” M O T H E R S A N D S O N S ”
DISPLAYS PORTIONS OF
THE AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT
IN LOWER LOBBY OF THE
ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC EXAMPLES
OF AMERICAN FOLK ART
INSTALLED FOR THE FIRST TIME
IN A BROADWAY HOUSE
New York, NY (April 7, 2014) – The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony® Award winner Terrence McNally and starring Tony® Award and six-time Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly is proud to announce that portions of The AIDS Memorial Quilt are now on display in the lower lobby of the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), where the critically-acclaimed play currently resides. The Quilt, fittingly, is prominently referenced during the course of the 90-minute play, making its residency inside the theater especially poignant. Audience members of Mothers and Sons are encouraged to view the quilt before or after any performance. The quilt will be on display for the entirety of the run of Mothers and Sons. For tickets and information, please visit http://www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.
Mothers and Sons lead producer Tom Kirdahy said: “The Quilt is perhaps the most powerful reminder we have of those lost to AIDS; a hand-made monument lovingly constructed. Mothers and Sons is honored to display panels of the quilt in the lobby of the Golden Theatre as a tribute to those lost, who were all foot soldiers in the march towards equality. We must never forget those we lost during the darkest days of the plague as we joyfully celebrate our hard won victories today. Remember Their Names.”
Chelsea Pines Inn is proudly sponsoring the AIDS Quilt display in memory and honor of the hotel’s founder, Sheldon Post.
“A triumphant masterpiece.” – New York Observer
“An impeccably acted production wrapped in a sense of urgency.” – The New York Times
“Terrence McNally has just written his best play.” – The Huffington Post
Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally’s 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It stars Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller, Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert and newcomer Grayson Taylor. Preview performances began on Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night is set for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle.
Mothers and Sons, the new play by 4-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally, is a timely and provocative new play that explores our evolving understanding of family in today’s world. At turns funny and powerful, Mothers and Sons follows a woman (Daly) who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s ex-partner (Weller), who is now married to another man (Steggert) and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and discovers a new connection she never expected.
The design team for Mothers and Sons includes scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg.
Mothers and Sons had its world premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) on June 13, 2013. Tyne Daly also starred in that production. Mr. McNally’s other works for Broadway include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Full Monty; Ragtime; Master Class; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Kiss of the Spider Woman; The Rink; The Ritz; and Bad Habits.
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