Catherine McCormack to join the cast of The Ferryman on Broadway

McCormack is set to assume the role of Mary Carney in the hit Broadway production from December 18, 2018.

Catherine McCormack

Olivier Award nominee Catherine McCormack is set to join the company of the Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth’s smash-hit play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, assuming the role of Mary Carney at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from December 18, 2018. Original cast member Genevieve O’Reilly is set to play her final performance on December 16.

Catherine McCormack is set to make her Broadway debut as she reprises the role of Mary Careny, which she first played in the hit London production. She earned an Olivier Award nomination in 2001 for her portrayal of Ann in All My Sons at the National Theatre, where she also appeared in productions of Free, Dinner, and Honour. Other London stage credits include A Lie in the Mind at the Donmar Warehouse and The Lady of Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Her film appearances include "Braveheart," "Spy Game," and "28 Weeks Later".


Catherine McCormack in the London production of The Ferryman
(Photo by Johan Persson)

The cast of The Ferryman currently includes Paddy Considine (as Quinn Carney), Laura Donnelly (as Caitlin Carney), and Genevieve O’Reilly (as Mary Carney), alongside Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Gina Costigan, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Conor MacNeill, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Glenn SpeersNiall Wright, 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 Ferryman began previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on October 2, 2018, ahead of an official opening on October 21.

Synopsis: "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 play premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre, reuniting Mendes and Butterworth following their work on the latest James Bond film, "Spectre." The play then transferred to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre, where it received rave reviews and an extended run.

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions, The Ferryman’s creative team features scenic & costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design & original music by Nick Powell, choreography by Scarlett Mackmin, and hair, wigs & make-up design by Campbell Young Associates. William Berloni serves as animal trainer, Terry King as UK fight director, Thomas Schall as US fight director, Majella Hurley as UK dialect coach, and Deborah Hecht serves as US dialect coach.

The Ferryman Tickets are available now for performances through to July 7, 2019.

(Headshot courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)