Paddy Considine and Laura Donnelly to Star in The Ferryman on Broadway
Jez Butterworth's new play has announced principal casting.
Original stars Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, and Genevieve O'Reilly will head the Broadway cast of Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, previews will begin October 2, with opening night set for October 21.
Considine, Donnelly, and O'Reilly will reprise their performances as Quinn Carney, Caitlin Carney, and Mary Carney. They will be joined by numerous cast members who have appeared throughout the drama's engagements at the Royal Court Theatre and on the West End's Gielgud Theatre, including Dean Ashton, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Malloy, Glenn Speers, and Niall Wright. New to the play is Fionnula Flanigan, as well as understudies Glynis Bell, Colin McPhillamy, and Gina Costigan.
Additional casting will be announced.
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 is designed by Rob Howell, with lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound and original music by Nick Powell.