MOTHERS AND SONS' Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly Set for THEATER TALK this Weekend
On the newest THEATER TALK, actress Tyne Daly and playwright Terrence McNally discuss the new play Mothers and Sons, McNally's latest work on Broadway, now at the Golden. Hosted by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins, THEATER TALK's Mothers and Sons episode premieres in the New York metropolitan area Friday, April 11 (2014) at 1 AM (Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, and continues on CUNY TV* Saturday 4/12 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 4/13 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 4/14 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.
Mothers and Sons is the story of a woman, Katharine Gerard (Daly) who drops in unexpectedly on Cal Porter (Frederick Weller), the surviving partner of her son who died of AIDS twenty years ago. In the intervening years, Cal took a new male partner; they married, and adopted a son, now six. Both the mother and her son's former lover's lives have changed - more than they could have possibly conceived back in the early '90's
Tyne Daly, after a long stint on TV in Cagney & Lacey, took Broadway by storm as Mama Rose in the 1989 revival of Gypsy and again in 2011 in the Broadway revival of McNally's Master Class as opera diva Maria Callas, so she is comfortable acting larger-than-life characters. "The hardest part is playing a Republican," she abashedly admits, "but I really like human beings."