Jefferson Mays in 'Yes, Prime Minister,' Jayne Houdyshell and John O'Hurley in 'Spamalot'
Broadway.com is hitting the road to bring you the best regional theater offerings from across the country. This week, a ton of Broadway veterans are spreading their talents throughout the nation! Tyne Daly, Jayne Houdyshell, Michael McKean and more are coming to a city near you. Read on to find out where and when you can catch these talented stars on stage!
LOS ANGELES, CA
THE PRIME MINISTER HITS HOLLYWOOD
The U.S. premiere of the smash West End political comedy Yes, Prime Minister opens at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse on June 12, with a slew of recognizable faces including Michael McKean, Tony winner Jefferson Mays and Dakin Matthews. British and American humor collide in an unforgettable production directed by Jonathan Lynn. Say yes to this jolly good fun!
NEW HOPE, PA
TYNE AND SONS
Four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally premieres his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at Pennsylvania’s famed Bucks County Playhouse from June 13 through June 23. Elevating the text to talented heights is Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly, playing a mother who visits with her dead son’s partner years after his death. Tony nominees Bobby Steggert and Manoel Felciano also star, with Sheryl Kaller directing.
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL SHOWS OFF
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike director Nicholas Martin’s latest project is George Kelly’s classic comedy The Show-Off, which is receiving a starry revival at the Westport Country Playhouse, through June 29. Two-time Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell plays an overbearing 1920s-era mother who meets her match in the blustering beau (Will Rogers) marrying into her family.
ST. LOUIS, MO
SPAM UNDER THE STARS
Frequent King Arthur portrayer John O’Hurley reprises his royal role in the MUNY premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot, running from June 17 through June 23 at the St. Louis theater staple. Broadway vets Michele Ragusa, Kevin Cahoon, John Scherer, David Hibbard, Chris Hoch, Ben Davis and Tally Sessions also star, alongside legendary sportscaster Bob Costas as the voice of God. Praise be to Bob!
LUCK BE A BUCKEYE TONIGHT
Frank Loesser's classic musical comedy Guys and Dolls is back, with Broadway vets Steel Burkhardt as Sky, Kirsten Wyatt as Adelaide and Leah Horowitz as Sarah in a Great Lakes Theater production directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges. Roll the dice at the Hanna Theatre through June 30. You’ll get to see the talented cast that recently created this ridiculously wonderful music video.