Linda Lavin Returns to Broadway in 'Our Mother's Brief Affair'

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The Richard Greenberg play will open in January 2016 in a Manhattan Theatre Club production directed by Lynne Meadow.

Tony-winning Broadway favorite Linda Lavin will return to the New York stage next season in Richard Greenberg's play Our Mother's Brief Affair.

The Manhattan Theatre Club production will be staged by the company's artistic director, Lynne Meadow, who directed Greenberg's The Assembled Parties to wide acclaim in 2013; she also directed Lavin in Donald Margulies' Collected Stories, earning the actress a Tony nomination in 2010.

The limited engagement will begin previews Dec. 28 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with official opening set for Jan. 20, 2016.

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A work that challenges us to reconsider what we know about our parents, Our Mother's Brief Affair concerns the grown children of a dying matriarch, struggling to separate fact from fiction in their mother's shocking account of an extramarital relationship from the past whose impact might extend beyond the family.

Lavin won a Tony Award for lead actress in a play in 1987 for Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. In addition to Collected Stories, she was nominated for Tonys in four other productions, including Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1970), The Diary of Anne Frank (1998), The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2001) and The Lyons (2012).

Additional cast and creative team are to be announced for Our Mother's Brief Affair, which had its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in 2009.

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