Irish American Writers & Artists

March 27, 2010

SPOTLIGHT ON: Geraldine Hughes in Belfast Blues

Filed under: Theater — by tjenglish @ 8:45 pm

Actress GERALDINE HUGHES, born and raised in West Belfast, has been making a name for herself in Hollywood movies and on television. In 2008, she appeared alongside Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa and also alongside Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. The most startling example of her talent, however, is the one-woman show, BELFAST BLUES, currently playing at the Barrow Street Theater (27 Barrow Street) in Manhattan. Described as “one wee girl’s story about family, war, Jesus, and Hollywood, BELFAST BLUES is a true story told from Hughes’ perspective as a little girl coming of age in the war-torn Belfast of the 1980s. Playwright and performer Hughes depicts over 20 characters in the multi-award-winning performance, which has played to rave reviews in Chicago, Los Angles, London and New York.” Do not miss the opportunity to see an up-and-coming star in her tour ‘d force one woman show. Remaining performance are:

March 29 and April 5, 12, 19, 26th. All shows at 8 pm.

For ticket information call 212-868-4444,

or visit the Barrow St. Theater Box Office.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR IAW&A MEMBERS: The performance of Belfast Blues on April 12, 2010 is a special night for IAW&A members. Use the five-letter code ‘IRISH’ at the Barrow Street Theater Box Office and you will receive a special discount courtesy of Geraldine Hughes.


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