'Hangmen' to return to Broadway in April

Martin McDonagh's play had 13 performances in 2020 before being canceled amid the pandemic.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Hang tight while you wait for Hangmen to return! Martin McDonagh's play will return to Broadway for a limited 10-week engagement beginning April 8. Opening night is April 21 at the Golden Theatre, which was most recently occupied by Thoughts of a Colored Man before its early closure.

Hangmen was originally scheduled for a Broadway run in 2020. The show played 13 preview performances at the Golden before all Broadway theatres shut down amid Covid-19. Unlike most shows, however, Hangmen did not plan to return post-pandemic; it was the first show to announce a permanent closure.

Now, Hangmen will resume with much of the 2020 cast intact: Tracie Bennett, Owen Campbell, Jeremy Crutchley, Gaby French, Josh Goulding, John Hodgkinson, Richard Hollis, John Horton, and Ryan Pope. New cast members include David Threlfall in the lead role of Harry and Game of Thrones's Alfie Allen in his Broadway debut as Mooney, along with Andy Nyman.

Hangmen centers around Harry, Britain's second-most famous executioner who has just learned that hanging will be outlawed. As something of a small-town celebrity, he is swarmed at his local pub by reporters who want to learn his reaction to the news. He also receives a visit from a mysterious stranger named Mooney, who has different motives for his visit.

Before debuting on Broadway, the dark comedy play had an Olivier Award-winning premiere in London's West End in 2015, and it went on to an Off-Broadway run at Atlantic Theater Company in 2018. Hangmen marks McDonagh's seventh Broadway play; he was last on Broadway with The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, in 2014.

Check back for information on Hangmen tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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