Tyne Daly Books Broadway Return in Terrence McNally Play

'Mothers and Sons' marks the first New York transfer from revitalized Bucks County Playhouse

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Tyne Daly and playwright Terrence McNally are reteaming  for their next Broadway effort with the latest play by McNally, “Mothers and Sons,” targeting a spring run on the Rialto.

Daly was last on the Main Stem in the Manhattan Theater Club revival of McNally’s “Master Class.” Newest outing sees Daly playing a mother who unexpectedly visits the former lover of her son, who died 20 years earlier.

Sheryl Kaller, who helmed Broadway title “Next Fall,” directs the production, which bowed at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Penn., earlier this summer. Transfer marks the first Rialto move for Bucks County since the once-defunct regional was revitalized in recent years under producing director and Broadway regular Jed Bernstein (“Driving Miss Daisy”). (Later this year Bernstein will depart the Playhouse to take over as prexy at Lincoln Center.)

Commercial producers Tom Kirdahy, Paula Wagner, Debbie Bisno, Alan and Barbara Marks and Wade Turnbull are behind the Broadway incarnation of “Mothers and Sons,” which joins a growing lineup of new plays this season that includes the new title by John Patrick Shanley, “Outside Mullingar,” toplined by Debra Messing.

What theater “Mothers and Sons” will end up in is another question, with so many of Broadway’s theaters this spring booked by incoming shows as well as the unusually numerous spring 2013 openers that are still around and selling strong. Broadway dates and venue for the McNally play remain to be set, as does complete casting, although Manoel Felciano and Grayson Taylor starred in the Bucks County preem.