Danny DeVito to Make Broadway Debut in Arthur Miller's The Price
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Danny DeVito will make his Broadway debut as Gregory Solomon in the previously announced new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Price, directed by Terry Kinney. The revival will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on February 16 in advance of a March 16 opening, and will run through May 7.
DeVito will star alongside John Turturro (The Night Of) as Victor Franz, Tony Shalhoub (The Band's Visit) as Walter Franz, and Jessica Hecht (Fiddler on the Roof) as Esther Franz.
An Emmy nominee for Friends, DeVito began his career on the New York stage where he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. Recently, he starred in a 2012 West End production of Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys.
In The Price, when the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents' estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.
The Price first opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre on February 7, 1968, where it played until moving to the 46th Street Theatre on November 18, 1968. The production played a total of 429 performances and starred Harold Gary as Gregory Solomon, Pat Hingle as Victor Franz, Kate Reid as Esther Franz, and Arthur Kennedy as Walter Franz. The drama has since received three revival productions, in 1979, 1992, and 1999.