This production began performances on 18th April and closed on 30th July 2006.
Faith Healer is a masterpiece. A magnificent piece of storytelling. A gripping production that has you on the edge of your seat and wiping the tears from your eyes.
Faith Healer tells the moving tale of dissolute, charasmatic Frank Hardy (Fiennes), his long-time lover (Jones) and his devoted manager (McDiarmid) as they travel the back roads of Scotland and Wales peddling miracles. As the three wrestle with Hardy's genuine but elusive gift for healing, they ask potent questions about who we trust, what we know and why we believe. Faith Healer offers the unique opportunity to see three of our finest actors on one stage and delights those with faith in the enduring power of live theatre.
In the astonishing and mesmerising new Broadway production of Brian Friel's great play, Ralph Fiennes paints a portrait of an artist as dreamer and destroyer that feels so fresh. Rarely has his glamorous star shine been put to such powerful use.
The New York Times
Ralph Fiennes returns to Broadway - alongside Cherry Jones, fresh from her tour de force in Doubt - in Brian Friel's Faith Healer, a spellbinding play in which each revelation upends all that has come before it.
Faith Healer was mounted on Broadway in May 1979, starring James Mason and directed by Jose Quintero. In the quarter century since, several high-profile productions have established its critical standing as equal to that of Friel's other masterworks Philadelphia, Here I Come and the Tony-winning Best Play Dancing at Lughnasa.
Theatrical magic! Brian Friel's play is brilliantly evocative"
RALPH FIENNES – Frank
IAN MCDIARMID – Teddy
CHERRY JONES – Grace
BRIAN FRIEL – Playwright
JONATHAN KENT – Director
JONATHAN FEMSOM – Designer
MARK HENDERSON – Lighting Designer