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Our Mother's Brief Affair - 2015 - Broadway

$60-$140

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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours, with one intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Our Mother's Brief Affair


‘Our Mother’s Brief Affair’ Broadway Review: Linda Lavin Looks Back With Angst - The Wrap
The play is filled with attempts at wit, like the one Mom delivers about her son being a "string terrorist." Or statements that "the potato chip is nature's most perfect food," which Lavin delivers as if she's quoting Oscar Wilde. The actress is a real trouper. "Affair" is nearly a drama-less drama. Nearly every conflict presented is resolved by someone on stage telling us how it is resolved...Likewise, character traits are thrown out and dismissed.

'Our Mother's Brief Affair': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
It takes some doing to stifle the prickly humor of Linda Lavin, but Our Mother's Brief Affair makes her character both an unreliable narrator and one who's astringent to the point of unpleasantness...A madly overworked but underdeveloped little piece, it mistakes narration for dramatization, and verbiage for genuine feeling...Greenberg has reached for the elusive links between past, present and future before, in richer and more compelling ways. And while Meadow's actors are all quite accomplished, they struggle to find any heart in characters so unrelentingly "written" that it sucks the life out of them, giving us no reason to care.


 

Our Mother's Brief Affair Broadway Cast



 

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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!
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.
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!
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!
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2016
The invaluable stage star makes the most of Greenberg's unreliable memory play.
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...
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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).
by BWW News Desk - 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!
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!
by Michael Dale - December 28, 2015
The acclaimed stage star plays a mother who makes a shocking confession that may not be true.
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).