Tyne Daly to star in B'way's 'It Shoulda Been You'

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Posted: Oct 29, 2014 1:07 PM
Tyne Daly to star in B'way's 'It Shoulda Been You'

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly and Tony-winner Harriet Harris will be returning to Broadway in a wedding comedy.

Producers said Wednesday that the new musical "It Shoulda Been You" will start previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on March 17. David Hyde Pierce, the former "Frasier" star, will direct.

The show has a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove — who is married to Pierce and wrote for the TV show "Caroline in the City" — and music by Barbara Anselmi, the musical director of "The Velveteen Rabbit."

It's a behind-the-scenes drama at a wedding between a Jewish bride and Roman Catholic groom. Daly, of "Cagney & Lacey" fame, plays the mother of the bride and Harris plays the groom's mom.

The rest of the cast includes Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert and Steve Rosen. The musical made its debut in 2011 at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse.

It will mark a mini-reunion of "Frasier" veterans: Harris, last on Broadway in "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella," played a kooky agent on the show, while Hibbert played a food critic. The musical also reunites Daly and Boggess, who starred together in the recent Broadway revival of "Master Class."