Tony winners David Hyde Pierce and Tyne Daly will join forces on the world premiere musical It Shoulda Been You at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse. Pierce will direct the tuner and Daly will star. The show, featuring book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove (Pierce's real-life partner) and music by Barbara Anselmi, will begin previews on October 4 ahead of an October 14 opening.
The pre-wedding comedy tells the story of a Jewish bride, a Catholic groom, formidable mothers-in-law and the unexpected arrival of an ex-boyfriend.
Daly won a Tony Award for playing Momma Rose in Gypsy and received a Tony nomination for her part in Rabbit Hole, and she will soon star as Maria Callas in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway revival of Master Class. She has appeared on Broadway in The Seagull and off-Broadway in the original cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore as well as Mystery School and The Butter and Egg Man.
Pierce was most recently seen on Broadway in La Bete, and won a Tony for his role in Kander and Ebb musical Curtains. He has also appeared on Broadway in Accent on Youth, Spamalot, The Heidi Chronicles and Beyond Therapy, and is an Emmy winner for his role as Niles Crane on Frasier.
George Street produces the tuner in association with commercial legit producer Scott Landis and TV producer Michael Hanel.