sidekick with a salty streak.

The combo actually works for this comic tasting menu that tips its cap to old-school vaudeville bits. The goal here is simply to make you smile and laugh for 110 minutes.

Mission accomplished.

The Signature Theatre Company presentation reunites Bill Irwin and David Shiner, masters of mime, movement and clowning around, who collaborated on the similarly built 1993 Broadway production “Fool Moon.”

That show, which consisted of bite-sized skits and featured music by the Red Clay Ramblers, was a hit 20 years ago and came back for two return engagements — first in ’95 and again in ’98. Its last run won a Tony for special event.

The duo’s new sampler finds them as supple and elastic as ever — and that goes for their creative brains and body language. Irwin, in particular, moves like he’s molten."


Read the entire review here, or watch the preview video.

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