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Mothers and Sons on Broadway
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Owner description: MOTHERS AND SONS is a timely and provocative new play that explores our evolving understanding of family in today’s world.Written by Terrence McNally, MOTHERS AND SONS stars Tony and Emmy winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, Master Class, “Cagney & Lacey”) alongside co-stars Frederick Weller (“In Plain Sight,” Glengarry Glen Ross) & Bobby Steggert (Big Fish, Ragtime). Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller directs.
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This play was recommended to us by our hotel and was our only Broadway experience on this trip. We enjoyed every minute of it, with its humour and tragedy. It could be described as a Gay play inasmuch as it looks as the issues facing Gay men in America through the devastation of the AIDS epidemic up to present day when they can marry and seek to be parents. Tyne Daly plays the Mother of a long-dead (from AIDS) actor who still feels bitter and confused about his homosexuality and his death. She is simply tremendous converting wit, anger, conservatism and a secret wish to have been someone else. Brilliant, tight, well-paced script. Go and see it.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Tyne Daly is fantastic in this play! Her dry delivery provided some comic relief to a very serious topic. This definitely demonstrated how unacceptance can seriously impact a family's life. Quite sad:( The little boy was adorable but needs to work on his pitch and quality (nasality).

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Tyne Daly's performance is absolutely brilliant. You could feel the repressed, pent up anger that her character has from every seat in the audience. Although people dying from AIDS is a rather unpopular and anachronistic topic these days, Terrence McNally brought it to current times. As a person who lost many friends during the eighties it was a profound reminder that we should never forget and the impact of the losses will be felt for centuries. I sobbed profusely, as did most of my neighboring theatre fans. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Go see it. Feel it. Love it. One great piece of drama.

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This production is a must see for those who enjoy dramatic plays. The story of a mother who, twenty years earlier, lost her only child to AIDS. Tyne Daly is the mother whose bitterness and anger has consumed her life, seemingly due to the death of her son but ultimately other elements come into play. A history lesson for those who did not experience the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and a memory play for those who did. A true examination of love and family values. Although a drama there is much humor throughout and much to think about.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Starring Tyne Daly this is an engaging play in our view marred by the fact that we had a hard time understanding the younger of the two male characters and the little boy. Would recommend requesting wireless hearing devices.

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