The Ferryman Extends Broadway Engagement

Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, and more star in Jez Butterworth’s new play.

A scene from Jez Betterowrth's The Ferryman on Broadway.
A scene from Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman on Broadway.
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Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will extend its run on Broadway through July 7, 2019, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The production celebrated its Broadway opening night on October 21.

The play 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.

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