Actor Gabriel Byrne will return to his Irish roots to star in a new Broadway, New York, production of EUGENE O'NEILL's A TOUCH OF THE POET.

In the play, Dublin native Byrne will play CORNELIUS MELODY, an Irish immigrant tavern owner in Boston.

Previews will begin on 11 November (05), with the opening night on 8 December (05) at Studio 54.

Byrne last appeared on Broadway in 2000, when he picked up a TONY nomination for his efforts in O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN.

10/05/2005 02:15