The Ferryman to Tour; Australian Production Also in the Works | Playbill

National Tour News The Ferryman to Tour; Australian Production Also in the Works Jez Butterworth's Tony-nominated play, now on Broadway, will play in major cities throughout the U.S.
Joan Marcus

Jez Butterworth's Olivier Award-winning play The Ferryman, now playing on Broadway (and recently nominated for nine Tony Awards), will head to major cities in the U.S. as part of a 2020–2021 national tour that is now in the works.

Producers Sonia Friedman and Caro Newling confirmed that discussions are underway for engagements in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Hartford, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, Schenectady, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Washington, and other cities.

Discussions are also underway for an Australian production.

Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman takes place during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s. The feast is upended by the arrival of an unexpected visitor and revelations from the past.

The Broadway production of The Ferryman, which opened to rave reviews October 21, 2018, is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre through July 7. The show has received nine Tony Award nominations including Best Play, Direction, and nods to three of the original cast members; four Drama Desk Award nominations; five Outer Critics Award nominations; and two Drama League Award nominations.

The cast on Broadway is currently led by three-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Next to Normal, Time Stands Still, Spotlight) as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain (Harvey, Gossip Girl) as Caitlin Carney, and Emily Bergl (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Plenty) as Mary Carney.

The company features Fred Applegate (The Last Ship, The Producers) as Uncle Patrick Carney, Ralph Brown (Gemini Man, Withnail and I) as Muldoon, Sean Delaney (Rabbit Hole, The Ferryman in the West End) as Michael Carney, Jack DiFalco (Torch Song, Marvin’s Room) as Shane Corcoran, Ethan Dubin (Bobbie Clearly, Rancho Viejo) as Oisin Carney, Tony winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, The Whale) as Tom Kettle, Terence Keeley (The Ferryman in the West End, Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe) as Diarmaid Corcoran, Collin Kelly-Sordelet (The Last Ship, Somebody’s Daughter) as James Joseph (JJ) Carney, Ann McDonough (Admissions, Dinner at Eight) as Aunt Patricia Carney, Julia Nightingale (Because of Winn Dixie) as Shena Carney, and Graham Winton (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest) as Frank Magennis.

Photos: Family Portraits with the Kids of Broadway’s The Ferryman

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