Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
Closed 1h 20m
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
85

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
7%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Intense, Relevant

About the Show

Theater for the New City presents John Patrick Shanley's classic play about an angry man and a shame-filled woman whose emotions clash to reveal the core of what makes us all human.

Read more Show less

Member Reviews (14)

Sort by:
  • Default
  • Standing in our community
  • Highest first
  • Lowest first
  • Newest first
  • Oldest first
  • Only positive
  • Only negative
  • Only mixed
878 Reviews | 218 Followers
71
Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if The acting saves this show. The plot was fair at best. Nice small theater to see the show. If your an aspiring actor, see it. 2 good actors.

Don't see it if If you want a real good plot or a story that is believable. Fast past action throughout.

390 Reviews | 98 Followers
68
Lack of nuance made it impossible for me to care when most needed, Brutal, Unrelenting, Improbable

See it if You want to see an assaulting two-hander of damaged people seeking redemption love from another rather than inside. Improbable "sins".

Don't see it if The premise of a child sexually molesting her parent seems incredulous. Read more

111 Reviews | 205 Followers
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want an emotionally charged, character driven drama with appropriate comedic moments. A heartbreaking play of extreme personalities.

Don't see it if You don't like darkness and visceral emotion. If you want more plot than character building. You don't want something bare bones.

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
87
Great writing

See it if You want to see a great known play.

Don't see it if You're more into new works.

92 Reviews | 19 Followers
85
Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Great staging, Intense

See it if You love intense, original theater with actors capable of pulling it off.

Don't see it if You want lightheaded fare that's easy to digest

36 Reviews | 11 Followers
98
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you enjoy great writing and great acting!

Don't see it if you are only interested in light entertainment.

27 Reviews | 9 Followers
83
Entertaining, Exquisite, Intense, Relevant

See it if If you want love story with a twist

Don't see it if You don't like 2 actors the whole play

20 Reviews | 5 Followers
80
Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like to tackle issues that are often not talked about

Don't see it if If you don't like watching 2-person plays

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
September 25th, 2015

"This taut, riveting, and well-acted drama brings two psychologically fragile people together for a night of romance and danger...This character-driven drama underscores the power of humans to comfort one another, however clumsily. And while there’s plenty of grit in this compelling drama, there’s also tenderness and beauty. All told, 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' is a well-performed look at lust, love, and human possibility. It’s a top-notch revival."
Read more

Let's Talk Off-Broadway
September 25th, 2015

"Together these outstanding actors, working with Moira’s deeply understanding direction, create a world. I didn’t want to leave that world when it was over, and I’ll never forget it. 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea' plays in a little theater as off- off- Broadway as you can get and you can’t find better theater anywhere."
Read more

Watch This Next (3)

87
Excellent
28 Reviews
Opens May 26
NYC: East Village

A modern-day reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet centered around a queer, Black man. 

83
Great
5K+ Reviews
Ends Sep 2022
NYC: Midtown W

A long-running revival of Kander and Ebb's satirical musical about lust, treachery, and murder.

81
Great
47 Reviews
Ends Jun 26
NYC: Chelsea

New York premiere of a play shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.