Brian D’Arcy James, Blair Brown To Join Broadway’s ‘The Ferryman’

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Broadway’s Brian d’Arcy James will join the cast of Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman next month, leading a largely new company of replacement players in the primary adult roles beginning Tuesday, Feb. 19.

D’Arcy James will take over the role of Quinn Carney from departing cast member Paddy Considine. The actor is one of 15 new cast members announced by producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Neal Street Productions today.

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All of the announced newcomers begin next month except for Orange is the New Black‘s Blair Brown, who takes over the role of Aunt Maggie Far Away from Fionnula Flanagan on Tuesday, April 16.

Others in the February replacement cast are Holley Fain, Emily Bergl, Fred Applegate, Ralph Brown, Sean Delaney, Jack DiFalco, Ethan Dubin, Shuler Hensley, Terence Keeley, Collin Kelly-Sordelet, Ann McDonough, Julia Nightingale and Graham Winton.

The production, directed by Sam Mendes, includes 17 main adults, four children, and 4 infants (on rotation for one role).

Returning cast members include Charles Dale, Matilda Lawler, Michael Quinton McArthur, Willow McCarthy, Brooklyn Shuck, Glenn Speers, Glynis Bell, Peter Bradbury, Will Coombs, Gina Costigan, Carly Gold, Holly Gould, Trevor Harrison Braun, Bella May Mordus, Griffin Osborne, and, say producers, “four adorable babies who rotate in the role of Bobby Carney.” Further casting to be announced.

A three-time Tony Award nominee, d’Arcy James’ credits include Next to Normal, Titanic, Time Stands Still, Hamilton and Something Rotten!, with film and TV roles in Spotlight, First Man and 13 Reasons Why, among many others.

Brown won a Tony for Copenhagen, and has appeared on stage in The Parisian Woman, Arcadia, among others, and on TV and film in Jack Ryan, Altered States and The Days and Night of Molly Dodd.

The Ferryman opened Oct. 21 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and recently extended its engagement through July 7.

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