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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Tickets

Don't miss Aubrey Plaza's stage debut in this acclaimed romantic drama.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Tickets
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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.

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Run time

1 hour and 20 minutes

Start date

October 30th, 2023

End date

January 13th, 2024

Categories

Age

14+

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Reviews

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Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Dated
87
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chris_
Intense, Great acting, Slow
82 / 100
Elisa 9119
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing
90 / 100
BwayBaby
Realistic, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
87 / 100
Tilo
Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite
92 / 100
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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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