Performances begin March 22 for the New York premiere of Daniel’s Husband, Michael McKeever’s new play about one couple’s conflicting ideas about gay marriage. The Primary Stages production, staged at the Cherry Lane Theatre with direction by Joe Brancato, will officially open April 4.
The story follows Mitch and Daniel, a perfect couple except for one thing—one wants to get married while the other does not. The play, according to Primary Stages, “takes an unflinching look at how we choose to Tie the Knot. Or not.“ The limited Off-Broadway engagement is scheduled to play through April 28.
The cast is made up of Matthew Montelongo (One Night) as Mitch and Ryan Spahn (Exit Strategy) as Daniel, along with Anna Holbrook (The Dolphin Position), Lou Liberatore (Burn This), and Leland Wheeler (Blue Bloods).
Here’s how Primary Stages outlines the new play: “In Daniel's Husband we see Daniel and Mitchell enjoying life as the Perfect Couple. Perfect house, perfect friends, even a mother who wants them to wed. What isn't perfect is that Daniel longs to be married and Mitchell does not. A turn of events forces both men to face the consequences of their opposing views, and they learn that they are living in a world where fundamental rights aren't always so fundamental.”
For tickets and more information on Primary Stages’ season, visit PrimaryStages.org or call OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.
(Updated March 22, 2017)