BWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway Run
The Michael Grandage Company production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Martin McDonagh, starring Daniel Radcliffe and the critically acclaimed West End cast, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage, ends its Broadway run today after 97 performances. The Cripple of Inishmaan originally opened on April 20 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).
The production marked the Broadway premiere for Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh's heralded play, and the first Broadway transfer from Michael Grandage Company, a London-based Production Company set up by director Michael Grandage and producer James Bierman (both formerly of the Donmar) to produce work across all media. The Cripple of Inishmaan came to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre, where it was part of an award-winning season of five plays produced by Michael GrandageCompany.
In addition to Daniel Radcliffe (Billy Claven), the production features Ingrid Craigie (Kate Osborne), Pádraic Delaney (Babbybobby), Sarah Greene (Helen McCormick), Gillian Hanna (Eileen Osborne),Gary Lilburn(Doctor), Conor MacNeill (Bartley McCormick), Pat Shortt (Johnnypateenmike) and June Watson (Mammy).
Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Daniel Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life. Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of age in extraordinary circumstances and confirms his position as one of the most original Irish voices to emerge in the second half of the twentieth century.
The Cripple of Inishmaan began previews on April 12, 2014 at the Cort Theatre. Scroll down for BroadwayWorld's first coverage (photos by Walter McBride) of the company meeting the press and for an exclusive interview.
BroadwayWorld was there on opening night, April 20. Scroll down for photos from the curtain call (by Walter McBride) and for an interview with the cast.
Sarah Greene was nominated this season for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Cripple of Inishmaan. Prior to the Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld caught up with her to find out why she felt like a duck out of water. Scroll down for the interview.
Daniel Radcliffe also took us on a backstage tour of the Cort Theatre. Scroll down to watch.
And, as the limited engagement of The Cripple of Inishmaan came to a close, Daniel Radcliffe shared some of his biggest fears for the final performances...
Even though The Cripple of Inishmaan came to the Cort for a limited engagement, it did well and had a lasting impact on this season's plays.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride