Tony nominee Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller are tying the knot (on stage, anyway)! The Broadway regulars will play husbands alongside previously announced Tony winner Tyne Daly in the Broadway mounting of Terrence McNally’s newest play, Mothers and Sons. Directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall), the drama will begin performances on February 23, 2014, with an official opening night set for March 24 at the Golden Theatre.
In Mothers and Sons, Weller plays Cal Porter and Steggert plays his younger husband, Will Ogden. The play tells the story of Katharine (Daly), who, 20 years after her son’s death, shows up at the door of his former lover, Cal. Cal and his family challenge Katharine to confront the truths of their shared past, as well as a future she never imagined. Mothers and Sons premiered at Bucks County Playhouse in June 2013, starring Daly, Steggert, Manoel Felciano and Grayson Taylor.
Steggert is currently appearing on Broadway as Will Bloom in Big Fish, which will play its final performance on December 29. He garnered a Tony nomination for Ragtime and appeared on Broadway in 110 in the Shade and Master Harold and the Boys. His film and TV appearances include Kinsey, The Namesake, For Richer or Poorer, Game 6, All My Children and The Good Wife.
Weller’s Broadway credits include Take Me Out, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Rehearsal, The Little Foxes and Seascape. His film and TV appearances include In Plain Sight, Armageddon, The Business of Strangers, The Good Wife and Missing Persons.
In a Role Call feature for Broadway.com in September, Steggert listed Mothers and Sons as the role he wished he could do again, saying, "In my opinion, it's Terrence's best play in quite a long time."