Verdict: How Were the Reviews for Our Mother's Brief Affair?

The Verdict   Verdict: How Were the Reviews for Our Mother's Brief Affair?
Our Mother's Brief Affair, a new play by Tony-winning playwright Richard Greenberg, opened on Broadway Jan. 20 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Pics! First Look at Linda Lavin in Our Mother's Brief Affair
Joan Marcus

Tony winner Linda Lavin heads the cast as matriarch Anna in Greenberg's family drama about love and secrets, presented by Manhattan Theatre Club. The New York premiere, helmed by Lynne Meadow, also features Kate Arrington (The American Plan), Greg Keller (Wit) and John Procaccino (Art).

The critics are filing their reviews, and will continue to update them for our readers.


AM New York 

Entertainment Weekly

The Guardian

Hollywood Reporter

Huffington Post

NBC New York

New York Daily News


New York Times



The Wrap


Here's how the show is billed: "On the verge of death for the umpteenth time, Anna (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 reunites the playwright with director and MTC artistic director Meadow following their collaboration on The Assembled Parties. The creative team for the production also features Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (sound design).

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, located at 261 West 47th St., New York.

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