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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Tickets

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Tickets

New York, NY
Catch Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott on stage for ten weeks only.

About Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott reunite onstage for the Off-Broadway event of the fall, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. This dark and devastating play by Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley will run for 10 weeks only. Get Danny and the Deep Blue Sea tickets on TodayTix.

This is must-see theatre at its best, as these powerhouse actors lead this searing production about sparring, unlikely lovers. See these performers like you’ve never seen them before in a play The New York Times called “the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight.”

Jeff Ward directs this singular show about two outcasts grappling with traumatic pasts. When divorcée Roberta (Plaza) meets day laborer Danny (Abbott), their exchange could go any way, but what emerges surprises both of them. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will open your heart and mind to the power, weight, and depth of humanity. Don’t miss your chance to see the play of the season.

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In Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, the two characters delve into a bitter argument at a bar. Roberta is a single mother of a teenage son who spends her evenings partying, hoping to boost her self-esteem. Danny is a misunderstood loner who lives with his mother. The two strangers share their self-destructive habits and battles with addiction. As the characters excavate their deep darknesses, they make room for empathy.

Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley wrote Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, his second play, in 1984. Shanley is known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable, and writes searing dramas that explore complex, human topics. Danny and the Deep Blue Sea premiered at the Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville before debuting in downtown New York with the Circle in the Square Theatre.

What to Watch For

  • Danny and the Deep Blue Sea will be staged at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in the West Village, half a mile from the debut production on Bleecker Street nearly four decades ago.
  • Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott reunite on stage after starring opposite on screen in the 2020 American black comedy-drama film Black Bear.
  • Aubrey Plaza started on stage with improvisational and sketch comedy performances with the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City, but Danny and the Deep Blue Sea marks her professional stage debut.
  • Christopher Abbott made his Broadway debut in 2011 in The House of Blue Leaves and has several theatre credits, including John at Signature Theatre, Where We’re Born at The Rattlestick Theater, and The Rose Tattoo and Fool For Love at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
  • Director Jeff Ward makes his Off-Broadway directorial debut with Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

Run time

80 minutes, no intermission

Start date

October 30th, 2023

End date

January 7th, 2024




Lucille Lortel Theatre



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