Casting issues part of problem
The Manhattan Theater Club has canceled its Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s “Talley’s Folly,” which was to have been helmed by Tony winner Doug Hughes (“Doubt”).Casting problems were cited. Since the play is a two-hander, it can be assumed the difficulties were in finding a suitable male co-star for Cynthia Nixon, who had already signed on. A replacement production will be announced for MTC’s Broadway house, the Biltmore Theater. Separately, although “South Pacific” has yet to secure a Broadway revival, it will be taped for a spring 2006 airing on PBS’ “Great Performances.” Reba McEntire and Brian Stokes Mitchell headline the June 9 concert version of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic at Carnegie Hall.