In celebration of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, a stacked lineup of actors, authors, and musicians came together on June 16 for Symphony Space’s 39th annual Bloomsday on Broadway — the virtual edition!
Beginning at 8 a.m. and running throughout the course of the day, the likes of Stephen Colbert, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Kate Mulgrew, and more dropped in to perform music and readings from what is regarded as one of the greatest literary works in history.
Talented actor Dan Stevens was one of the many to join the ranks, with a 6:30 p.m. performance Episode XV’s “Circe.” Stevens is best known for his work in Downton Abbey, Beauty and the Beast, Legion, and The Guest. He also has an extensive list of theater credits, as well as a history in audiobook narration. Stevens tapped into his myriad of skills for this reading, in which “Leopold Bloom follows Stephen Dedalus to Nighttown, Dublin’s red-light district, where Stephen gets into a fight with a British soldier.”
Watch the video below.
The entire playlist is now available to watch on Symphony Space’s YouTube channel.
Curated by Jonathan Goldman, Virtual Bloomsday on Broadway is co-presented with Irish Arts Center as a part of their At Home with Irish Arts Center series of digital events.