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Linda Lavin Heads Back to Broadway to Play a Parent with a Past

Linda Lavin, the Broadway favorite (“The Lyons,” “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife”) who’s also well-known to TV audiences (“Alice,” “Sean Saves the World”), will return to Broadway next season in a Manhattan Theater Club production of “Our Mother’s Brief Affair,” the Richard Greenberg play to be directed by MTC artistic director Lynne Meadow.

Lavin will play a domineering woman who confesses an affair to her grown children. Meadow directed Greenberg’s last Broadway outing, the well-received “The Assembled Parties,” at MTC in 2013, and “Our Mother’s Brief Affair” is the 11th time the theater and the playwright have teamed.

The play, which premiered at South Coast Rep in 2009, joins a 2015-16 slate at MTC that already includes a Broadway revival of “Fool for Love” starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda, as well as new plays by David Lindsay-Abaire, Nick Payne and Nick Jones.

“Our Mother’s Brief Affair” will begin previews Dec. 28 ahead of a Jan. 20, 2016 opening at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Further casting remains to be set.

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