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Catherine McCormack to Join Broadway's The Ferryman as Mary Carney

Genevieve O'Reilly will depart the new drama.

Catherine McCormack in The Ferryman.
(© Johan Persson)

West End actor Catherine McCormack will replace Genevieve O'Reilly in the Broadway production of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman beginning Tuesday, December 18. This will be McCormack's Broadway debut. O'Reilly will play her final performance as Mary Carney on December 16 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981, The Ferryman takes place in the Carney farmhouse, a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor. Sam Mendes directs.

The play also stars original London cast members Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly, alongside Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Sean Frank Coffey, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Carly Gold, Cooper Gomes, Holly Gould, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Matilda Lawler, Conor MacNeill, Michael McArthur, Willow McCarthy, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, Brooklyn Shuck, Metta Mary Sofsky, Glenn Speers, Rafael West Vallés, and Niall Wright.

The production is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell.