Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

About This Show

Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott star in John Patrick Shanley’s breakthrough play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, a searing portrayal of the imperceptible space between joy and pain. Plaza is Roberta, a divorcée with a teenage son, while Abbott plays Danny, a brooding loner who lives with his mother. Both are haunted by their pasts, and when the two strangers sidle up to a bar in the Bronx, they compare scars over beers. The unlikely pair uncover their deepest, darkest truths, carving out space for empathy — and maybe more.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 20min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: October 30, 2023 Opening Night: November 13, 2023 Final Performance: January 13, 2024
Location: Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City

121 Christopher St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | November 14, 2023
John Patrick Shanley’s sophomore drama returns off-Broadway in a starry revival.

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