Olivier Award nominee Catherine McCormack (All My Sons, Braveheart) joins the Broadway production of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman December 18. McCormack replaces Genevieve O’Reilly in the role of Mary Carney, which she first played in London.
The Ferryman, which opened at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre October 21, is directed by Sam Mendes. The cast is led by Paddy Considine as Quinn Carney and Laura Donnelly as Caitlin Carney.
Completing the cast are Dean Ashton, Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Trevor Harrison Braun, Sean Frank Coffey, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Charles Dale, Justin Edwards, Fra Fee, Fionnula Flanagan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Stuart Graham, Mark Lambert, Carla Langley, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, Willow McCarthy, Conor MacNeill, Colin McPhillamy, Rob Malone, Dearbhla Molloy, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, August Rhyner, Annie Scarfuto, Brooklyn Shuck, Glenn Speers, Rafael West Vallés, and Niall Wright.
Set in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s, The Ferryman takes place during the Carney farmhouse's annual harvest celebration and feast, upended by the arrival of an unexpected visitor and revelations from the past.
Following a record-breaking, sold-out debut at London's Royal Court Theatre last spring, the production transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, where it ended its thrice-extended, year-long run in May. The production won three 2018 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play and Best Director, along with a number of Evening Standard Awards and a U.K. Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play.
Watch highlights from the production below.