Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller Join Tyne Daly in MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway
Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller and Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly in the upcoming Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, it was announced today. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Steggert, currently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Preview performances have been set to begin Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night has been announced for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.
Mothers and Sons, the new play by 4-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally, is about a mother who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, she is finally able to see the rich life her son might have led. Strikingly timely and deeply compassionate, Mothers and Sons explores the evolving definition of family and the healing power of forgiveness.
Frederick Weller received an Ensemble Drama Desk Award for his work in the Tony® Award-winning Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross; a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of Neil Labute's The Shape of Things; a Drama Desk Award nomination for his appearance as Shane Mungitt in the Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out; another Drama Desk Award nomination for his work in Terrence McNally's Drama Desk-nominated play Some Men; and an Ensemble Obie Award for the Off-Broadway production of Curtains. Weller has also played lead roles in many successful films, including Neil Labute's The Shape of Things (with Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz), James Tobak's When Will I Be Loved (opposite Neve Campbell) and The Business of Strangers (with Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles). Recently, Fred wrapped shooting guest starring roles on The Michael J. Fox Show for CBS,Those Who Kill for A&E and a recurring role on Amazon's hit new show, Alpha House. Fred also starred in the USA Network hit series "In Plain Sight," and currently can be seen recurring on CBS's hit drama "The Good Wife."
Bobby Steggert originated the role of Will in Mothers & Sons at Bucks County Playhouse last summer. BROADWAY: Big Fish, Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League nominations) 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Master Harold...and the Boys. OFF-BROADWAY:Assistance (Playwrights Horizons) A Minister's Wife and The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theatre) Yank! (Drama Desk & Drama League nominations, York Theatre), The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk and Drama League nominations, The Vineyard Theatre), columbinus (New York Theater Workshop), and Mordred in Camelot (NY Philharmonic). TV/Film: "The Good Wife," The Namesake (Mira Nair), Kinsey (Bill Condon) "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" and "Camelot" (both for PBS Live @ Lincoln Center), Night Swimming, and a year as Sam Grey on "All My Children." Bobby received the 2010 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theatre.
Mothers and Sons had its world premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) on June 13, 2013. Tyne Daly also starred in that production.
Mr. McNally's other works for Broadway include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Full Monty; Ragtime; Master Class; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Kiss of the Spider Woman; The Rink; The Ritz; and Bad Habits.