Our Mother's Brief Affair 2016

Run Time:
Two hours, with one intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: January 20, 2016
Closing: March 06, 2016

Our Mother's Brief Affair - 2015 - Broadway History , Info & More

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)
261 W. 47th St. New York, NY 10036

On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (Linda Lavin) makes a shocking confession to her grown children: an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, Our Mother's Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.

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Review: ‘Our Mother’s Brief Affair,’ a Play About Unmoored Lives
7 / 10

It can't be easy for anyone to live up to Mr. Greenberg's analytical eloquence, especially in a lyrical memory play in which the object of his descriptions is often required to stand mute and embody what's being said about her. Yet throughout this Manhattan Theater Club production, directed a shade too tentatively by Lynne Meadow, Ms. Lavin's poses unfailingly match, and even amplify, Mr. Greenberg's exquisite prose. Anna is but the latest addition to a memorable gallery of sharp-tongued Jewish mothers created by Ms. Lavin during the past several decades...But none of those roles asked quite as much of her as Anna, who is required to exist in both middle and old age, in recollection and reality, sometimes all at once. Ms. Lavin fulfills these demands with such thoroughness and subtlety that I wish the play that surrounds her were more compellingly realized.

‘Our Mother’s Brief Affair’ review: Linda Lavin show has mommy issues
5 / 10

Stage and screen actress Linda Lavin, 78, who has made a specialty out of playing difficult and domineering Jewish mothers (most recently in the 2012 play 'The Lyons'), is at it again in Richard Greenberg's underwhelming dramatic comedy 'Our Mother's Brief Affair'...The play has witty lines and a few surprises, but it's also sluggish, messy and short on plot. Greenberg's attempts to play with time and dramatic structure...come off as labored. Meadow's staging is generally flat. Lavin, nailing her character's acerbity, is terrifically funny but also identifiable and sympathetic. Keller and Arrington, in underwritten and underwhelming roles, passively sit on the sidelines while Lavin tells the tale.

BWW Flashback: MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - March 6, 2016


Manhattan Theatre Club's critically-acclaimed production of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR ends its acclaimed run today, March 6th. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR's time on the Great White Way!

VIDEO: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR'S Linda Lavin Talks Of What Children Don't Suspect
by Michael Dale - February 1, 2016


The celebrated actor was attracted to Richard Greenberg's new play because it addresses women who are not identified as anything but mothers.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - January 22, 2016


Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened Wednesday night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below!

Photo Coverage: Linda Lavin & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Jennifer Broski - January 21, 2016


Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opened just last night, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from the big night below!

BWW Review: Linda Lavin's Sublime, But Richard Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR is Hardly One To Remember
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2016


The invaluable stage star makes the most of Greenberg's unreliable memory play.

Review Roundup: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - January 20, 2016


OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Linda Lavin & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Nicole Rosky - January 20, 2016


Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens tonight, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Starring Linda Lavin, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2016


Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR opens tonight, January 20, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Lavin, Kate Arrington & More in MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Tyler Peterson - January 12, 2016


Our Mother's Brief Affair, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow, is now in previews and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Up on the Marquee: OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Walter McBride - January 5, 2016


Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below!

VIDEO: Linda Lavin Returns To Broadway in Richard Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
by Michael Dale - December 28, 2015


The acclaimed stage star plays a mother who makes a shocking confession that may not be true.

Linda Lavin Leads MTC's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2015


Manhattan Theatre Club presents the New York premiere of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR, the new play by Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg, directed by MTC's award-winning artistic director Lynne Meadow. The limited engagement of OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR begins previews tonight, December 28, and opens Wednesday, January 20 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

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