The Full Monty's Jason Daniely is all smiles, despite the fact wife Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime) has just watched him strip for the press. At right, two of Monty's female stars - Emily Skinner and Lisa Datz, who plays Patrick Wilson's estranged wife.
"The Full Monty" was the surprise low-budget hit of 1997 with Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and wins with Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The musical, like the movie, tells of six average-looking unemployed men who decide to star in a strip show to raise money in their economical depressed town. The Full Monty begins previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Sept. 26 with an opening set for Oct. 26. The musical opened its world premiere June 1 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre where it ran through July 9.