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Larry Kirwan enjoying fame with Broadway musical – ‘Although my life is centred in New York, I take Wexford with me wherever I go’

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Larry Kirwan.

Larry Kirwan.

Larry Kirwan with family members from Wexford Caroline and Tyghe Crowe, Christopher and Mary Ironside outside the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway where Paradise Square is being staged.

Larry Kirwan with family members from Wexford Caroline and Tyghe Crowe, Christopher and Mary Ironside outside the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway where Paradise Square is being staged.

Larry Kirwan on the red carpet at the Tony Awards. Photo by Anthony Beharsipa.

Larry Kirwan on the red carpet at the Tony Awards. Photo by Anthony Beharsipa.

Tony Award-winner Joaquina Kalukango with Tyghe Crowe from Wexford.

Tony Award-winner Joaquina Kalukango with Tyghe Crowe from Wexford.

The cast of Paradise Square.

The cast of Paradise Square.

Larry Kirwan with his grand-nephew Tyghe Crowe from Wexford and Tony nominee John Dossett.

Larry Kirwan with his grand-nephew Tyghe Crowe from Wexford and Tony nominee John Dossett.

Back in his Black 47 band days with his brother Philip (right) and nephew Christopher Ironside.

Back in his Black 47 band days with his brother Philip (right) and nephew Christopher Ironside.

Larry in the audience at the Tony awards with fellow Best Book nominees Christina Anderson and Craig Lucas.

Larry in the audience at the Tony awards with fellow Best Book nominees Christina Anderson and Craig Lucas.

Paradise Square was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.

Paradise Square was nominated for 10 Tony Awards.

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Larry Kirwan.

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The New York-based Wexford-born musician and writer Larry Kirwan, is enjoying Broadway fame with the Tony-winning musical Paradise Square which he originally conceived over a decade ago as a production called Hard Times.

Paradise Square which has been running on Broadway since April to rave reviews was nominated for 10 Tony awards including one for Kirwan as co-book writer and won the Best Actress prize for Joaquina Kalukango. 


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