A Christmas party on a snowy Dublin night provides the setting for a poignant journey into love and laughter, melancholy and music. Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey's Tony Award-winning adaptation of Joyce's brilliant short story is rich in nuance, passion, and relevation. Fresh from a triumphant run on Broadway, James Joyce's The Dead transforms one of the world's greatest stories into a mesmerizing musical experience.

"I'm trhilled to have the opportunity to mount a production of James Joyce's The Dead in Boston, a place with deep ties to Irish people. Unlike most musicals, which reach out from the stage to draw the audience in, James Joyce's The Dead welcomes you into a private, intimate gathering, much like being at a real party. It's a human, joyful experience, a unique approach to storytelling, and a performance you won't soon forget."- Richard Nelson


  • Alice CannonAunt Julia Morkan
  • Patricia KilgarriffAunt Kate Morkan
  • Jennifer PiechMary Jane Morkan
  • Sean CullenGabriel Conroy
  • Kate Kearney-PatchGretta Conroy
  • Shay DuffinMr. Browne
  • Paul Anthony McGraneFreddy Malins
  • Paddy CroftMrs. Malins
  • Brandy ZarleMiss Molly Ivors
  • Gannon McHaleBartell D'Arcy
  • Megan McGinnisLily
  • Jesse PenningtonMichael
  • Laura WoyaszRita / Young Julia Morkan
  • John BumsteadCellist
  • Laura GulleyViolinist
  • Shaun DaveyMusic / Lyrics
  • Sean CurranChoreography
  • Deborah AbramsonMusical Direction
  • David JenkinsScenic Design
  • Jennifer TiptonLighting Design
  • Scott Lehrer & Jeff CurtisSound Design
  • Jane GreenwoodCostume Design

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