MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Terrence McNally Set for 2014 AIDS Walk New York, 5/18
The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons is proud to announce that the production has partnered with the 29th Annual AIDS Walk New York, the east coast's first and the world's largest AIDS fundraising event, on Sunday, May 18th. Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will be a speaker during the opening ceremony, and Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert will sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel. There will also be a special appearance by Tony and 6-time Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly.
Fans of the production are encouraged to join the Mothers and Sons team during the walk by registering online (http://bit.ly/1hSMQPe) or by calling the AIDS Walk office at (212) 807-9255 and providing the team name "Mothers and Sons on Broadway, #5151." If you are unable to walk but would like to pledge your support, donations can be made to the Mothers and Sons on Broadway team online (http://bit.ly/1hSMQPe). Walker sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the Opening Ceremony at 9:15 a.m., and the walk beginning at 10:00 a.m. The entrance to the sign-in is located at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.
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.
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.
About AIDS Walk New York: Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $132 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. In 2013 alone, 30,000 participants, many of whom were members of more than 3,000 corporate and community teams, raised over $5.5 million for GMHC and 40 other tri-state area AIDS service organizations. For more information, please visit aidswalk.net/newyork.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride