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The Ferryman - 2018 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: October 02, 2018
Closing:July 07, 2019

Running Time:

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

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)

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Address:
242 West 45th St.
New York,NY

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Featured Reviews For The Ferryman


‘The Ferryman,’ an explosive, exhilarating human drama - Washington Post
As a portrait of a vengeance-obsessed culture drowning in its own spilled blood, "The Ferryman" is a searing social document. As a sprawling human drama, poised on the precipice of a violence that you know is waiting for its beguilingly drawn and assayed characters, it is a riveting work of art. It sprawls, too, in the most exhilarating sense of the term. Jez Butterworth's revenge tragedy, which marked its official opening Sunday night at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, teems with people and the events that divide and imperil them.

Theater Review: Livestock and Stock Types in The Ferryman - Vulture
The devil of it all is that is that, both despite and because of its flagrant use of formula, The Ferryman hooks us through the gills and pulls us along. After all, are we not entertained? There's a live goose, for God's sake. In the wake of the play's frantic, lurid, pull-out-all-the-stops-and-knock-down-all-the-pins conclusion (which makes the whole play feel like the prequel to an as-yet-unwritten bloodbath blockbuster called The Wrath of Quinn), the audience rocketed to its feet - and I got the reaction. Even though, when I stopped to think about it, at least three different elements of the story's final catastrophic 60 seconds left me wondering, "Wait, but why?" In a sense, set and costume designer Rob Howell's rendering of the Carneys' farmhouse, with its barrage of meticulous detail and its absurdly outsize proportions, is the perfect metaphor for the play itself: It's a head-trippy presentation of rich, authentic-seeming texture inside a romanticized, larger-than-life box - a gourmet meal by a very clever chef that somehow gives us the same uneasy satisfaction as Lucky Charms. "That just... almost looked right," said the friend who saw it with me, whose family lives in Donegal, "And... almost felt right. But..."


 



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by Nicole Rosky - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Nicole Rosky - 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.

The Ferryman Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Ferryman been nominated for?
Best Play , Best Costume Design of a Play for Rob Howell, Best Direction of a Play for Sam Mendes, Best Lighting Design of a Play for Peter MumfordBest Scenic Design of a Play for Rob Howell and Best Sound Design of a Play for Nick Powell.

What Tony Awards has The Ferryman won?
Best Play, Best Costume Design of a Play for Rob Howell Best Direction of a Play for Sam Mendes and Best Lighting Design of a Play for Peter Mumford Best Scenic Design of a Play for Rob Howell Best Sound Design of a Play for Nick Powell.

What other awards has The Ferryman been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Nick Powell, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Paddy Considine, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob HowellOutstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tom Glynn-Carney and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paddy Considine.

What other awards has The Ferryman won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Nick Powell, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Paddy Considine, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sam Mendes and Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tom Glynn-Carney Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paddy Considine.

What awards has The Ferryman been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Nick Powell, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Paddy Considine, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob HowellOutstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tom Glynn-Carney and Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paddy Considine.

What awards has The Ferryman won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sam Mendes, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Nick Powell, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Paddy Considine, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sam Mendes and Outstanding New Broadway Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Rob Howell Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Tom Glynn-Carney Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Paddy Considine.

What productions of The Ferryman have there been?
The Ferryman has had 3 productions including West End which opened in 2017, West End which opened in 2017 and Broadway which opened in 2018.