JERUSALEM, a new play by Jez Butterworth, is now in its final five weeks on Broadway. The limited engagement, extended once, ends Sunday, August 21 as scheduled at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), prior to the production returning to London's West End, where it will begin performances on October 8 at the Apollo Theatre.
For the final five weeks, the role of Lee, originally played by John Gallagher Jr., will be played by Jay Sullivan. Gallagher has a contractual engagement that conflicts with the extension weeks for JERUSALEM.
Sullivan makes his Broadway debut in JERUSALEM. His credits include the New York premieres of Dog Sees God (Soho Playhouse), Durango (Public), Orestes: A Tragic Romp (Folger/Two River). Regional: Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, Our Town, Eurydice (Alley); The History Boys (Helen Hayes nomination), Rock 'n' Roll (Studio Theatre). TV: "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU." Film: The Unidentified.
Star Mark Rylance won his second Tony Award for his critically acclaimed performance as Johnny ‘Rooster' Byron. He also won the New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance. JERUSALEM author Jez Butterworth also won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.
The production stars Mark Rylance as Johnny ‘Rooster' Byron, Mackenzie Crook as Ginger, Max Baker as Wesley, Alan David as The Professor, Aimeé-Ffion Edwards as Phaedra, Geraldine Hughes as Dawn, Danny Kirrane as Davey, Charlotte Mills as Tanya, Sarah Moyle as Ms. Fawcett, Molly Ranson as Pea, Harvey Robinson as Mr. Parsons, Barry Sloane as Troy Whitworth and Jay Sullivan as Lee. Aiden Eyrick and Mark Page alternate in the role of Marky.
In the woods of South West England, Johnny ‘Rooster' Byron (Mark Rylance), former daredevil motorcyclist and modern-day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son wants to be taken to the country fair, a stepfather wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of friends wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
JERUSALEM is designed by Ultz, with lighting design by Mimi Jordan Sherin and sound design by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. Composer is Stephen Warbeck.
Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, Thursday and Friday at 7:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are available at www.telecharge.com.