Byrne’s Broadway Bound

End Of Days star Gabriel Byrne gets theatrical

by Willow Green |
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Fresh from playing Satan himself in Arnie's latest End Of Days Gabriel Byrne is hanging up the horns and cloven hooves and taking on a theatrical role. He will play James Tyrone Jr., an alcoholic poet, in A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill. The play will run in Chicago in January before transferring to Broadway in March. Byrne's return to the stage comes after both End Of Days and his other supernatural thriller Stigmata suffered savage critical drubbings. Byrne's decision to star in a play by O'Neill follows Kevin Spacey, who appeared in The Iceman Cometh in London and on Broadway, and Al Pacino, who directed and appeared in Hughie in LA. But an interview with Byrne showed him still in devillish high spirits. Robin Tunney is his intended victim in End Of Days but he said, 'several women I know could qualify to be the breeding ground for Satan. Kim Basinger, Bridget Fonda and the lovely Elizabeth Hurley - they could all receive the Devil's seed.' Byrne is the latest in a long line of stars to return to the stage, including Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes. But one who isn't going to be joining their ranks soon is Minnie Driver. The Good Will Hunting star said recently, 'I can't understand why I am unable as yet to get a decent stage role. It's something I've been looking for for ages now, but nothing seems to come my way.'

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