By Andrew Gans
31 Jan 2006
Daly, according to Variety, will play the prosecutor in the classic drama, which is set to begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre April 14 with an official opening scheduled for May 7.
The cast, which is still in formation, also includes the previously announced David Schwimmer as Lt. Barney Greenwald, Zeljko Ivanek as Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg, Terry Beaver as Captain Blakely, Murphy Guyer as Captain Southard, Brian Reddy as Dr. Forrest Lundeen and Ben Fox as Lt. Willis Keith. The Herman Wouk play will be directed by Jerry Zaks.
The creative team for the production will include John Lee Beatty (set design), William Ivey Long (costume design), Paul Gallo (lighting design) and Daniel Moses Schreier (sound design).
Producers are Jeffrey Richards, Roger Berlind, Jerry Frankel and Debra Black.
Tim Daly made his Broadway debut in Coastal Disturbances, earning a Theatre World Award for his performance. Among his numerous screen credits are “Wings,” “Basic,” “The Outsider,” “The Fugitive,” “A House Divided,” “Execution of Justice, “Seven Girlfriends,” “The Object of My Affection,” “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde,” “Witness to the Execution,” “Dangerous Heart,” “Caroline at Midnight,” “Love or Money,” “Spellbinder” and “Almost Grown.”
Playwright Wouk debuted The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial on Broadway in 1954 (the book also served as the basis for the 1954 Humphrey Bogart film). The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial pits Lieutenant Stephen Maryk against Lieutenant Commander Queeg as Maryk relieves his minesweeper commander of duty after deciding Queeg has become too mentally unstable to pilot their World War II vehicle, the USS Caine. He is accused of mutiny and put on trial by the Navy. It is at the trial that The Caine Mutiny Court Martial takes place. Wouk's eleven novels include "The Winds of War," "War and Remembrance" and "Marjorie Morningstar."
The original Broadway production played 415 performances at the Plymouth Theatre. The cast featured Henry Fonda (Lt. Barney Greenwald), John Hodiak (Lt. Stephen Maryk) and Lloyd Nolan (Lt. Com. Philip Francis Queeg).