Real-life Married Couple Star On Broadway
By Mark Kennedy/Associated Press
NEW YORK — Few people should be able to accuse Boyd Gaines and Kathleen McNenny of not having any onstage chemistry. That’s because it’s undeniable in real life.
The actors, who met 20 years ago this summer and went on to marry and have a child, are doing something new this month: Appearing together as a couple for the first time on a New York stage.
“You always want to work with people that are better than you,” says McNenny during a joint interview. “Not only do I get to work with someone who is better – who’s really, really great to be onstage with – but I also feel safe. I don’t feel intimidated by it because it’s my husband.”
Her four-time Tony Award-winning husband takes issue with that. “I’m certainly not better than she is,” he says. “God knows that is not true. I’m always dumbstruck by how creative Kathy is and how much she brings to the table.”
New York theatergoers will finally be able to see the husband-and-wife team up close as they star in Manhattan Theatre Club’s “An Enemy of the People,” a new version of Henrik Ibsen’s play opening Sept. 27 on Broadway…