Mothers and Sons' Terrence McNally and Tyne Daly Will Appear at NYC AIDS Walk; Bobby Steggert Will Sing
16 May 2014
The Tony Award-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons has partnered with the 29th Annual AIDS Walk New York, the world's largest AIDS fundraising event, on May 18.
Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will be a speaker during the opening ceremony, and Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert will sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. There will also be a special appearance by Tony and six-time Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly.
Fans of the production are encouraged to join the Mothers and Sons team during the walk by registering online here or by calling the AIDS Walk office at (212) 807-9255 and providing the team name "Mothers and Sons on Broadway, #5151."
Donations can be made to the Mothers and Sons on Broadway team online here. Walker sign-in begins at 8:30 AM, with the opening ceremony at 9:15 AM and the walk beginning at 10 AM. The entrance to the sign-in is located at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.
Mothers and Sons marks McNally's 20th Broadway show and began previews Feb. 23, prior to an official opening night March 24.
The play, according to press notes, "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.