THE FERRYMAN Previews

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#1
Posted: 9/30/18 at 3:53pm

Previews for Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman begin in just a few days (Tuesday, October 2, 2018) at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Arriving on Broadway after an acclaimed run in the West End where it won three Oliviers (for Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Actress), The Ferryman is set to open officially on Sunday, October 21 for an open run.

Who's going?!

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Posted: 9/30/18 at 3:54pm

I have to wait until November to see this one (I did Audience Rewards), but I cannot wait to see it!

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Posted: 9/30/18 at 3:55pm
I got tickets for December last night, so still a little bit of a wait.
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#4
Posted: 9/30/18 at 4:29pm

This and Network are top of my list--unfortunately have to wait until January for both of them.

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#5
Posted: 9/30/18 at 4:41pm
I’m seeing it on Wednesday thanks to TDF!

This may be a bit of a stupid question, but for those who have seen it, how necessary is it for me to brush up on the history of what is going on in the play? I’ll be honest, I know very little of it and would rather not be lost during a three and a half hour play!
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#6
Posted: 9/30/18 at 5:19pm

I've heard it is fairly important there are some good short documentaries on youtube about The Troubles, and supposedly there will be a brief overview of them in the playbill for american audiences.

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#7
Posted: 9/30/18 at 6:49pm

Saw this in London last May abd it was one if my favorite evenings in a theater ever. This is a phenomenal play, everyone should make time to see it.

I went in with an extremely limited knowledge about Irish history and didn’t feel I lost much abd wasn’t confus3d by the characters. A cursory read of The Troubles and the Disappeared would be a good lead-in though and I recommend it fir anyone with limited knowledge about these moments in history.

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#8
Posted: 9/30/18 at 8:02pm

Going on Weds! This is high on the top of my season list and I'm expecting a stellar night

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#9
Posted: 9/30/18 at 9:10pm

Going in two weeks! I'm very excited for this one and I've heard nothing but amazing things. 

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#10
Posted: 10/1/18 at 4:18pm

Anyone going to invited dress tonight?

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Posted: 10/1/18 at 4:42pm

BroadwayConcierge said: "Anyone going to invited dress tonight?"

No, I wish, you got the right connections girl!

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Posted: 10/1/18 at 7:03pm
If you go to Adam jepsen’s (sven in frozen) instagram he has the Show curtain on his story.

Im excited!!!!!
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Posted: 10/1/18 at 11:49pm
I want to rush it soon, can anyone who rushes tell us how many tickets they sell per performance?
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#14
Posted: 10/2/18 at 12:40am

Saw the Invited Dress tonight. The show is really solid. Top notch performances across the board. It's a good 3+ hours but the energy flows throughout, especially in the third act. I didn't know a single thing about it going in and completely enjoyed from start to finish. Watching documentaries or reading about what was happening politically could help, but I don't think its necessary. The play does a good job of mapping it out for you. Enjoy! 

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#15
Posted: 10/2/18 at 12:51am
My friend at invited dress tonight just absolutely raved his face off to me. I am so excited.
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#16
Posted: 10/2/18 at 1:06am
I’m not one to usually get excited for plays, but I can not wait any longer. December better get here fast!!!
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#17
Posted: 10/2/18 at 4:24am

Since the play is really about human nature- you do not need any background at all to understand the story. It is very easily understandable - and riveting throughout.

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#18
Posted: 10/2/18 at 8:34am

I've probably heard Bono go on about Ireland enough over the years to know the backstory.

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#19
Posted: 10/2/18 at 10:16am

One of the best plays I've ever seen. 

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#20
Posted: 10/2/18 at 2:33pm
Rush report: I walked to the box office at 10:10am this morning and there was no line and had no issues getting rush tickets. They’re “partial view” in the orchestra far sides or I overheard someone got mezzanine as well. Will report!

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Posted: 10/2/18 at 2:37pm
Sorry if I missed this detail somewhere, but how much were rush tickets?
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#22
Posted: 10/2/18 at 2:38pm
They were $40!
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THE FERRYMAN Previews#23
Posted: 10/2/18 at 3:07pm

They are on TDF tonight and tomorrow if anyone is interested :)

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Posted: 10/2/18 at 5:45pm

Which row did you get?  Let us know how partial the view was after you see it.  Thank you!

 

phan24 said: "Rush report: I walked to the box office at 10:10am this morning and there was no line and had no issues getting rush tickets. They’re “partial view” in the orchestra far sides or I overheard someone got mezzanine as well. Will report!

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THE FERRYMAN Previews#25
Posted: 10/2/18 at 10:54pm
Yes, the hype is real. The Ferryman is one of the best fecking new plays to be on Broadway in years and was an absolutely THRILLING evening at the theater. Holy crap.

This is an all-star cast that will need special Tony categories for best actor/actress in Ferryman just so they don’t take away all the spots from the actors in other plays. Everyone gets a moment to shine and even the children have fully-formed characters to play.

Fionnula Flanagan, Laura Donnelly (acting goddess), Paddy Considine, Justin Edwards and Dearbhla Malloy deserve special praise, but there is not a weak link in the cast.

Butterworth’s script is marvelous. Do not read anything about the plot; you can know general Irish history, but take in the story cold.

Set, lighting, costumes, sound- all first-rate.

If you see one show this fall, make it The Ferryman.
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