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The Ferryman - 2018 - Broadway

$89-$175

Get tickets now to "the most critically acclaimed play of the season" (Rolling Stone). The Chicago Tribune calls THE FERRYMAN "a sprawling, Shakespearean masterpiece and the best new play of the year." Written by Jez Butterworth and directed Sam Mendes, this "new, instant and monumental classic" (HuffPost) has been ranked on more "Top 10" lists than any other show. New York Times critic Ben Brantley says, "It's the Broadway production of the year."

It'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." And The New Yorker raves, "As you sit in the audience, you know you are watching theatre history happen." Don't miss THE FERRYMAN - "the must-see drama of the year" (Time Out).

Sam Mendes directs, with scenic & costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Peter Mumford, sound design & original music by Nick Powell, and choreography by Scarlett Mackmin.

Schedule

Running Time: 3 hours & 15 mins, w/ 1 intermission a 5 min pause

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Ferryman


‘The Ferryman’ Broadway Review: Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes Unload on the IRA - The Wrap
"The Ferryman" moves like an express, in part because we see its oars churning, even those that are borrowed. There's nothing subtle about it, and that includes most of the big, broad and often very busy performances that the Tony Awards like to honor. Where "The Ferryman" enters a totally original space is its thrilling third act, when those Corcoran nephews take center stage to recall attending Bobby Sands' funeral and falling under the influence the IRA.

Review: 'The Ferryman' on Broadway is Jez Butterworth's epic story about a family in Troubles-era Northern Ireland - Chicago Tribune
It is a measure of the brilliance of Sam Mendes' direction, his uncommon ability to focus your eyes on a corner of this riot of characters, that you often forget Aunt Maggie even is there, sitting in a corner of her wheelchair reminding us that we all lose our mind eventually. The only moment of the show that feels theatrical, as distinct from real, is the tricky final violent climax, which this cast does not quite pull off.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - July 7, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, directed by Sam Mendes, will play its final Broadway performance today, July 7, after 296 performances.
by Naomi Serviss - June 12, 2019
Fain finds a home as the vibrant, glowing center of a large Irish family in Jez Butterworth's fast-moving three-hour play set in the thick of The Troubles.
by Monroe George - June 11, 2019
The cast of the Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Ferryman celebrated their four Tony wins today with a celebratory cake! See the cast, babies and bunnies included, living it up below!
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019
Jez Butterworth has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Play for THE FERRYMAN.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019
Sam Mendes has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for THE FERRYMAN.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019
Rob Howell has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Play for THE FERRYMAN.
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2019
Rob Howell has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for THE FERRYMAN.
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2019
Tony Award winner Blair Brown, who was announced to take over the role of Aunt Maggie Far Away in The Ferryman, has withdrawn from the production due to an injury unrelated to the show.
by Broadwaysted - April 19, 2019
This week we are beyond thrilled to be joined by The Ferryman on Broadway's incredible Ralph Brown! We're pouring out Milagro Tequila and some gin and tonics as Ralph spills about his legendary character in 'Star Wars' (Bryan had his action figure!), making his Broadway debut in The Ferryman, and how you can tell if a Shakespeare production is good or not.
by Michael Dale - April 16, 2019
When director Sam Mendes' beautifully realized production of Jez Butterworth's Olivier-winning drama The Ferryman opened on Broadway last October, leading man Paddy Considine and several other members of the excellent ensemble cast had been with the play since its April 2017 Royal Court premiere, with additional members having joined the company during its transfer stint at the Gielgud.
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2019
It has been announced that Fionnula Flanagan, who originated the role of "Aunt Maggie Far Away" in The Ferryman's Broadway cast, is extending her run with the show. Flanagan is currently scheduled to play two additional weeks of performances at the Jacobs Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2019
The Ferryman, currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W. 45th Street) in an extended engagement through July 7, has just welcomed new cast members!
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2019
Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman - the critically-acclaimed new play recently named to an industry-leading 25 Best-Of-The-Year lists - today welcomes many new cast members, with Brian d'Arcy James leading as Quinn Carney. Check out a new promo featuring the new cast below!
by TV - Press Previews - January 18, 2019
Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman - the critically-acclaimed new play recently named to an industry-leading 25 Best-Of-The-Year lists - will welcome many new cast members beginning Tuesday, February 19, with Brian d'Arcy James leading as Quinn Carney.
by Walter McBride - January 17, 2019
Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman - the critically-acclaimed new play recently named to an industry-leading 25 Best-Of-The-Year lists - will welcome many new cast members beginning Tuesday, February 19, with Brian d'Arcy James leading as Quinn Carney.