The Ferryman on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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The Ferryman Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play
  • The Ferryman is 3 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: October 2, 2018
  • Show Opened : October 21, 2018
  • Show Closed: July 7, 2019

Set in a turbulent time in Northern Ireland during the 1980's this production features a huge cast set to a beat of murder, espionages and double-crossing.

The Ferryman on Broadway Background

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 was met 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.

Broadway audiences responded well to this very Irish show that at times feels very disconnected from the popular American idea of Irish life. This in turn is also very different from the British perspective of the Irish.

What's 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 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.

Theatre Information

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre

242 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,101
Entrance: 45th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre Seating Chart

The Ferryman Marquee

The Ferryman Marquee

Cast Members

Frank Magennis
Graham Winton
Quinn Carney
Brian d'Arcy James
Father Horrigan
Charles Dale
Caitlin Carney
Holley Fain
Tom Kettle
Shuler Hensley
Michael Carney
Sean Delaney
Aunt Maggie Far Away
Fionnula Flanagan
Shane Corcoran
Jack DiFalco
Ralph Brown
Uncle Patrick Carney
Fred Applegate
Shena Carney
Julia Nightingale
Honor Carney
Matilda Lawler
Diarmaid Corcoran
Terence Keeley
Oisin Carney
Rob Malone
Declan Corcoran
Michael Quinton McArthur
Mercy Carney
Willow McCarthy
Aunt Patricia Carney
Ann McDonough
Mary Carney
Emily Bergl
Nunu (Nuala) Carney
Brooklyn Shuck
Lawrence Malone
Glenn Speers
James Joseph "JJ" Carney
Collin Kelly-Sordelet

Past Cast Members

Quinn Carney
Paddy Considine
Caitlin Carney
Laura Donnelly
Mary Carney
Genevieve O'Reilly
Frank Magennis
Dean Ashton
Aunt Patricia Carney
Glynis Bell
Mary Carney
Gina Costigan
Tom Kettle
Justin Edwards
Michael Carney
Fra Fee
Shane Corcoran
Tom Glynn-Carney
Stuart Graham
Uncle Patrick Carney
Mark Lambert
Shena Carney
Carla Langley
Diarmaid Corcoran
Conor MacNeill
Father Horrigan
Colin McPhillamy
Aunt Patricia Carney
Dearbhla Molloy
Lawrence Speers
Glenn Speers
James Joseph "JJ" Carney
Niall Wright


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Roy Furman

Gavin Kalin Productions

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Ron Kastner

Starry Night Entertainment

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Steve Traxler

Richard Winkler

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Rupert Gavin

Scott Rudin

1001 Nights

Bill Damaschke

The Shubert Organization

Sam Levy

Lauren Stevens

Ramin Sabi

Christopher Ketner

Jamie DeRoy

Catherine Adler

Production Credits

Production Stage Manager
Jill Cordle
Jez Butterworth
Sam Mendes
Settings & Costumes
Rob Howell
Peter Mumford
Sound & Original Music
Nick Powell

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Company Manager
Deirdre Murphy at Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Production Manager
Aurora Productions
Casting Director - US
Jim Carnahan Casting
Casting Director - UK
Amy Ball
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