Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Announces Talkback Series with Huffington Post, New $30 Ticket Policy
The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on four consecutive Wednesday evenings (4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Special guests will include LGBT activist and journalist David Mixner, attorney Roberta Kaplan, Huffington Post Gay Voices deputy editor Curtis M. Wong, and CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen, among others. Full details below.
The production also announced a new ticket offer for young patrons: $30 ticket for those under 30 years old-available on the day of the performance only at the box office. Patron must present photo ID. This offer is good for any performance of Mothers and Sons, subject to availability.
Beginning Wednesday, April 9th LGBT activist and journalist David Mixner will host a talkback with playwright Terrence McNally and cast member Bobby Steggert. On Wednesday, April 16th Huffington Post Gay Voices Deputy Editor Curtis M. Wong will moderate a talkback with Bobby Steggert. On Wednesday, April 23rd, there will be a talkback with playwright Terrence McNally and special guests to be announced. The final talkback on Wednesday, April 30th will feature Roberta Kaplan, the litigator who spearheaded the Supreme Court DOMA cast, and will be moderated by CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen.
Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller, Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert and newcomer Grayson Taylor. Preview performances began on Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night is set for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.
Mothers and Sons, the new play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, 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 follows a woman (Daly) who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner (Weller), who is now married to another man (Steggert) and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and discovers a new connection she never expected.
Mothers and Sons had its world premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) on June 13, 2013. Tyne Daly also starred in that production. Mr. McNally's other works for Broadway include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Full Monty; Ragtime; Master Class; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Kiss of the Spider Woman; The Rink; The Ritz; and Bad Habits.
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