Broadway Opening: I NEED THAT (Roundabout Theatre Company at American Airlines Theatre)

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by Gregory Bernard on August 1, 2023

in Theater-New York

Danny DeVito returns to Roundabout Theatre Company following his Tony Award nominated turn in Arthur Miller’s The Price, alongside his daughter, Lucy DeVito, and Ray Anthony Thomas in this deeply human new comedy from Theresa Rebeck. The world premiere of I Need That directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel — previews on October 3, 2023. The design team includes Alexander Dodge (Sets), Tilly Grimes (Costumes), Yi Zhao (Lights), and Fitz Patton (Sound and Original Music).

Sam (Danny DeVito) doesn’t get out much. Actually, he doesn’t get out at all, opting instead for the safety of his house in the company of his things—his many, many things. But when a notice from the government arrives alerting Sam that he must clean up his property or face eviction, he’s forced to reckon with what’s trash, what’s treasure, and whether we can ever know the difference between the two.

I Need That
Roundabout Theatre Company

American Airlines Theatre on Broadway, 227 West 42nd St
Tues-Sat at 8; Wed & Sat at 2; Sun at 3
October 13, 2023 (previews begin)
November 2, 2023 (official opening)
limited engagement through December 23, 2023
for tickets ($69-$179), call 212.719.1300 or visit roundabout theatre

Ray Anthony Thomas

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays and musicals on its five stages: Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 and Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and Off-Broadway’s Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre.

Roundabout’s upcoming productions include: The Refuge Plays by Nathan Alan Davis, directed by Patricia McGregor; Covenant by York Walker, directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene; I Need That by Theresa Rebeck, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel; Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Scott Ellis; Home by Samm-Art Williams, directed by Kenny Leon; and Jonah by Rachel Bonds, directed by Danya Taymor.

Lucy DeVito (The Riker Brothers)

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