Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway

Broadway News   Catherine McCormack to Join The Ferryman on Broadway
The Olivier Award nominee will step into the role of Mary Carney that she first played in London.
Catherine McCormack in The Ferryman
Catherine McCormack in The Ferryman Johan Persson

Olivier Award nominee Catherine McCormack (All My Sons, Braveheart) is set to join the Broadway production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, now playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. McCormack will replace Genevieve O’Reilly in the role of Mary Carney, which she first played in the London cast.

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McCormack, who is making her Broadway debut, will begin performances December 18. O'Reilly will play her final show December 16.

The Ferryman is directed by Sam Mendes and opened on Broadway October 21. The cast is led by Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney and Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney.

Completing the cast are 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, Holly Gould, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, Willow McCarthy, Conor MacNeill, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, August Rhyner, Annie Scarfuto, Brooklyn Shuck, Glenn Speers, Rafael West Vallés, and Niall Wright.

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 and Best Director, along with a number of Evening Standard Awards and a U.K. Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.

Set in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s, the play takes place during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration and feast, upended by the arrival of an unexpected visitor and revelations from the past.

The Ferryman’s creative team is made up of Rob Howell (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), Nick Powell (sound design and original music), Amy Ball CDG (U.K. casting), Jim Carnahan, C.S.A and Jillian Cimini C.S.A. (U.S. casting), Scarlett Mackmin (choreography), Tim Hoare (associate director), Benjamin Endsley Klein (resident director), Campbell Young Associates (hair, wigs, and makeup design), William Berloni (animal trainer), Terry King (U.K. fight director), Thomas Schall (U.S. fight director), Majella Hurley (U.K. dialect coach), and Deborah Hecht (U.S. dialect coach).

The Ferryman is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions & Neal Street Productions with Ronald Frankel, Gavin Kalin Productions, Roy Furman and Ben Lowy, Scott M. Delman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Ron Kastner, Starry Night Entertainment, Kallish Weinstein Creative, Scott Landis,Steve Traxler, Richard Winkler, Rona Delves Broughton/William Damaschke, 1001 Nights, Burnt Umber Productions, Rupert Gavin, Scott Rudin, Jamie deRoy and Catherine Adler, Sam Levy and Lauren Stevens, and Ramin Sabi and Christopher Ketner.

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