“It Shoulda Been You,” which premiered at the George Street Playhouse in NJ, is scheduled to start performances on Broadway March 17 with Tony Award winners Tyne Daly (“Gypsy”) and Harriet Harris (“Thoroughly Modern Millie”) as polar opposite mothers at a wedding from hell.
David Hyde Pierce directed the musical at GSP in New Brunswick in 2011 and continues at the helm. As an actor, Pierce earned a Tony for “Curtains” and four Emmy Awards for “Frasier.” Opening night is scheduled for April 14. Continue reading ‘It Shoulda Been You’ musical Broadway bound
‘TGW’ mines Broadway for great actors
For 20 years, beginning in 1990, if you read the bios of actors in that Playbill program you get for free at a Broadway show, many actors listed “Law & Order” in their bios. There was much weeping and wailing when that show ended and many actors lost “day” jobs.
For the past five years, though, stage actors have had “The Good Wife,” which shoots at Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Not only does the Emmy Award-winning show feature experienced stage actors like regulars Christine Baranski (most recently on Broadway as the surly housekeeper in “Boeing-Boeing”) and Alan Cumming (currently starring in “Cabaret”), it added Nathan Lane and Stockard Channing (both currently in “It’s Only a Play”) several seasons ago in recurring roles.
On Friday, “The Good Wife” creators and writing team, Michelle and Robert King and CBS, announced David Hyde Pierce will be returning to TV for the first time since “Frasier” in a recurring role as “a highly respected cable news legal commentator” who’s so outraged at the corruption and murder rate in Chicago (where the show is set) “that he decides to run for office in order to affect change,” according to CBS.
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