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Lone Star Love Lone Star Love

Outer Critics Circle Award nomination
“Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical”

TWO Lortel Award nominations!
“Outstanding Musical”
“Outstanding Choreographer”

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Fool MoonFool Moon

Tony-winning Broadway show
Red Clay Ramblers
David Shiner – Bill Irwin

Fool MoonThis one-of-a-kind show is a unique comedy featuring two grandmasters of physical lunacy in an evening of sly humor, chaos, and music with The Red Clay Ramblers. Created by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, Fool Moon was awarded a special Tony award in 1999, a Drama Desk Award for “Unique Theatrical Experience,” and an Outer Critics Circle “Special Achievement” Award. The New York Times called the show “sensational;” Time Magazine called Irwin and Shiner “magicians of the human body. They are exquisite.” The show was first performed at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, in the Serious Fun Festival in July 1992. As “Fool Moon,” it next appeared at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway for an eight-month run in 1993 (winning the Ramblers a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play), then went on to set box-office records at the Doolittle Theatre in Los Angeles (’94). It played Vienna and Munich (’94), Broadway again (’95), and, in the fall of 1998, “Fool Moon” ran at ACT in San Francisco and Seattle Rep in Seattle, returned to Broadway Nov. ’98-Jan. ’99, and went to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center for spring, 1999.  The creators and company of Fool Moon received a Special Tony Award at the Gershwin Theater in New York City, June 1999.


Book, music and lyrics by Jack Herrick, Doug Marlette, and Bland Simpson

with the Red Clay Ramblers

* Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C. March-June 1998

* Duke University, North Carolina, February 1998

* Goodspeed Opera House / The Norma Terris Theatre, Chester, CT

   World Premiere: May 15 – June 8, 1997

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