Mothers and Sons 2014

Run Time:
1 hour 30 minutes, with no intermission
Opened: March 24, 2014
Closing: June 22, 2014

Mothers and Sons - 2014 - Broadway History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

From one of America's most acclaimed playwrights, 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally comes Mothers and Sons, a powerful new Broadway play that explores the truths of who we are and who we love.

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly stars in Mothers and Sons, a play about a mother who pays a surprise visit to the New York apartment of her late son's ex-partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her - without her - she is finally able to see the rich life her son might have led. Strikingly timely and deeply compassionate, Mothers and Sons is about the evolving definition of family and the healing power of forgiveness.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Mothers and Sons

Mothers and Sons: Theater Review
6 / 10

Tyne Daly is far too grounded and honest an actor to give an inauthentic performance, but she deserves a more satisfying play than Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons. There's no shortage of thematic breadth here concerning the changing dynamics for gay men and their families, in a work that considers the generational shift from AIDS victims to survivors, from incomprehension to increased acceptance, and from rights-deprived relationships to legitimate marriage and parenthood. But while it's absorbing and at times mildly affecting, this shapeless drama never probes deep enough, its air of artificiality making it appear to have been rushed to Broadway with insufficient development.

Paths That Crossed Cross Again
8 / 10

'Mothers and Sons,' which opened on Monday night at the John Golden Theater in an impeccably acted production directed by Sheryl Kaller, is wrapped in a sense of urgency that paradoxically saps it as a drama. It wears its significance defiantly and a bit stiffly, rather as Ms. Daly's character, a Dallas matron visiting Manhattan, wears the big, blocky fur coat in which we first see her...It is, in essence, a debate play with fraught emotional underpinnings, and it doesn't avoid the stasis of that genre. It also tends to sabotage its potential to move us by making the debate, rather than psychological credibility, its first priority...The performers are skilled enough that we don't hear the sound of gears stripping. But they can't entirely justify their emotional U-turns, nor keep at bay our sense that we are following a menu of subjects that must be covered before the evening's end.

MOTHERS AND SONS Closes Today, National Tour in the Works
by Robert Diamond - June 22, 2014


Mothers and Sons, starring 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.

Photo Flash: Larry Kramer Vists Terrence McNally, Tyne Daly & Cast at MOTHERS AND SONS
by Tyler Peterson - June 16, 2014


On Friday night, LGBT activist and The Normal Heart scribe Larry Kramer attended the Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons. After seeing the play, Mr. Kramer went backstage to say hello to friend and fellow playwright Terrence McNally, as well as Tyne Daly and the full company of Mothers and Sons. Check out photos from his visit below!

Breaking News: MOTHERS AND SONS to Close on June 22
by Robert Diamond - June 10, 2014


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).

VIDEO: Tyne Daly Talks MOTHERS AND SONS, Tony Nom on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - June 6, 2014


Tony award nominee Tyne Daly stopped by THE VIEW on ABC to talk about her new Broadway play 'Mothers and Sons' as well as her prolific career in show business.

Photo Flash: Valerie Harper Visits Tyne Daly at MOTHERS AND SONS
by Tyler Peterson - June 5, 2014


Last night, Golden Globe winner and Tony nominee Valerie Harper visited Tyne Daly and the cast of Broadway's Mothers and Sons - check out photos from her visit below!

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Parters with 30/30 Project & Construction For Change; Talkback Set for 6/11
by Tyler Peterson - June 3, 2014


The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons has announced that the production has partnered with the 30/30 Project and Construction for Change. Julie Lewis, 30-year HIV Survivor and mother to Grammy-winner Ryan Lewis, founded the 30/30 Project, which seeks to bring healthcare facilities to communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as offering comprehensive healthcare.

MOTHERS AND SONS Continues Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014


The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices. Part 2 is set for tonight, May 28, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Tonight's talkback will focus on the AIDS Quilt with panelists Julie Rhoad (CEO of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt), Anne Balsamo (Names Project Board Member & Dean of New School Media Studies), Lynn Sinelli (AIDS Quilt panel maker), and Jay Lesiger (Owner of Chelsea Pines Inn & Sponsor of the AIDS Quilt Display in the Golden Lobby).

MOTHERS AND SONS to Continue Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices, 5/21 & 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014


The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on two consecutive Wednesday evenings (5/21 & 5/28) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).

VIDEO: Tyne Daly in New MOTHERS AND SONS TV Spot
by Caryn Robbins - May 19, 2014


Below, check out an all-new TV spot for Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS featuring Tony nominated actress Tyne Daly.

Photo Coverage: Brian Dennehy, Tonya Pinkins & More Support MOTHERS AND SONS at Actors Fund Benefit Performance
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2014


Just last night, May 19, Broadway stars turned out for a special performance of Terrence McNally's Tony-nominated new play Mothers and Sons, benefitting the Actors Fund. Theatre luminaries and current Broadway stars including Brian Dennehy, Sebastian Arcelus, Adriane Lenox, Tonya Pinkins, Orfeh & Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Laura Osnes, and more, helped cheer on Mothers and Sons stars Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert, and Grayson Taylor as they supported the Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below!

MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Terrence McNally Set for 2014 AIDS Walk New York, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014


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.

92Y to Welcome MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally & More, 6/2
by Tyler Peterson - May 15, 2014


92Y announces a discussion with the stars and creative team of Mothers and Sons, the acclaimed new play recently nominated for two Tony Awards - Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Panelists include four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, and director Sheryl Kaller (Tony nominee) along with stars Tyne Daly (a Tony and six-time Emmy Award-winner) and Bobby Steggert (Tony nominee), along with moderator Perez Hilton.

VIDEO: Tyne Daly Talks MOTHERS AND SONS, Tony Nom on 'The Talk'
by Caryn Robbins - May 15, 2014


Emmy Award-winning actress Tyne Daly stopped by CBS's THE TALK yesterday and discussed her recent Tony Award nomination for her role in the Broadway play, 'Mothers and Sons.'

Photo Flash: George Takei, Sara Gilbert, and Billy Porter Visit MOTHERS AND SONS
by Nicole Rosky - May 14, 2014


A slew of stars recently made their way to the Golden Theatre to check out the Tony-nominated Mothers and Sons, starring Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert and Grayson Taylor. Last night, George Takei, Sara Gilbert, and Billy Porter stopped by, and you can check out photos from backstage below!

MOTHERS AND SONS Partners with Tyler Clementi Foundation for Talk Out Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - May 14, 2014


The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), welcomes co-founder of The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jane Clementi, who will be joined by Tony Award winning producer Paul Boskind (The Normal Heart) for a special post-show "Talk Out" discussion following tonight's, Wednesday, May 14th, evening performance. Jane Clementi is the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student whose suicide opened up an international dialogue about the bullying of LGBT youth. Since Tyler's death, the Clementi family has worked tirelessly to promote new stories of inclusion, dignity and acceptance for vulnerable youth and their families as way to honor the memory of their son, brother and friend. The discussion will begin shortly after Wednesday evening's 7pm performance, and all audience members are welcome to participate. Tickets for this and all performances are now on sale at www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.

MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly Appears on THE TALK Today
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2014


CBS's THE TALK, recently nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment and Outstanding Talk Show Host, returns to New York City for the second time this season for a week of episodes, to be broadcast now through Friday, May 16 (2:00-3:00 PM, ET/1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT), on the CBS Television Network. Hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler will shoot on location in New York, originating from Chelsea Studios. The guests today, Wednesday, May 14, are Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Tyne Daly and chef Daniel Boulud.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly on Why They Were Nervous on Tonys Morning!
by Nicole Rosky - May 7, 2014


Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Tyne Daly and Terrence McNally, nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Play and Best Play for Mothers and Sons, who chat about why they were nervous on nominations morning, why the Golden Theatre is perfect for their play, and much more. Check out what they had to say below!

In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Terrence McNally
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2014


Below you can check out photos of Terrence McNally, nominated for Best Play for Mothers and Sons, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Tyne Daly
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2014


Below you can check out photos of Tyne Daly, nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Play for Mothers and Sons, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

BWW Interview: Bobby Steggert Discusses MOTHERS AND SONS
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 6, 2014


Bobby Steggert discusses MOTHERS ANS SONS, the YANK! recording and BIG FISH

Mothers and Sons FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Mothers and Sons have there been?
Mothers and Sons has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2014.
What Tony Awards has Mothers and Sons been nominated for?
"Mothers and Sons" has been nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards.
What awards has Mothers and Sons been nominated for?
Mothers and Sons has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Tyne Daly and Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Mothers and Sons.

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