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Vivian Beaumont Theater

Robert Downey Jr. makes his Broadway debut as an egotistical novelist fascinated by Artificial Intelligence in Ayad Akhatr’s new play.

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Academy Award-winner and Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. makes his Broadway debut this year in Ayad Akhtar’s latest play, McNeal. Downey Jr. plays a genius novelist with a fascination for Artificial Intelligence in this smart, snappy and unsettling show, which kickstarts Lincoln Center Theater’s 40th Anniversary season. Playing for a strictly limited season at Vivian Beaumont Theater, this is an incredible opportunity to see the MCU star and screen legend live on stage.

About McNeal

Jacob McNeal is a fantastic writer - one of the very best. He’s collected Nobel Prize nominations like candy, but he’s also collected some less desirable things: an estranged son, an axe to grind and a worrying fascination with Artificial Intelligence. With his new novel’s deadline looming, what are McNeal’s real motivations… and will he sacrifice artistic merit to get there?

Technology, deception, and the stories we tell collide in this startling drama, which explores the attraction and dangers of AI in the artistic and cultural worlds.

Robert Downey Jr in McNeal

Fresh from his Academy Award win for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, Robert Downey Jr. makes his Broadway debut in McNeal. Downey Jr. is best known as Tony Stark in the Iron Man and Avengers movies but has proven himself a master of both drama and comedy in Ally McBeal, Sherlock Holmes, Tropic Thunder and The Judge.

He plays egotistical novelist Jacob McNeal, a man with ambition, ruthlessness and complicated personal relationships. This archetype might sound familiar, but it is unlike any other role he has played.

Creative Team

McBeal is Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony nominee Ayad Akhtar’s latest play, following Disgraced and Junk. Its creative team is as prestigious and exciting as its lead actor, with Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher directing. Sher has scored hit after hit with his acclaimed revivals of classics including My Fair Lady and South Pacific, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Don’t Miss Tickets for McBeal at the Beaumont Theater

Broadway attracts some of the biggest stars on the planet but this is a really special debut: book McBeal tickets and enjoy the thrill of seeing Robert Downey Jr. in an incisive and gripping new play this Fall.

Performance dates:
05 Sep 2024 - 24 Nov 2024
Age recommendation:
Audience Notes:
The appearance of any performer cannot be guaranteed and is always subject to illness, injury and statutory holiday entitlement.
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