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The Verdict Reviews: What Are Critics Saying About I Need That on Broadway?

Danny and Lucy DeVito star in Theresa Rebeck's play for Roundabout Theatre Company.

Danny DeVito Joan Marcus

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Theresa Rebeck's I Need That officially opened at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway November 2, after beginning previews October 13. The world premiere limited engagement will continue through December 30. 

Danny DeVito stars as Sam, alongside his daughter Lucy DeVito as Amelia, and Ray Anthony Thomas as Foster. Understudies Suzy Jane Hunt, Lance Roberts, and Danny Rutigliano round out the company. Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs.

Read the reviews here: 

Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)*

CitiTour NYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Guardian (Gloria Oladipo)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose BernardoFrank Scheck)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

The Observer (David Cote)

Slant Magazine (Dan Rubins)

TheaterMania (David Gordon)

TheaterPizzazz (Carole Di Tosti)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

TimeOut NY (Will Gleason)

Variety (Trish Dietch)

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Rebeck's play follows Sam, a hoarder who struggles with agoraphobia. As he faces eviction, his daughter Amelia tries to rescue him from his piles and piles of possessions, which are full of reminders of his past.

READ: For Danny DeVito and Lucy DeVito, Theatre Is a Family Business

The performance is Danny DeVito's first return to Broadway since his Tony-nominated performance in Roundabout's The Price. 

I Need That features scenic design by Alexander Dodge, costumes by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Yi Zhao, sound design by Fitz Patton and Bradlee Ward, and original music by Patton.


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