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

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 (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St. Seating Chart
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Featured Reviews For Our Mother's Brief Affair


An "Affair" to Remember, Even if Her Kids Would Prefer to Forget - NBC New York
Linda Lavin is alternately sardonic and fragile in the New York premiere of Richard Greenberg's drama "Our Mother's Brief Affair"...The notion of "legacy" weighs heavily in the drama, which touches on themes such as the suburban dream, and the desire, when one's life is nearing its end, "to be known"...Lavin...paints a balanced portrait here, as a Long Island mom who dutifully raised two kids despite being in a marriage that was never romantic... Greenberg...is making a point about "scale," that some loads we carry through life-the burdens that bring us shame-are worse than others, and that after a point we must forgive ourselves. It's a point I'd gander he might have made more elegantly without the plot twist, but nonetheless, with Lavin leading the cast, it's a beautifully performed play.

Review: ‘Our Mother’s Brief Affair,’ a Play About Unmoored Lives - New York Times
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.


 

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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 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!
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).