The fall Broadway transfer of Jez Butterworth’s West End hit The Ferryman has (almost) found its complete cast of 30+ actors. The four babies who join the cast to rotate in the role of Bobby Carney, will be announced at a later date.
The New York cast will feature previously announced London company members Paddy Considine, Laura Donnelly, and Genevieve O’Reilly, who will reprise their original performances as Quinn Carney, Caitlin Carney, and Mary Carney, respectively.
Joining them will be U.K. Ferryman alums Dean Ashton, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Mark Lambert, Rob Malone, and Glenn Speers, as well as Fra Fee, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Dearbhla Molloy, and Niall Wright.
Glynis Bell, Gina Costigan, Fionnula Flanagan, and Colin McPhillamy will also be part of the Broadway cast, along with the newly announced Audrey Bennett, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Will Coombs, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Matilda Lawler, Michael McArthur, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osbourne, and Brooklyn Shuck.
The acclaimed new play, directed by Sam Mendes, will begin previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater October 2.
Set in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s, The Ferryman takes place during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration and feast. The festivities are halted by the arrival of an unexpected visitor and revelations from the past.
Following a record-breaking, sold-out debut at London's Royal Court Theatre last spring, The Ferryman transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, where it ended its thrice-extended, year-long run in May. The production won three 2018 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, along with a number of Evening Standard Awards and a U.K. Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.
The Ferryman will officially open October 21.