The “White Lotus” Emmy nominee and “Poor Issues” actor, respectively, will star within the revival of the 1984 play, set for the Lucille Lortel Theatre within the West Village this fall. “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” will begin previews on Monday, October 20 with a gap evening set for Monday, November 13. Actor Jeff Ward will make his stage directing debut with the manufacturing, whereas Plaza will make her personal stage appearing debut as properly.
Many know John Patrick Shanley for his Oscar-winning unique screenplay for “Moonstruck,” however he additionally received the Pulitzer Prize and Tony for Finest Play in 2005 for “Doubt,” which he tailored to the display in 2008. “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” first premiered Off-Broadway at Circle within the Sq. Theatre Downtown in 1984 with June Stein and John Turturro within the roles of Roberta and Danny.
The 2-hander facilities on two social lowlives who strike up dialog over a beer in a Bronx dive bar. Whereas Roberta’s a single mom riddled with guilt over a divorce and the teenage son she will be able to now not handle, Danny’s a self-loathing truck driver liable to violence. Roberta, in the meantime, is troubled by sexual trauma involving her father. However amid their distress, the 2 someway forge a significant connection after deciding to spend the evening collectively.
Abbott is acclaimed for his brooding roles in movies like “Possessor” and “James White” and his ultimately brooding flip in “Ladies” (see Season 5 episode “The Panic in Central Park”) however he’ll subsequent be seen in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Issues,” a movie he says he’s in “for like two seconds.” Plaza, in the meantime, simply had a viral success because of her grimly observant Harper in HBO’s “The White Lotus” and has a ton of initiatives arising, together with Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis.”
Among the many producers on the play is Academy Award-winner actor Sam Rockwell, who mentioned in an announcement shared with press, “My life and profession have been profoundly impacted by Off-Broadway theater — like John Malkovich and Gary Sinise in ‘True West’ on the Cherry Lane; Stanley Tucci in Scapin at Traditional Stage Firm; Phil Hoffman and Justin Theroux in ‘Procuring and F*cking’ at New York Theatre Workshop; and ‘Blasted’ with Reed Birney and Marin Eire at Soho Rep, to call just a few. I actually do consider it’s the beating coronary heart of this metropolis. I couldn’t be prouder to be downtown on the Lucille Lortel with this important play.”
The opposite credit embody Oscar-nominated “As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood” costumer Arianne Phillips, scenic designer Scott Pask, lighting design by John Torres, sound design by Kate Marvin, and motion by Bobbi Jene Smith and Or Schraiber.
Rockwell will produce through his and Mark Berger’s Play Hooky Productions, together with Seaview, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson with the Lucille Lortel Theatre.