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05/02/2014 10:04 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Tyne Daly Performs A Scene From 'Mothers And Sons,' Terrence McNally's New Broadway Play

It's easy to see why Tyne Daly nabbed a Tony Award nomination for her role in Terrence McNally's "Mothers and Sons" after watching this powerful New York Times clip.

The comedy-drama, which opened March 24 at New York's Golden Theatre, explores homosexuality and same-sex unions as perceived by characters representing four different generations.

“She’s a woman who’s stuck 25 years in the past, when she experienced her big loss," Daly told The Huffington Post of her uber-conservative character, Katharine, whose only son died of complications related to AIDS 20 years before the events depicted in "Mothers and Sons" take place. "The depth of her sadness is possibly what I identified with the most. To have had a loveless marriage, and have the product of that marriage be a lone kid who was loaded with so many expectations and so much need … it sort of kills me.”

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