Debra Messing is set to make her Broadway debut in “Outside Mullingar.” She will costar alongside Brian F. O’Byrne in the Irish romantic comedy.
“Outside Mullingar” centers around two neighbors in rural Ireland who are both withdrawn and eccentric. Their families begin feuding, which threatens to keep the two characters apart.
The play will being production for a limited 11-week run at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 23, 2014. Previews will begin on January 2 .MTC describes the production as ”a compassionate, delightful play about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love. It’s kind of an Irish ‘Moonstruck.’”
Messing’s last theatre production was in the 1997 Off-Broadway production of “Collected Stories.”