Will Manheim and Blethyn Play 'night, Mother on Broadway?

News   Will Manheim and Blethyn Play 'night, Mother on Broadway?
Michael Mayer may direct a major revival of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'night, Mother, possibly with Camryn Manheim and Brenda Blethyn as daughter and mom, according to Variety.
Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn

Mayer told Variety a Broadway revival is being discussed for 2004, with Fox Theatricals (one of the partners on Mayer's Thoroughly Modern Millie) producing.

The bleak and humane play concerns a mother and her grown and ill daughter's wish to die.

Manheim is well-known for playing a defense attorney in TV's "The Practice," and Academy Award nominee Blethyn appeared in the films "Little Voice," "Secrets & Lies" and "Saving Grace." This would mark their Broadway debuts.

Anne Pitoniak and Kathy Bates played mother and daughter in the original Broadway run of the play, which played the Golden Theatre March 1983-February 1984. Both actresses were Tony-nommed, as was the play and the director, Tom Moore. The production originated at American Repertory Theatre. The 1986 film starred Anne Bancroft and Sissy Spacek.

Mayer and Manheim are old pals who have worked on productions together.

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