Running since October 2018 In rural Northern Ireland in 1981, the annual harvest is interrupted by a visitor in a new play by Tony nominee Jez Butterworth.
From the producers: t's 1981 in Northern Ireland, and 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 Hollywood Reporter says, “This crackling thriller positively thrums with life and love. It will leave you breathless.” Don’t miss "The Ferryman" - “the must-see drama of the year” (Time Out).
Playwright Jez Butterworth had his first major success with his play "Mojo," which premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre in 1995, winning the 1996 Laurence Olivier and Evening Standard awards. His play "Jerusalem," Butterworth's fourth play at the Royal Court, was a box-office and critical success. The production transferred to Broadway in 2011 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. His play "The River" also transferred to Broadway from the Royal Court in 2014 starring Hugh Jackman.
"The Ferryman," transfers to Broadway following a sold-out engagement at London's Royal Court as well as a twice-extended run at West End's Gielgud Theatre. The play has become the fastest-selling production in the 60-year history of the Royal Court. Winner of the Evening Standard Awards for Best Play and Best Director, "The Ferryman" was also chosen as the Best New Play at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in London and won the What’s On Stage Awards for Best Play and Best Director. Tony nominee Sam Mendes ("Cabaret," "Gypsy") directs.
2019 Tony Award Nominations: Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Paddy Considine), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Laura Donnelly), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Fionnula Flanagan), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.
2019 Drama Desk Nominations: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Glynn-Carney), Outstanding Director of a Play, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play.
2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding New Broadway Play, Outstanding Director Of A Play.
Thrilling...with a generosity of substance and spirit rarely seen on the stage anymore. Endlessly vibrant...directed with sweeping passion and meticulous care. As unlikely as it seems, you'll have no trouble keeping these characters apart. Butterworth has taken pains to define every one of them, and the cast repays him with performances that blaze unconditionally in the moment. Mendes endows these vignettes with a master craftsman's artisanal detail....magnificent.
AM New York
Explosive...themes of family tension, sexual heat, divisive politics and betrayal come to climax in an unsparing finale. Masterfully directed by Mendes...In lesser hands, "The Ferryman" may have come off as pure hokum, but Mendes makes it absolutely entrancing, bringing out many intense, full-bodied performances. Many other plays are opening on Broadway this fall, but they are unlikely to match the excitement and finely-tuned ensemble acting of "Ferryman."