Back in November 1998, Kathryn Grody, wife of Mandy Patinkin, gave three Broadway performances of her one-woman show, A Mom's Life, in repertory with Patinkin's run of Mamaloshen at the Belasco (she'd take the dark Monday nights). Proceeds from her performances went to the Association to Benefit Children.
Now the show will have an open run at a new New York performance space, the ArcLight Theatre, offering four performances a week starting Feb. 28.
Written by and starring Grody, A Mom's Life is described as a "touching humorous look at a day in the life of a woman trying to raise two decent children and keep her sanity in the process." Grody recounts the insanity of a single day of motherhood in New York, from getting the kids dressed to making lunch to bringing them to the playground to coping with her famous husband's frequent unavailability.
Life is directed by Jack Hofsiss (Tony for The Elephant Man), with lights by Eric Cornwell and sound by Otts Munderloh.
Grody received a Drama Desk Award for A Mom's Life when it played 48 performances at the Public Theatre in 1990. Grody's previous credits include Broadway's Scapino, Off-Broadway's Fishing, Tina Howe's Museum, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, and Scenes From an Everyday Life. A Mom's Life opens Feb. 28 at the ArcLight, 152 West 71 St. For tickets ($35) call (212) 307-4100.