Robert Downey Jr is set to make his Broadway debut in September.

Robert Downey Jr is set to star on Broadway

Robert Downey Jr is set to star on Broadway

The 59-year-old actor has taken to social media to announce that he will star in a new play called 'McNeal', which will debut at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in New York City in September.

The Oscar-winning star wrote on Instagram: "I am making my Broadway debut in the new play MCNEAL at Lincoln Center Theater! I knew I wanted to do Ayad’s new play before I was done reading it, then hearing Bart would be directing at the Beaumont theater sealed the deal. It’s been 40 years since I was last on “the boards”, but hopefully I’ll knock the dust off quick. MCNEAL is a timely and important story about the future of creatives, and I intend to do it justice. ///

"The strictly limited engagement begins September 5 at @lctheater , and you can get tickets starting Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm ET by visiting #McNealBway (sic)"

The play has been written by Ayad Akhtar and will be directed by Bartlett Sher.

Meanwhile, Downey Jr starred in the Christopher Nolan-directed 'Oppenheimer' in 2023, and he previously described the historical drama as the "best" film of his career.

The Hollywood star - who won an Oscar for his performance in the movie - told Deadline: "This is the best film I’ve ever been in, and I cannot wait for you all to experience it.

"No matter what your expectations are and what you might think, it transcends them. This is what a summer blockbuster, when I was growing up, used to be. It just kind of changed your life. But again it's why Christopher Nolan is who he is."

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