The ‘Daly Show’ is Coming to Vermont as Tim and Tyne Appear Together Onstage
By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, May 24, 2017
“Tim Daly is my favorite actor. Tim Daly is my favorite brother. Not necessarily in that order.” Those are the words of Tony Award winner (Gypsy, 1990) and multiple Emmy recipient Tyne Daly speaking of her younger brother Tim Daly, who is currently co-starring on the hit CBS-TV series, Madam Secretary.
The siblings will be appearing together on stage for the first time ever, from June 22-July 8, at the Dorset Playhouse in Dorset, Vermont.
The play that brings them together is Downstairs, a family drama actually written for them by Theresa Rebeck, whose previous plays include Mauritius and Seminar, both of which enjoyed runs on Broadway.
Downstairs not only marks the first time that Tim and Tyne are working together on stage, but it is also the first time they will ever be playing brother and sister. Downstairs is the story of Eileen (Tyne Daly), whose brother Teddy (Tim Daly) decides to move home and live in her basement. Naturally, Eileen’s husband, played by John Procaccino (whose TV credits include Elementary, The Good Wife, Law & Order and the aforementioned Madam Secretary) is less than thrilled by this arrangement and what follows is a struggle by brother and sister to understand their past and deal with their future.
Tim Daly is familiar to Dorset Theatre Festival audiences for previous appearances there as Mark Rothko in Red and in The Scene by Theresa Rebeck. His other theatre credits include The Exonerated, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Coastal Disturbances and, most recently, The Ruins of Civilization for Manhattan Theatre Club. On TV, he starred on the NBC sitcom, Wings and received an Emmy Award nomination for his role as the drug addicted screenwriter, J.T. Dolan, on The Sopranos. Since 2014, he has played the husband of Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord on Madam Secretary.
Tyne Daly appeared as the title character Mary Beth Lacey on the long-running TV series, Cagney & Lacey, for which she received four of her six Emmy Awards. She also appeared on Judging Amy from 1999-2005. In addition to her Tony-winning turn in Gypsy, stage appearances include The Seagull, Rabbit Hole (Tony nomination), Mothers & Sons (Tony nomination) and she played diva Maria Callas in Master Class on Broadway as well as on London’s West End. In 2011 she was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Downstairs kicks off the 40th anniversary season of the Dorset Theatre Festival. For information and tickets, visit Dorset Theatre Festival’s website by clicking here.
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Cover: Tim and Tyne Daly; photo: Nathan Johnson.