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About Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Christopher Abbott and Aubrey Plaza star in Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley’s critically acclaimed play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Experience an emotionally charged evening of theatre as two down-and-out strangers connect over their deep-rooted issues at a bar. Get Danny and the Deep Blue Sea tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Set at a desolate bar in the Bronx, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea chronicles the unlikely connection between self-pitying strangers. Abbott stars as Danny, a laborer who lives with his mom, and Plaza is Roberta, a divorcée with a teenage son. The pair engage in a stand-off over who’s got it worse. Verbal blows give way to physical, and the outcasts bare the deepest parts of themselves — charging the unlikely pair to leave the bar and go to Roberta’s bedroom.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea premiered at the Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville in 1984 before transferring off Broadway with John Turturro and June Stein in the lead roles. In 2004, Second Stage Theatre produced the 80-minute drama with Adam Rothenberg and Rosemarie DeWitt. This latest iteration marks the directorial debut of actor Jeff Ward.

How many plays has John Patrick Shanley written?

John Patrick Shanley has written 23 plays. The Bronx native’s works grapple with complex issues, like mortality, faith, and interpersonal relationships. Shanley is best known for Doubt: A Parable, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His plays also include Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, Outside Mullingar, and Prodigal Son, among others.

Shanley also writes and directs for the screen. In 1987, Shanley won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay for Moonstruck, and two of its stars, Cher and Olympia Dukakis, also took home Oscars for their performances. Shanley’s film adaptation of Doubt: A Parable was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2009.

Get Danny and the Deep Blue Sea tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

Run time

1 hour and 20 minutes

Start date

October 30th, 2023

End date

January 13th, 2024

Categories

Age

14+

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852 Reviews

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chris_

305 Reviews | 105 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

615 Reviews | 286 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

1008 Reviews | 1057 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

1034 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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Our Review

'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' review — Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott find love in a hopeless place

4 of 5
14 Nov 2023, 13:00
Read our four-star review of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott, off Broadway through January 7.

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

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

Accessibility

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

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