Sean Mahon
Sean Mahon
Sean Mahon will join Ciaran Hinds, Conleth Hill, David Morse, and Jim Norton in Conor McPherson's The Seafarer, which will begin performances on October 31 at the Booth Theatre, with an opening date set for November 15. He replaces previously announced star Richie Coster, who withdrew due to a scheduling conflict.

McPherson will direct the show, which had its world premiere in September 2006 at London's Cottesloe Theatre. Hill and Norton, who won an Olivier Award, are reprising their roles from that production.

Set in Dublin on Christmas Eve, the play concerns Sharky (Morse), who has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother (Norton) who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan (Hill) and Nicky (Mahon) are holed up at the house too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger (Hinds) from the distant past, the stakes are raised ever higher.

McPherson's other plays include Shining City, The Weir, and Dublin Carol. The creative team will include Rae Smith (set and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), and Matthew Smethurst-Evans (sound design).