Johnny "Rooster" Byron is going to wreak havoc on Broadway for another month. Jez Butterworth's Tony-nominated play, Jerusalem, has added four weeks of performances to its schedule. The show will now close on August 21 at the Music Box Theatre.
Directed by Ian Rickson, Jerusalem follows Johnny "Rooster" Byron (Mark Rylance), a modern-day Pied Piper living in a rundown trailer on the outskirts of a British town. When Johnny receives his final eviction notice, he chooses to ignore his problems and spends his last day partying with a group of local teenagers.
In addition to Rylance, Jerusalem stars Mackenzie Crook as Ginger, John Gallagher Jr. as Lee, Max Baker as Wesley, Geraldine Hughes as Dawn, Molly Ranson as Pea and Alan David as The Professor. The show opened on April 21 and received six Tony nominations, including Best Play, Best Actor (Rylance) and Best Featured Actor (Crook).