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The Ferryman Docks on Broadway Tonight

The new play by Jez Butterworth is set to open at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney, Genevieve O'Reilly as Mary Carney, Sean Frank Coffey as Bobby Carney, and Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney in the Broadway production of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman.
(© Joan Marcus)

Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, celebrates its Broadway opening tonight 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. The play opened at the Royal Court in May 2017 before transferring to the Gielgud, where it ended its three-time-extended, yearlong run on May 19.

The Broadway production stars original London cast members Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, and Genevieve O'Reilly, 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.