Inside the 2014 Tony Award Nominees: Best Play

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Mothers and Sons

Opened: March 24, 2014

Starring: Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert, Grayson Taylor

Directed by: Sheryl Kaller

Written by: Terrence McNally

Synopsis: A mother (Daly) pays a surprise visit to the ex-partner (Weller) of her late son, who is now married to another man (Steggert) and has a young son (Taylor). Challenged to face how society has changed, she finally sees the life her son could have experienced.

EW’s review: “After Terrence McNally’s last two comic misfires — the theatrical homage And Away We Go and the opera ode Golden Age — it’s a pleasure to see the playwright return to form (and to Broadway) with his intimate portrait of a modern family.” B –Melissa Rose Bernardo

Tony nominations: 2 — Best Play and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play (Tyne Daly)

Odds on winning: A long shot.

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