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Show Summary - The Ferryman

The Ferryman is the newest Broadway play by the celebrated contemporary British writer Jez Butterworth. Butterworth’s first encounter with Broadway was the 2011 production of his play Jerusalem, which was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and which starred Mark Rylance, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in that show. Then, Butterworth returned to Broadway for the 2014-15 production of his play The River, which starred the big fan favorite, Hugh Jackman which et with critical acclaim. In the meantime, Butterworth has been actively working in the U.K. in many theatre projects. Most recently, his play The Ferryman played at the Royal Court Theatre in London from April 24, 2017 until May 20, 2017, earning the honor of the fastest selling play in Royal Court history. Following this Off-West End debut, it transferred to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre from June 29, 2017 to May 19, 2018.

The London production of The Ferryman was extended due to popular demand, and the show earned the Evening Standard Award and Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play there. It remains to be seen how Broadway audiences will respond to this very Irish show that may feel disconnected from the popular American idea of Irish life, which is very different from the British perspective.

The production of The Ferryman transfers to Broadway almost intact, led by the same director, Sam Mendes, whose previous Broadway directing credits include the 2014 revival of Cabaret, the 2006 production of The Vertical Hour, and the 2003 revival of Gypsy. The show racked up awards in London, winning the Evening Standard Awards for Best Play and Best Director, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play, and the What’s On Stage Awards for Best Play and Best Director.

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Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: October 2, 2018
Show Opens: October 21, 2018
Show Closes: January 15, 2018

Should You See The Ferryman On Broadway?

The Ferryman on Broadway

What Is The Ferryman Like?

The play is set in Northern Ireland in the early '80s during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration and feast. The festivities are halted, however, by an unexpected visitor. The show features an ensemble cast of over 30 performers, including 12 children and a baby. Many of the British actors are transferring with the show to Broadway. The show includes scenic and costume design by Rob Howell (Groundhog Day, Matilda the Musical), lighting design by Peter Mumford (King Kong, The Children), and sound design by Nick Powell (Wolf Hall Parts One and Two). With such a strong track record, from the mind of one of the most cunning playwrights of this generation, The Ferryman is an excellent pick for those who like excellent dramatic writing, staging, and performance..

Is The Ferryman Show Good for Kids?

The show is recommended for those aged 10 and above. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Broadway Theatre:

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
The Shubert Organization

45th Street, between 8th and Broadway

Bernard B. Jacobs Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Seating Map:
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