Aubrey Plaza (White Lotus, Parks and Recreation) will make her stage debut in an Off-Broadway revival of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Christopher Abbott (The House of Blue Leaves) will star opposite Plaza in the John Patrick Shanley play, which will begin previews October 30 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre and open November 13 for a 10-week engagement.
The play follows Danny and Roberta, two desperate people in the Bronx that have a chance meeting in a dive bar. What follows is an encounter "so dangerous and so beautiful" that it "redefines the meaning of love." Abbott and Plaza play Danny and Roberta, respectively.
Jeff Ward will make his stage directorial debut with the production, which will feature movement by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber, scenic design by Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, costume design by Arianne Phillips, and sound design by Kate Marvin.
Partnering with TodayTix, the show is offering the chance to win $42 tickets via lottery. The lottery will close for entries at 9 AM each performance date. Winners will be announced between noon and 4 PM each performance date, and "will have access to some of the most coveted seats to the show."
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea is produced by Sam Rockwell and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre.The play originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1984 at Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown.