Jane Clementi, the cofounder of The Tyler Clementi Foundation, will join the cast of Broadway's Mothers and Sons tonight, May 14, for a special post-performance "Talk Out" discussion. Clementi is the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student whose suicide opened up an international dialogue about the bullying of LGBT youth. Tony-winning producer Paul Boskind will also be on hand for the talk, which will follow the 7pm performance.
Written by Terrence McNally, Mothers and Sons follows the mother of a man who died 20 years ago from an AIDS-related illness. She pays a surprise visit to her son's former lover, who is now married to another man and has a young child. The company features Tyne Daly, Frederick Weller, Bobby Steggert, and Grayson Taylor. Sheryl Kaller directs.
The Broadway production of Mothers and Sons, at the John Golden Theatre, is the recipient of 2014 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Daly's performance. Daly's work has also been nominated for Drama League, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.
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