At least two major magazines and a book publisher are apparently interested in publishing the manuscript, which is believed to have been written 90 years ago. Robert Dowling, a professor of literature at Central Connecticut State University, uncovered the manuscript. A production of O'Neill's play A Moon for the Misbegotten, currently at the Old Vic and starring Kevin Spacey, is coming to Broadway in March.
O'Neill stipulated that Long Day's Journey Into Night not be made public until 25 years after his death, but his wife allowed for it to be published after only three years, in 1956. His plays A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions also premiered posthumously.
Other O'Neill plays include The Iceman Cometh, Desire Under the Elms, Mourning Becomes Elektra, The Hairy Ape, Emperor Jones, Ah, Wilderness! and Anna Christie. O'Neill won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1936.