Wednesday, December 4, 2013

'Mothers and Sons' Finds a Home; B'way Season Almost Complete?

Tyne Daly and Manoel Felciano in
Mothers and Sons
at the Bucks County Playhouse
(Credit: Mandee Kuenzle)
Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons has finally found a home. The drama which had its world premiere at the Bucks County Playhouse earlier this year will begin previews at the Golden Theatre, formerly occupied by the short-lived A Time to Kill, on Feb. 23 and then open on March 24. Tyne Daly will star as the mother from McNally's one-act and teleplay Andre's Mother, several years later. She plays an unexpected call on the partner of her son who died of AIDS, and has a cultural shock when she realizes the man is now happily married to a new partner with a young son. 

That makes the Broadway season almost complete. The long-awaited Houdini with Hugh Jackman looks as if it's been put off for another two seasons. The only major show which had announced for this season and still has no theater is Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses which features an all-star cast (Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracey Letts, Marisa Tomei). I don't know where they are going to go. They could take the Booth if The Glass Menagerie does not extend again. Or the Cort once Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are finished waiting for Godot in no man's land. 

Here's an updated list of the upcoming Broadway and major Off-Broadway openings through the end of the season and beyond: 

Jan. 12—Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Stephen Sondheim)
Jan. 16--Machinal (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Jan. 23--Outside Mullingar (Samuel Friedman/MTC)

Jan.-Feb.--King Lear (Frank Langella/BAM)
Feb. 9--The Tribute Artist (59E59/Primary Stages)
Feb. 6--Bronx Bombers (Circle in the Square)
Feb. 13--Dinner with Friends (Laura Pels/Roundabout)
Feb. 20--The Bridges of Madison County (Gerald Schoenfeld)

Feb. 24--Kung Fu (Signature Theatre)
Feb-March--Arlington (Vineyard Theater)
Feb-March--Antony and Cleopatra (Public Theater)
Feb-March--Love and Information (NYTW/Minetta Lane)
Feb-March-A Doll's House (Young Vic/BAM)
March 2—Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons)
March 3--The Happiest Songs Play Last (Second Stage)
March 6--All the Way (Neil Simon)
March 13--Rocky (Palace)
March 18—Tales from Red Vienna (MTC/City Center Stage I)
March 20--Aladdin (New Amsterdam)
March 23--Les Miserables (Imperial)

March 24--Mothers and Sons (Golden)
March 27--If/Then (Richard Rodgers)

March--The Realistic Joneses (Theatre/Dates TBA)
March--Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2, 3) (Public Theater)
March-April--A Second Chance (Public Theater)
April 3—A Raisin in the Sun (Barrymore)
April 10--Bullets Over Broadway (St. James)
April 16--Of Mice and Men (Longacre)

April 17--Act One (Vivian Beaumont)
April 20--Violet (American Airlines/Roundabout)
April 21—Your Mother’s Copy of the Kuma Sutra (PH/Peter Sharp)
April 22--Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco)
April 23--Casa Valentia (Friedman/MTC)
April 24--Cabaret (Studio 54/Roundabout)
May 5—The City of Conversation (Mitzi Newhouse/Lincoln Center)
Spring--Holler If Ya Hear Me (Theater TBA)
June 8--Tony Awards (Radio City Music Hall)
June 9—Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons)
June 17—When We Were Young and Unafraid (MTC/City Center Stage I)
June--Macbeth (Kenneth Branagh) (Park Ave. Armory)
2014 (Sometime)—Dames at Sea, The Last Ship, Liberace Musical

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