Four-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Daniel Radcliffe is heading back to the Great White Way! Tony winner Michael Grandage's critically-acclaimed West End production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Radcliffe in the title role, is coming to Broadway's Cort Theatre with the entire London cast. The production will play a strictly limited engagement April 12 through July 20. Opening night is set for April 20. The eligibility cut-off date for Tony nominations is April 24.
Set on the remote island of Inishmaan off the west coast of Ireland, word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on the neighboring island of Inishmore. The one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy (Radcliffe), if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his daily life.
Radcliffe made his Broadway debut in Peter Shaffer’s Equus and returned to Broadway in 2011 for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Since completing the final installment in the series of eight Harry Potter films, Radcliffe has continued to prove himself a diverse performer by starring in the films Kill Your Darlings and The Woman in Black.
In addition to Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan will feature 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).
The Cripple of Inishmaan comes to Broadway following its sold out run last summer at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre, where it was part of an award-winning season of five plays produced by the Michael Grandage Company. The production marks the Broadway premiere for McDonagh’s heralded play, and the first Broadway transfer from the Michael Grandage Company. The Cort Theatre is currently playing host to Waiting For Godot and No Man's Land through March 30.
The production will feature scenic and costume design by Tony winner Christopher Oram, lighting design by Tony winner Paule Constable and sound designe by Alex Baranowski.