Oscar Winner Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut This Season | Playbill

Broadway News Oscar Winner Robert Downey Jr. to Make Broadway Debut This Season

Downey will star in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's newest play, MCNEAL, at Lincoln Center Theater.

Robert Downey Jr.

Oscar winner Robert Downey Jr. will make his Broadway debut this fall, starring in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar's newest play, MCNEAL, under the direction of Bartlett Sher for Lincoln Center Theater. Beginning previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater September 5, the production will open September 30 as the first Broadway production of LCT’s 40th Anniversary season. The production will play a strictly limited engagement through November 24.

Downey will make his Broadway debut starring as Jacob McNeal, a great writer who struggles to connect with his estranged son while trying to complete his new novel. As old grudges rise to the surface, the shadow of Artificial Intelligence and its temptations soon consume. Further casting is to be announced.

The production will feature sets by Michael Yeargan and Jake Barton, costumes by Jennifer Moeller, lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Justin Ellington and Beth Lake, and projections by Jake Barton. Jennifer Rae Moore will be the stage manager. Lincoln Center Theater is producing in association with Team Downey, a production company Downey founded with wife Susan in 2010.

Robert Downey Jr's screen performances include his iconic portrayal of Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, along with performances in OppenheimerSherlock HolmesTropic Thunder, and Chaplin. In recent years, Downey has turned his talents to creating original content through Team Downey.

Tickets will be available beginning May 21 at LCT.org.

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