Following its successful run in London’s West End, the critically-acclaimed Michael Grandage production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan is heading to the Great White Way. And with it comes the entire London cast. Yes that’s right… Daniel Radcliffe is returning to Broadway!
Radcliffe puts in an amazing performance as Billy Claven, the cripple of the play’s title. Set in the Irish Aran islands, just off the coast of Galway, Cripple Billy, orphaned since birth, has longed for a way to escape the barren islands and now he just might have found a way. News spreads across the island that a Hollywood film was going to be made on the neighbouring island of Inishmore. Seeing this as is one opportunity to leave and a route all the way to Hollywood, he attempts to convince a small community of Islanders how much he wants to realise his dream.
The production will be housed at the Cort Theatre for a strictly limited engagement April 12 through July 20, reports Broadway.com. With the Tony nomination eligibility cut-off date April 24, it’s unsurprising that opening night is planned for April 20.
This will be Radcliffe’s third outing on Broadway following his successful runs in Peter Shaffer’s Equus (2008) and the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011).
Joining Radcliffe in New York are Ingrid Craigie (Kate Osborne), Pádraic Delaney (Babbybobby), Sarah Greene (Helen McCormick), Gillian Hanna (Eileen Osborne), Gary Lilburn (Doctor), Conor MacNeill (Bartley McCormick), Pat Shortt (Johnnypateenmike) and June Watson (Mammy).
Check out our review from the London show last year while waiting for word on when tickets will be released.