Thursday, May 30, 2013

All Star Cast for Radio Bloomsday 2013: In Search of a Father

             Radio Bloomsday 2013:  In Search of a Father broadcasts live on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16th from 7pm to 2am on WBAI 99.5FM and on   This year’s broadcast includes a kaleidoscope of global artistic talent united by a passion for getting under the hood of the most influential novel of the twentieth century – James Joyce’s Ulysses.  Artists include Alec Baldwin, Aaron Beall, Mannix Beall-O'Brien, Charles Busch, Bob Dishy, Janet Coleman, Frank Delaney, Paul Dooley, Roma Downey, David Dozer, Michael Elias, Nicholas Elliot, Anne Enright, Bob Fass, Jim Fletcher, Judy Graubart,  Tim Jerome, Felix Norris-Lindsay, Susannah Norris-Lindsay, John McDonough, Paul Muldoon, Johnny O’Callaghan, Bob Odenkirk, Brian O’Doherty, Roger Norris, T. Ryder Smith, John Spinks, Amy Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Fiana Toibin, Kate Valk, Heather Woodbury and Zeroboy.

At 11pm, Caraid O’Brien will revisit her acclaimed Molly Bloom monologue as a dialogue that Molly Bloom has with herself performing together with Bernadette Quigley (In America, Law & Order).  Musicians appearing live on the broadcast include All Ireland button accordion champion, Martin O’Connell, fiddle player Marie-Louise Bowe, singers Eileen Ruby and Christine de Michele, Steven Antonelli, Ralph Martin, Johnny Coughlan, Brad Maestas and Keith Connolly. 

Radio Bloomsday is a seven hour nationwide live broadcast on the Pacifica Radio Network “where artists interpret James Joyce’s Ulysses.”  Coinciding with Father’s Day, this year’s program highlights the many different, sometimes tender and often difficult relationships between Fathers and their children seen throughout Ulysses. WBAI and the Pacifica Radio Network have been broadcasting marathon performances of James Joyce’s Ulysses for over 30 years.  Since 2008, Radio Bloomsday has been directed by Caraid O’Brien in collaboration with Janet Coleman, WBAI’s Arts Director.  KPFK in Los Angeles will also carry the broadcast.  

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