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The Ferryman welcomes Brian d'Arcy James & more to the Broadway cast
New cast members join Jez Butterworth's hit play at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
The Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth’s smash-hit play The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, welcomes a whole host of new cast members to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre tonight, including three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James, who assumes the role of Quinn Carney from original cast member and Olivier Award nominee Paddy Considine.
Mr. d' Arcy James has earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in Something Rotten! (2015), Shrek The Musical (2009), and Sweet Smell of Success (2002). He was last seen on the Great White Way as King George in Hamilton in 2017.
Other new additions to the Broadway cast include Holley Fain (as Caitlin Carney) and Emily Bergl (as Mary Carney), alongside Fred Applegate (as Uncle Patrick Carney), Ralph Brown (as Muldoon), Sean Delaney (as Michael Carney), Jack DiFalco (as Shane Corcoran), Ethan Dubin (as Oisin Carney), Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (as Tom Kettle), Terence Keeley (as Diarmaid Corcoran), Collin Kelly-Sordelet (as James Joseph "JJ" Carney), Ann McDonough (as Aunt Patricia Carney), Julia Nightingale (as Shena Carney), and Graham Winton (as Frank Magennis).
As previously announced, Tony Award winner Blair Brown is also set to assume the role of Aunt Maggie Faraway from original cast member Fionnula Flanagan from April 16.
The current cast of The Ferryman includes three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James (as Quinn Carney), Holley Fain (as Caitlin Carney), Emily Bergl (as Mary Carney), alongside Fred Applegate (as Uncle Patrick Carney), Ralph Brown (as Muldoon), Charles Dale (as Father Horrigan), Sean Delaney (as Michael Carney), Jack DiFalco (as Shane Corcoran), Ethan Dubin (as Olsin Carney), Fionnula Flanagan (as Aunt Maggie Faraway), Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley (as Tom Kettle), Terence Keeley (as Diarmaid Corcoran), Collin Kelly-Sordelet (as James Joseph "JJ" Carney), Matilda Lawler (as Honor Carney), Michael Quinton McArthur (as Declan Corcoran), Willow McCarthy (as Mercy Carney), Ann McDonough (as Aunt Patricia Carney), Julia Nightingale (as Shena Carney), Brooklyn Shuck (as Nunu Carney), Glenn Speers (as Lawrence Malone), and Graham Winton (as Frank Magennis).
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)