Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, which opened in October at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, will welcome a host of new cast members to the company beginning February 19.
Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman will feature three-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Next to Normal, Time Stands Still, Spotlight) as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain (Harvey, Gossip Girl) as Caitlin Carney, and Emily Bergl (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Plenty) as Mary Carney, with Fred Applegate (The Last Ship, The Producers) as Uncle Patrick Carney, Ralph Brown (Gemini Man, Withnail and I) as Muldoon, Sean Delaney (Rabbit Hole, The Ferryman in the West End) as Michael Carney, Jack DiFalco (Torch Song, Marvin’s Room) as Shane Corcoran, Ethan Dubin (Bobbie Clearly, Rancho Viejo) as Oisin Carney, Tony winner Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!, The Whale) as Tom Kettle, Terence Keeley (The Ferryman in the West End, Macbeth at Shakespeare’s Globe) as Diarmaid Corcoran, Collin Kelly-Sordelet (The Last Ship, Somebody’s Daughter) as James Joseph (JJ) Carney, Ann McDonough (Admissions, Dinner at Eight) as Aunt Patricia Carney, Julia Nightingale (Because of Winn Dixie) as Shena Carney, and Graham Winton (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Tempest) as Frank Magennis.
Returning cast members include Charles Dale (Father Horrigan), Fionnula Flanagan (Aunt Maggie Far Away), Matilda Lawler (Honor Carney), Michael Quinton McArthur (Declan Corcoran), Willow McCarthy (Mercy Carney), Brooklyn Shuck (Nunu (Nuala) Carney), Glenn Speers (Lawrence Malone), Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Trevor Harrison Braun, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, and four babies who rotate in the role of Bobby Carney, with further casting to be announced.
In related news, beginning April 16, Tony winner Blair Brown (Orange Is the New Black, Copenhagen) will assume the role of Aunt Maggie Far Away.
The Ferryman is set in 1981 rural Northern Ireland, where 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.
Developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and produced with Neal Street Productions and The Royal Court Theatre, The Ferryman opened at The Royal Court in May 2017. The sold-out show transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, and ended its thrice-extended, year-long run in May 2018.
The Ferryman won three 2018 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play (Butterworth’s second Olivier win), Best Actress for Laura Donnelly, and Best Director for Sam Mendes (his fourth Olivier win). The Ferryman also won three 2017 Evening Standard Awards, including Best Play and Best Director, as well as the Emerging Talent Award for Tom Glynn-Carney.
The current Broadway company includes Paddy Considine in his stage debut as Quinn Carney, Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney, Catherine McCormack as Mary Carney, Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Sean Frank Coffey, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Stuart Graham, Ryder Koehle, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, Willow McCarthy, Conor MacNeill, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, Annie Scarfuto, Brooklyn Shuck, Glenn Speers, Rafael West Vallés, and Niall Wright.