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The Butcher Boy

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: “The Butcher Boy” is Patrick McCabe’s shattering masterpiece novel.

Published in 1992, the novel was hailed as a modern classic and has remained in the Irish consciousness for decades.

In 2017, high school senior Asher Muldoon approached Irish Repertory Theatre with an original musical adaptation of “The Butcher Boy,” for which Muldoon had written the book, music, and lyrics.

In 2018, Irish Rep mounted a workshop and an enthusiastically received concert performance.

Now, from Jul. 21-Sep. 11, 2022, New York City’s Irish Repertory Theatre will present its first original musical in eight years, the world premiere of “The Butcher Boy with book, music & lyrics by Asher Muldoon.

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