Broadway's Mothers and Sons Announces Talkback Series and "$30 Under 30" Policy for All Performances

By Michael Gioia
07 Apr 2014

Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Mothers and Sons, a new drama by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally that stars Tony winner Tyne Daly, has announced a special ticket price of $30 for theatregoers under the age of 30 for all performances as well as a post-show talkback series.

Post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices will be held on four consecutive Wednesday evenings (April 9, 16, 23 and 30) at the Golden Theatre. Special guests will include LGBT activist and journalist David Mixner (April 9 with playwright McNally and cast member Bobby Steggert), attorney Roberta Kaplan (April 30), Huffington Post Gay Voices deputy editor Curtis M. Wong (April 16 with Steggert), CNN political commentator Hilary Rosen (April 30) and guests to be announced (April 23), among others. 

The $30 ticket policy will be available on the day of the performance only at the box office at 252 West 45th Street. Patrons must present photo ID. 

The new work began performances Feb. 23 at the John Golden Theatre.



In Mothers and Sons, Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller (Glengarry Glen Ross, Take Me Out) plays Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert, recently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden, which he created in the world-premiere engagement at Bucks County Playhouse. Grayson Taylor plays Bud Ogden-Porter. 

Directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall), opening night on Broadway was March 24. Daly and Kaller also repeat their work from the June 2013 Bucks County production.

The play, according to press notes, "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 John Golden Theatre is located at 252 W. 45th Street. For more information, visit MothersAndSonsBroadway.com.