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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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: December 28, 2015
Closing: March 06, 2016

Running Time:

Two hours, with one intermission

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)

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261 W. 47th St.
New York,NY10036

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Featured Reviews For Our Mother's Brief Affair


Our Mother's Brief Affair - TimeOut NY
No one plays Jewish mothers with secrets better than Linda Lavin...You recognize these women right away, because Lavin plays them so hilariously to New York Jewish type: She has a cartoonist's control and economy of line. But to recognize them is not, it turns out, to know them...Greenberg's writing is elegant and keenly epigrammatic...Directed with canny ambiguity by Lynne Meadow, Our Mother's Brief Affair lets you to wonder how much this scandal has been retouched. But there is no doubt as to the casual mastery that Lavin, at 78, brings to the part. Shifting in and out of the past, elevating one-liners to three-dimensionality, she brings a lifetime of command to the stage. She owns this part and claims it like nobody's business but her own.

Broadway Review: ‘Our Mother’s Brief Affair,’ Starring Linda Lavin - Variety
Not even the sainted Linda Lavin can save the deeply unpleasant character she plays in "Our Mother's Brief Affair," a lazy play by Richard Greenberg...Stubbornly lacking in dramatic tension, the uneventful narrative features a mean-spirited woman who may or may not be on her deathbed, recounting a closely held secret to her disagreeable grown children. There's little to fault in the attractively mounted and very well cast production...Lavin's keen acerbic wit is wasted...on a character like Anna, who is, truth to tell, a sour woman with bitter views of everyone but herself.


 

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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).

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