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Posted: 11/19/18 at 12:12pm

Through July 7th!

Will the same cast continue through this final performance? I hope it continues to extend. This play is brilliant and has been in the million dollar club the past 2 weeks. 

 

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Posted: 4/22/19 at 5:26pm

If you had to guess, would anyone say this would extend again for a few weeks past July 7th? Or hit the 1-year mark by extending into October? I hate that I’m going to miss this one, and don’t want to fill my empty slot and then regret it.

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Posted: 4/22/19 at 5:45pm

I'm going to be in town mid-October and would LOVE for it to extend until then, but I'm not expecting that to be the case. I'm gutted to be missing this one.

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Ferryman Extends!#4
Posted: 4/22/19 at 5:47pm

I think it really depends whether ticket sales improve after Tony nominations come out next week (April 30th) and whether the show wins any Tonys in June (and whether that picks up ticket sales.) 

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Posted: 4/22/19 at 5:52pm

We’re only 8 days away from the announcements, but a never-ending 48 days away from the awards. I’ll have all my hair pulled out if I have to wait that long to fill this last slot. lol Ferryman Extends!

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Ferryman Extends!#6
Posted: 4/22/19 at 7:50pm

I could imagine it getting a second extension through the summer, but I doubt it would go past Labor Day, when theatres will be lining up to take in the celebrity-filled plays.



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Posted: 4/22/19 at 7:57pm

dmwnc1959 said: "We’re only 8 days away from the announcements, but a never-ending 48 days away from the awards. I’ll have all my hair pulled out if I have to wait that long to fill this last slot. lol Ferryman Extends!"

I'm in the same boat, hoping it'll extend through the end of July. But thanks to the kind and helpful people here, I know that my Ferryman slot will be going to either Oklahoma! or The Prom if it doesn't extend.

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Posted: 4/22/19 at 8:47pm

dcinmb said: "I’m in the same boat, hoping it'll extend through the end of July. But thanks to the kind and helpfulpeople here, I know that my Ferryman slot will be going to either Oklahoma! or The Prom if itdoesn't extend."

 

I’ll probably have my last slot filled by the end of this month when the nominations are announced. Waiting until June 9th is going to kill me with anticipation, and I’d almost rather just book something now than wait. The problem with the summer months, I fear, is that the costs will go up and availability of the better seats go down. It’s a tough game, and I crumble like a cookie every time. 

 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 1:09pm

The Ferryman was every bit as breathtaking and engaging as I thought it would be. Never have I been so enraptured by a play as I was last night at The Ferryman. Every single moment and every single line had a purpose leading up to that harrowing final moment. I'm still trying to collect myself from the experience I won't soon forget. An incredible script by Jez Butterworth and masterful direction by Sam Mendes. I'm so glad I was able to see BDJ in this production, but the entire cast was sensational. All of the technical elements were incredible, but the underscoring was so haunting and perfect. The final musical underscoring reminded me a bit of the power of the underscoring of last year's Angels in America when the Angel arrived. Only, this was better than Angels in America (for me).

If you haven't seen it, do whatever you can to see the current cast. This was my most anticipated show for the trip, and we still have six more to see. I had very high expecations, and they were all exceeded. 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 2:34pm

theatretenor2 said: "The Ferryman was every bit as breathtaking and engaging as I thought it would be. Never have I been so enraptured by a play as I was last night at The Ferryman. Every single moment and every single line had a purpose leading up to that harrowing final moment. I'm still trying to collect myself from the experience I won't soon forget. An incredible script by Jez Butterworth and masterful direction by Sam Mendes. I'm so glad I was able to see BDJ in this production, but the entire cast was sensational. All of the technical elements were incredible, but the underscoring was so haunting and perfect. The finalmusical underscoring reminded me a bit of the power of the underscoring of last year's Angels in America when the Angel arrived. Only, this was better than Angels in America (for me).

If you haven't seen it, do whatever you can to see the current cast. This was my most anticipated show for the trip, and we still have six more to see. I had very high expecations, and they were all exceeded.
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My feelings of this show exactly. I saw the original cast but have only heard A+ things about the new cast. If there weren't just so many good play options this season, id rush back to see this one again. I still may squeeze it in if I can. What other shows do you plan to see? 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 5:57pm

I disagree. I thought the acting and directing were wonderful but found the play itself overrated, particularly the extremely contrived ending. I thought the third act was just about unbearable with all the speechifying.

https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-ferryman-style-over-substance-merce.html

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 8:46pm

poisonivy2 said: "I disagree. I thought the acting and directing were wonderful but found the play itself overrated, particularly the extremely contrived ending. I thought the third act was just about unbearable with all the speechifying.

https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-ferryman-style-over-substance-merce.html
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I think The Ferryman was incredible, but I do have to agree with you that the last part of the show did drag; I think it was a mistake introducing new characters near the end of the play,  and then having to listen to one of them give such a lengthy, passionate soliloquy (essentially).  It was too much for me.

That said, I have loved many versions of LDJIN -- clearly one of the greatest plays I have ever seen -- yet I have always gotten a little bored towards the end; and I won't even watch The Iceman Cometh in a theatre any more, because -- despite loving to read the play -- I get very bored in a cramped seat waiting for Hickey to show up.

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 8:51pm

poisonivy2 said: "I disagree. I thought the acting and directing were wonderful but found the play itself overrated, particularly the extremely contrived ending. I thought the third act was just about unbearable with all the speechifying.

^ This. 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 10:03pm

Jarethan said: "poisonivy2 said: "I disagree. I thought the acting and directing were wonderful but found the play itself overrated, particularly the extremely contrived ending. I thought the third act was just about unbearable with all the speechifying.

https://humbledandoverwhelmed.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-ferryman-style-over-substance-merce.html
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I think The Ferryman was incredible, but I do have to agree with you that the last part of the show did drag; I think it was a mistakeintroducingnew characters near the end of the play, and then having to listen to one of them givesuch a lengthy, passionate soliloquy (essentially). Itwas too much for me.

That said, I have loved many versions of LDJIN -- clearly one of the greatest plays I have ever seen --yet Ihave always gotten a little bored towards the end; and I won't even watchThe Iceman Cometh in a theatre any more, because -- despite loving toread the play -- I get very bored in a cramped seat waiting for Hickey to show up.
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I think LDJIN is different (at least for me) because while it is a very long grim play there's incredible consistency in the way it is written. I thought The Ferryman wanted so hard to have that shocking ending and to connect it to the IRA that in the third act all consistency was thrown out the window, and it became one audience-facing speech after another. 

 
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Great example: While we know that Quinn and Caitlin love each other, would they really be playing suckface in the kitchen while the kids and wife are upstairs sleeping? I know Butterworth wanted that moment to drive it home that they're in love, but we saw that their chemistry from the very first scene. Having them make out like that IMO took me out of the moment as it's simply not consistent with the characters Butterworth built.

 

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Posted: 4/24/19 at 10:06pm

Miles2Go2 said: "poisonivy2 said: "I disagree. I thought the acting and directing were wonderful but found the play itself overrated, particularly the extremely contrived ending. I thought the third act was just about unbearable with all the speechifying.

^ This.
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I feel the same way

 

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Posted: 5/8/19 at 8:39am

I found The Ferryman totally enthralling when I saw it a few days post-opening last fall, with the original cast. I revisited it last night, and while I still admire the play and production, I thought most of the juice was out of it and the replacements were largely not on the same level as the originators. In some cases (especially Brian D'Arcy James and Holley Fain), it seemed like they had been directed to basically replicate the performance of the person they replaced. The accents were all over the place. Among the new cast, the most successful performances came from Fred Applegate, Sean Delaney and Collin Kelley-Sordelet, to my mind.

I would be interested to hear from others who saw both the original and current casts about how their feelings changed (or didn't).

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Posted: 5/8/19 at 8:47am

Also saw the show for the 2nd time this past weekend. Having seen the new cast and OBC cast, OBC cast as a whole still reigns supreme. I really liked the 2nd cast, and if it were your first time seeing the show I think you'd be fine but the "magic" was a lost a tiny bit. The ending of this play is exhilarating to me, so I still absolutely loved that. Having reflected on it for a few days, still an amazing show, well performed cast, but not quite as strong as the original. Went from like a 9/10 to an 8/10 for me. 

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Posted: 5/8/19 at 8:56am

I preferred the OBC as well, especially Laura Donnelly's performance. Holley was solid but I wasn't as emotional as I was when I saw Laura performed (I saw OBC three times.) last saw the Ferryman back in early March so it was a while back. 

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Posted: 5/8/19 at 9:08am

Laura Donnelly's performance felt so natural and in-the-moment. It's not that she did anything remarkable, but I really believed she was that woman. Holley Fain was definitely giving an accomplished, technically sound performance, but it always felt like acting. And she seems to have adopted a lot of Donnelly's mannerisms, which seemed organic when Donnelly did them but very performative here. For example:

 
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"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Posted: 5/8/19 at 9:47am

AC126748 said: "Laura Donnelly's performance felt so natural and in-the-moment. It's not that she did anything remarkable, but I really believed she was that woman. Holley Fain was definitely giving an accomplished, technically sound performance, but it always felt like acting. And she seems to have adopted a lot of Donnelly's mannerisms, which seemed organic when Donnelly did them but very performative here. For example:

 
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Prefect example here! Donnelley was better in the role in my opinion. So glad she got her well deserved Tony nom 

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Ferryman Extends!#21
Posted: 6/11/19 at 10:47pm

So....

Do we think this might extend through the summer? Any inside knowledge?

And at what point do we give up hope and just accept that if they haven't extended by now, looks like July 7 is the final day?

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Posted: 6/11/19 at 11:58pm

MrJNLong said: "So....

Do we think this might extend through the summer? Any inside knowledge?

And at what point do we give up hope and just accept thatif they haven't extended by now, looks like July 7 is the final day?
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Collin Kelly-Sordelet posted on Instagram on Sunday with a bunch of cast members, specifically mentioning how he's sad there's only 5 weeks left. Unless there's a new cast coming in (which I can't imagine), looks like we are indeed saying goodbye to the Carney's Ferryman Extends!


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Posted: 6/12/19 at 12:42am

Seeing this thread pop up made me very excited for a moment Ferryman Extends!

I only moved to New York last year, and had seen maybe about only 10 Broadway shows prior to that, so I don't have a huge amount of live theatre I've seen, but I already feel like Ferryman is going to be one of those plays that I remember seeing for the rest of my life. Saw it with the original cast (on second preview, no less) and the original cast as well. Both times were exhilarating and I only wish that they would film it or adapt it so I could experience it again.