Danny DeVito is joining what is turning out to be a monster cast for The Price, the Roundabout Theater Company revival of the 1968 Arthur Miller drama that is in the works for a winter bow. It will mark DeVito’s Broadway debut and puts him alongside the already cast John Turturro, Tony Shalhoub and Jessica Hecht. Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder Terry Kinney is directing.
DeVito began his acting career doing several off-Broadway productions including Shakespeare in the Park. In 2012, he starred alongside the late Richard Griffiths in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys in the West End.
Turturro stars as Victor Franz in The Price, as a man who gave up his dream of an education to support his father after the family fortune is lost during The Depression. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife (Hecht), his estranged brother (Shalhoub) and the wily furniture dealer (DeVito) hired to appraise their possessions arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long-stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.
The creative team includes Derek McLane (sets), Sarah J. Holden (costumes), David Weiner (lights) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound).
Preview performances for The Price are set to begin February 16, 2017 at the American Airlines Theatre with an opening night scheduled for March 16, with a limited run ending May 7.