At the time of closing, Mothers and Sons will have played 33 previews and 104 regular performances. Producers are in discussions to bring McNally's play on a national tour with further details to be announced at a later date.
The work received 2014 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly). In addition to its two Tony nominations, Mothers and Sons was nominated by The Drama League for Outstanding Production of a Play, and Daly was nominated for her performance by The Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Mothers and Sons marks McNally's 20th Broadway show and 50th year on Broadway and is directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). Preview performances began Feb. 23, and opening night was March 24.
Mothers and Sons, 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."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.