The Ferryman Extends Broadway Engagement Due to Overwhelming Popular Demand
19 November 2018
Due to popular demand, Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions are pleased to announce that Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will extend its run on Broadway through July 7, 2019 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street).
“No matter what sort of spread you’ve planned for your Thanksgiving dinner, it won’t be a patch on the glorious feast that has been laid out at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater. That’s where Jez Butterworth’s thrilling new play The Ferryman has opened with a generosity of substance and spirit rarely seen on the stage anymore.”
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
The fall season’s most acclaimed production on Broadway, The Ferryman just celebrated its second consecutive week in the million dollar club, with gross sales of $1,000,731.10 for the week ending November 18.
Tickets for 20 additional weeks of performances are on sale now at www.telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400, or in-person at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office (242 W. 45th Street).
When The Ferryman opened last month, New York’s critics raved:
“CRITICS PICK! THIS ASTONISHING, GLORIOUS, MAGNIFICENT DRAMA TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY. The Ferryman is an endlessly vibrant work, directed with sweeping passion and meticulous care by Sam Mendes. THIS IS THEATER AS CHARGED AND EXPANSIVE AS LIFE ITSELF.”
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The Ferryman sets a gold standard for Broadway plays. A rollicking, moving masterpiece, and an emphatic herald of the strength and power of original playwriting on Broadway. Rarely is theater so beautifully written, brilliantly acted and brilliantly directed. DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO SEE IT.”
– Tim Teeman, The Daily Beast
“A RIVETING WORK OF ART. The evening is a meticulous unfolding of plot and character that builds to one of the most ferociously rewarding climaxes of my playgoing experience. THIS EXPLOSIVE, EXHILARATING DRAMA IS WHAT A THEATER LOVER LIVES FOR.”
– Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“Epic and extraordinary, with a howling roar of cacophonous humanity. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WATCHING HUMAN DESTINY PLAY OUT BEFORE YOUR EYES.”
– Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
“A gloriously entertaining new work that positively thrums with life and love, and leaves you shocked and breathless. THE FERRYMAN IS A CRACKLING THRILLER THAT WILL SHAKE UP THE BROADWAY SEASON WITH TORNADO-LIKE FORCE.”
– David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“A stunning drama, filled with heartrending drama and belly laughs. AS POWERFUL AS ANYTHING ON STAGE TODAY.”
– Greg Evans, Deadline
“A CLASSIC. This gorgeous sprawling yarn encompasses the entire spectrum of human existence - life and death, love and hatred, compassion and violence. THE STORY IS SO ENGROSSING AND THE SUSPENSE SO FOREBODING, YOU’LL BE LEFT WANTING MORE.”
– Roma Torre, NY1
Developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and produced with Neal Street Productions and The Royal Court Theatre, The Ferryman opened at The Royal Court in May 2017 and was the fastestselling play in the theatre’s history. The sold-out show transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, and ended its thrice-extended, year-long run in May 2018. The Ferryman won three 2018 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play (marking Jez Butterworth’s second Olivier win), Best Actress Laura Donnelly, and Best Director Sam Mendes (marking his fourth Olivier win). The Ferryman also won three 2017 Evening Standard Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, as well as the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney; three 2018 Whatsonstage Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Fra Fee; and was named the Best New Play at the 2018 UK Critics’ Circle Awards.
The Ferryman is set in rural Northern Ireland in 1981. The Carney farmhouse is a hive of activity with preparations for the annual harvest. A day of hard work on the land and a traditional night of feasting and celebrations lie ahead. But this year they will be interrupted by a visitor.
The Ferryman’s acclaimed 30+ member cast currently features most of the play’s London cast members on the Broadway stage, including Paddy Considine in his stage debut as Quinn Carney, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mary Carney, Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Sean Frank Coffey, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Daniel Robert Craniey, 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, Annie Scarfuto, Brooklyn Shuck, Glenn Speers, Rafael West Vallés, and Niall Wright.
The Ferryman’s creative team is Rob Howell (scenic and costume design), Peter Mumford (lighting design), Nick Powell (sound design and original music), Amy Ball CDG (UK Casting), Jim Carnahan, C.S.A and Jillian Cimini C.S.A. (US 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 (UK fight director), Thomas Schall (US fight director), Majella Hurley (UK dialect coach), and Deborah Hecht (US dialect coach).
The Ferryman is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions & Neal Street Productions with Ronald Frankel, Gavin Kalin Productions, Roy Furman/Benjamin 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/Bill Damaschke, 1001 Nights, Burnt Umber Productions, Rupert Gavin, Scott Rudin, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler, Sam Levy/Lauren Stevens, and Ramin Sabi/Christopher Ketner.