(Woburn, Mass., March 13, 2023) – Boston comedy legend Steve Sweeney, who has starred in “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” and “Me, Myself & Irene,” has joined the ensemble cast of HUNTING WHITEY sponsored by Northern Bank at the historic Wilbur Theatre on May 16, 2023 starring Neal McDonough.
“We are excited to work with Steve Sweeney, who will bring his unique perspective to the performance and only enhances our cast,” producers Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge & Ruvé McDonough said. “He and Neal are Boston legends and it’s only fitting they’re together for this historic show, which marks the first time the Whitey Bulger saga will be performed on the live stage. And thanks so much to our sponsor Northern Bank for supporting the local arts community and making this show possible.”
McDonough (Yellowstone, Justified, American Horror Story) returns to his native Boston to portray fugitive Irish crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in the theatrical adaptation of the true-crime thriller “Hunting Whitey,” by New York Times bestselling authors Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge. The ensemble cast also includes Patty O’Neil (Stronger), Alison Wachtler (Chappaquiddick), Gary Tanguay (Don’t Look Up, Knives Out, I Care A Lot, Bleed for This), Lin Hult (Free Guy) and Paul Kandarian (Castle Rock, Lightkeepers). The play will be directed by Ian Barrett (Sully Erna: Avalon Live, Sevendust: Retrospective).
“Hunting Whitey” the stage adaptation was written by Sherman (Patriots Day, The Finest Hours) and Wedge (Patriots Day), who also serve as producers along with Ruvé McDonough (Boon, The Warrant: Breakers Law).
“Northern Bank is proud to partner with Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge and Ruvé McDonough on Hunting Whitey,” said Northern Bank President and CEO Jim Mawn. “The sold-out stage play offers a fantastic opportunity to advance Northern Bank’s brand while supporting local actors, writers, producers and more in what will be a thrilling and historic evening.”
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
His native Boston? He grew up in Hyannis!
According to his bio, he was born in Dorchester.