Linda Lavin Will Star in “Our Mother's Brief Affair”

Tony winner Linda Lavin will return to Broadway this December, headlining the New York premiere of Richard Greenberg’s “Our Mother’s Brief Affair.”

The comedy will be part of the Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2015-16 Broadway season, and will be directed by Lynne Meadow, of this season’s “Airline Highway.”

Performances begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Dec. 28, with an opening night set for Jan. 20, 2016.

“Our Mother’s Brief Affair” follows Lavin’s mother Anna, who, while on a return trip to her deathbed, confesses to her grown children about a torrid affair from her past.

It’ll be the 11th Greenberg play to be produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club (see also 2013’s Tony nominated Best Play, “The Assembled Parties” — also directed by Meadow).

Linda Lavin has received five Tony nominations over her long career, including “The Diary of Anne Frank,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife,” “Collected Stores,” “The Lyons.” She won one Tonys, for 1987’s “Broadway Bound.”

Lavin also received an Emmy nomination for playing the title role in the popular show “Alice.”

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