Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman Sets Official Broadway Opening Date
Sam Mendes will direct the production at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
The Broadway engagement of Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will begin previews October 2 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre ahead of a newly announced official opening night on October 21.
The Ferryman opened at the Royal Court in May 2017 before transfering to the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, where it will end its thrice-extended, yearlong run on May 19. The production has won three 2017 Evening Standard Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, and three 2018 WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director.
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. The Ferryman's 30-plus member Broadway cast will be announced at a later date.
The Ferryman is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell. Other members of the Broadway creative team are also to be announced.