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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.

Run time

1 hour and 20 minutes

Start date

October 30th, 2023

End date

January 13th, 2024

Categories

Age

14+

Production note
For best availability, please check performances after December 20. Ticketing tip: Single seat options are more widely available for this production.
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852 Reviews

chris_

chris_

299 Reviews | 104 Followers
82
Intense, Great acting, Slow

See it if Very well acted two hander about troubled individuals finding each other

Don’t see it if Has slow parts even though it was just 80 minutes

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

600 Reviews | 285 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if The dark play of2 tormented souls meeting @ a rundown BX bar on a fateful night is superbly perf by both A.Plaza & C.Abbot on adequate sets.

Don’t see it if The 1st part is more riveting than the 2nd part; the script isn't perfect. Yet, this is one of those plays I'd like to see again.

BwayBaby

BwayBaby

1006 Reviews | 1056 Followers
87
Realistic, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if One of the best plays I have seen in awhile. Excellent acting/writing. Feels very real/authentic. Intense drama mixed with some comedy.

Don’t see it if No reason not to see it if you enjoy plays. Great cast. Refreshing to see a show like this again.

The4thWall

The4thWall

1031 Reviews | 952 Followers
85
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A great poignant story expertly written and performed. Clear characters and inner logic. 80 riveting minutes. Kudos to Plaza and Abbott.

Don’t see it if you don't care for high octane uncomfortable people or deep psychological drama.

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Stars on stage

Aubrey Plaza

Aubrey Plaza

Christopher Abbott

Christopher Abbott

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea cast and creative team

By: John Patrick Shanley
Director: Jeff Ward
Cast list: Aubrey Plaza (as Roberta), Christopher Abbott (as Danny)
Design: Scott Pask
Costumes: Arianne Phillips
Lighting: John Torres
Sound: Kate Marvin
Other info: Movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber

Venue

Lucille Lortel Theatre

121 Christopher Street, New York, NY, USA, 10014

Accessibility

Special access restroom, infrared listening system, wheelchair and ramp access

More information about Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

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.

Tickets

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