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Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Fresh off the back of a sold-out run in London’s West End, Jez Butterworth’s new play The Ferryman transfers to Broadway. With direction from Academy Award-winning Sam Mendes, this thrilling play runs at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York.

After thrilling audiences in London’s West End and winning three Olivier Awards including Best New Play and Best Director, Jez Butterworth's new play The Ferryman reaches New York for its Broadway premiere. Directed by Sam Mendes, The Ferryman is currently running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Set in Northern Ireland in 1981, The Ferryman tells the story of the Carney family as they busily prepare for the annual harvest on their farm. They’re looking forward to a day of hard work on the land followed by a traditional night of food and celebration. But this year, they will be interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

Jez Butterworth adds to his already impressive resume with The Ferryman. His previous work as a playwright includes Mojo (1996) and Jerusalem (2009), which won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play. His screenwriting credits include Spectre and Black Mass.

Director Sam Mendes is perhaps best known for his work on the Academy Award-winning American Beauty and James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre. As for the stage, he enjoyed a decade as Artistic Director at London’s Donmar Warehouse and has been named Best Director at the Olivier Awards for plays including Company (1995) and Uncle Vanya (2003).

The Ferryman’s New York cast includes three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d’Arcy James, whose credits include Next to Normal and Spotlight. He is joined by Holley Fain (Harvey) and Emily Bergl (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Plenty).

The Ferryman originally opened with a sold-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, and earned so much acclaim that it transferred onto the West End for an extended engagement. Thanks to its star pairing of Jez Butterworth and Sam Mendes, The Ferryman at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a must-see play.

Performance dates:
02 Oct 2018 - 07 Jul 2019
Running time:
3 hours and 15 minutes including an intermission.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 10+
Audience Notes:
Fans of Jez Butterworth’s previous work will want to grab tickets for The Ferryman, which has already picked up critical acclaim and awards in the U.K. The enticing combination of Butterworth and Sam Mendes is an unmissable opportunity to experience two theater heavyweights at their best.

The Ferryman on Broadway Reviews

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User Reviews

I was afraid that I would disappointed seeing The Ferryman after several members of the original cast had left, but the current cast handled the show wonderfully. As an Irish American, I greatly appreciated the subject matter and felt that the show Read more

Performance date: 19 June 2019

A masterpiece of a show, with some terrific storytelling. I was afraid I would get bored or zone out during the three hour show, but I was riveted the whole time, wanting to know what happened next.

Performance date: 08 June 2019
Performance date: 09 January 2019
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