Wednesday, May 18, 2011
David Hyde Pierce to Direct
David Hyde Pierce is definitely NOT known as a director. He spent eleven years on TV as Dr. Niles Crane on the hit TV series Frasier, winning four Emmy's in the process, and had an equally long career on Broadway in shows, finding success with Spamalot, La Bête, and winning a Tony for Curtains. But now, contrary to popular expectation, Mr. Pierce will be directing an upcoming musical at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, called It Shoulda Been You. The show, which is expected to start previews on October 4th and will open on October 14th, will star Tyne Daly (after her run as opera singer Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Master Class). The show follows the antics of a wedding in process between a Jewish woman (the daughter of Tyne Daly's character) and a Catholic man.