UPDATE: The Broadway premiere of Hangmen at the Golden Theatre was canceled after just 13 preview performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The widely celebrated Royal Court Theatre/Atlantic Theater Company production of Academy & Olivier Award winner Martin McDonagh’s comedy Hangmen, directed by Olivier Award nominee Matthew Dunster, lands on Broadway in spring 2020.

Hangmen staged its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London in September 2015, transferring to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre in December of that year and ultimately winning 'Best New Play' at the 2016 Olivier Awards. Hangmen's Off-Broadway premiere was subsequently presented by Atlantic Theater Company from January through March 2018.

British-Irish playwright Martin McDonagh is renowned for his dark sense of humor and is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated screenplays of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “In Bruges.” He also served as director for those feature films and, in addition, he wrote and directed the acclaimed 2012 movie “Seven Psychopaths.” A four-time Tony Award nominee, McDonagh has been equally successful on the Great White Way as on the silver screen. Hangmen marks his seventh Broadway credit, after previous productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan (2014), A Behanding in Spokane (2010), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2006), The Pillowman (2005), The Lonesome West (1999), and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1998).

Hangmen also boasts a stellar original Broadway cast, which includes the likes of “Game of Thrones” and “The Full Monty” favorite Mark Addy, two-time Olivier Award-winning West End star Tracie Bennett (who also received a 2012 Tony nomination for her celebrated Broadway debut as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow), and “Downton Abbey” and “Legion” star Dan Stevens, who makes his Broadway debut with the production.

Hangmen is a wickedly funny slice of Great British drama on the Great White Way!

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Hangmen:

England 1965 – What is Britain’s (second most) famous executioner to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity and the cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Martin McDonagh
Robert Fox, Jean Doumanian & Elizabeth I. McCann
Matthew Dunster
Joshua Carr
Ian Dickinson
Anna Fleischle
Anna Fleischle
Cast list:
Mark Addy (as Harry), Tracie Bennett (as Alice), Ewen Bremner (as Syd), Owen Campbell (as Clegg), Jeremy Crutchley (as Inspector Fry), Gaby French (as Shirley), Josh Goulding (as Hennessy), John Hodgkinson (as Pierrepoint), Richard Hollis (as Bill), John Horton (as Arthur), Ryan Pope (as Charlie), and Dan Stevens (as Mooney)
Hangmen Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 28, 2020
March 11, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Hangmen News & Features

Dan Stevens in Hangmen
Hangmen, starring Dan Stevens, has officially closed
March 23, 2020

Hang it all! The Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen, which began preview performances at the Golden Theatre on February 28, 2020, has now officially closed and will no longer resume performances when Broadway theaters re-open following the current lockdown. The production played a total of 13 preview performances and was scheduled for an official opening on March 19 and a limited engagement through July 18, 2020.

Dan Stevens in Hangmen
Official Broadway production photos released for Hangmen
March 11, 2020

Ahead of next week's official opening, producers of the Broadway premiere of Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen have now released official production photography.

Our Hangmen Review

PLEASE NOTE: This is a review of the 2018 Off-Broadway premiere of Hangmen at Atlantic Theater Company. Bet that title makes you wonder what the play is about, right?  Well Martin McDonagh's Hangmen is about a lot more than hangmen - but not by much.  Is it also about being careful of the irreversible quality of your actions - let's say hanging someone, for instance - because those actions may... Read more