Tyne Daly to Headline New McNally Drama

Stage and TV actress Tyne Daly will star on Broadway this spring in a new drama by Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally.

“Mothers and Sons,” which had its world premiere in June at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa., will again be directed by Sheryl Kaller, who was Tony nominated for 2010’s “Next Fall.” Daly also headlined that production.

Additional casting, preview dates and a venue will be announced at a later date.

Daly will play a mother whose son died of an AIDS-related disease two decades before the events of the play begin. She travels from Texas to Manhattan to see her son’s former lover, who is married to another man and has a young son.

A statement from producers says, “This man and his family challenge the woman to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined. Values clash as they struggle to reconcile their vastly different worlds.”

It’s Daly’s first return to Broadway since she played opera singer Maria Callas in the 2011 revival of McNally’s “Master Class.”

“Mothers and Sons” will mark McNally's 20th Broadway production. His credits include “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” “Ragtime” and “The Full Monty.”

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