Tyne Daly returning to Broadway this spring in new Terrence McNally play
It’s about Tyne (groaning may commence now) for a new Terrence McNally play on Broadway, and after her triumph in playing Maria Callas two seasons ago in a revival of McNally’s Tony-winning bioplay Master Class, Ms. Tyne Daly will return to the Great White Way in the author’s newest play, Mothers and Sons.
The play, which recently premiered at Bucks County Playhouse to much acclaim in June, is an extension of McNally’s 1990 AIDS-themed TV mini-drama Andre’s Mother, in which a gay man’s funeral brings together a grieving lover and the deceased’s disapproving mother, and Ms. Daly will play the mother character checking up on her son’s former partner — now a father of a 6-year-old — two decades later. Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd) and Bobby Steggert (Ragtime) co-starred with Daly in the Bucks County production; no word yet on whether they will reprise their roles, but given the latter’s commitment to the large-scale musical of Big Fish beginning next month, it seems likely they will need to recast at least one principal role.
The Broadway production will be directed by Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Additional casting and crew will be announced at a later date. Mothers and Sons will begin previews in Spring 2014.