Breaking News: MOTHERS AND SONS to Close on June 22
Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle announced today that Mothers and Sons, the two-time 2014 Tony® Award nominee for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly), will play its final performance at the Sunday, June 22nd matinee at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). At the time of its closing, Mothers and Sons will have played 33 preview performances and 104 regular performances. The producers also announced today that they are in discussions to bring McNally's celebrated play on a national tour with further details to be announced at a later date. Mothers and Sonsmarks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show and 50th year on Broadway, and is directed by Tony® nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Tony® and six-time Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller, Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert and newcomer Grayson Taylor star. Preview performances began on Sunday, February 23, 2014, and opening night was Monday, March 24, 2014.
Terrence McNally, who with Mothers and Sons celebrates his 20th Broadway production and 50th year on Broadway, will next be represented on Broadway in the just launched 2014-15 Season with the recently announced revival of It's Only A Play, which will be directed by Tony® winner Jack O'Brien, and stars Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham; Tony® winners Matthew Broderick, Stockard Channing, and Nathan Lane; Emmy® winner Megan Mullally; and Micah Stock in his Broadway debut. The production will play a strictly limited 17-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) beginning September 4, 2014 with an opening night set for October 9, 2014.
Mothers and Sons is a timely and provocative new play that explores our evolving understanding of family in today's world. At turns funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
In addition to its two Tony® Award nominations, Mothers and Sons was nominated by The Drama League for Outstanding Production of a Play; and Tyne Daly was nominated for her performance by The Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.