She may have won her 1991 Tony Award as a child, but Daisy Eagan (with boyfriend Patrick Comer) is all grown up now. Eagan is appearing in James Joyce's The Dead, which opened Jan. 11. The stars of the musical (at left) are 1998 Tony winner Blair Brown and filmdom's Christopher Walken ("Sleepy Hollow").
The story, drawn from Joyce's collection, "Dubliners," is set at the Christmastime party of Gabriel's music-loving aunts. A song sung at the holiday party revives wife Gretta's buried memories of a boy she loved as a teenager and who died young. As Gabriel listens to Gretta relate the tale of her early love, he realizes a man he never knew has had a grip on his wife's imagination for years. Gabriel grapples with the revelation that the dead -- even the unknown dead -- never release their hold on the living. James Joyce's The Dead runs at the Belasco through Feb. 20.