McNeal (Broadway, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 2024) | Playbill



Academy Award-winner Robert Downey Jr. will make his Broadway debut in Ayad Akhtar's new play McNeal. Lincoln Center Theater is presenting this play as part of its 40th Anniversary season.


Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Jacob McNeal is a great writer, one of our greatest, a perpetual candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. But McNeal also has an estranged son, a new novel, old axes to grind and an unhealthy fascination with Artificial Intelligence. Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s new play is a startling and wickedly smart examination of the inescapable humanity – and increasing inhumanity – of the stories we tell.

Information is subject to change prior to opening night.

Performances are scheduled to begin September 5, 2024.

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