Broadway’s critically acclaimed new play The Ferryman is about to have an influx of new cast members. The play by Jez Butterworth that came to the Great White Way under the direction of Sam Mendes, after premiering in London’s West End, will welcome the arrivals on February 19, 2019. The new cast members will include many favorites of Broadway.
Joining The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre will be three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Next to Normal, Shrek: The Musical) as Quinn Carney; Holley Fain (Harvey, “Gossip Girl,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) as Caitlin Carney; and Emily Bergl (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Plenty) as Mary Carney. Other new performers in the show include Fred Applegate (The Last Ship, The Producers) as Uncle Patrick Carney, Ralph Brown (Gemini Man, Withnail and I, “Turn”) as Muldoon, Sean Delaney (Rabbit Hole, Labyrinth, 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 Award 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 Magenni.
The new arrivals will join returning The Ferryman cast members 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 adorable babies who rotate in the role of Bobby Carney. Additional casting announcements are forthcoming.
Additional exciting news comes in the form of Tony-winner Blair Brown (The Parisian Woman, Copenhagen) joining the production as “Aunt Maggie Far Away” on April 16, 2019.
“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.”
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.