The play will get its New York premiere under the auspices of the Manhattan Theatre Club at its Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow will direct. Previews are scheduled to begin Dec. 28, with an opening set for Jan. 20, 2016.
Lavin won her Tony Award for playing the mother in Broadway Bound (1987), and has won two Golden Globe Awards for her work on TV's "Alice."
Here's how MTC describes the plot: "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."
The production represents several reunions for the principals. Its MTC's 11th Greenberg play, also including Tony nominee The Assembled Parties (2013), which Meadow also directed, and the third time Meadow has directed Lavin in a production, previously The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2000) and Collected Stories (2010).
Tickets for Our Mother's Brief Affair and MTC's 2015-16 season are not yet on sale. Visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.