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Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger dazzle in this Tony®-nominated hit.
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About Mother Play on Broadway

2024 Tony Award nominees Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger on Broadway together in Paula Vogel's latest Tony nominee for Best Play. That's nothing less than a mother of an event — and one you won't want to miss. Get Mother Play tickets on TodayTix now.

All three actors make long-anticipated returns to Broadway: Lange on the heels of her Tony-winning turn in Long Day's Journey into Night, Keenan-Bolger's since hers as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Parsons since the Tony-winning revival of The Boys in the Band. Now, see this dream team of actors become a family — a dysfunctional, troubled, and changing family, yes, but a funny and moving one, too.

Become part of the family when you see this world premiere by one of America's greatest playwrights working today.

Run time

1hr 45min. No intermission.

Start date

April 3rd, 2024

End date

June 16th, 2024

Age

Ages 16+.

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561 Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

171 Reviews | 180 Followers
81
Interesting, A tiny bit disappointing, Great acting

See it if … for the great talent and star power of the cast…and the roaches. The acting was very strong.

Don’t see it if … during this very early preview performance, not all scenes flowed together successfully. Parts dragged. Needs to be tightened up a bit.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

584 Reviews | 279 Followers
89
Intense, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Set in 1962 DC,the play features a matriarch&her 2kids while they endure the changing world around them.Brilliant cast on a realistic stage.

Don’t see it if A predictable story. Sitting 1H 45M w/o intermission in an uncomfortable seat.

aka

aka

528 Reviews | 153 Followers
81
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if into a mother with 2 queer kids, and the diff relation with a son or a daughter. A 3-hander, beautifully acted, wonderfully directed.

Don’t see it if well... At times the dynamics seem familiar, but a fresh twist is near. JLange is great!

chris_

chris_

293 Reviews | 104 Followers
83
Slow, Great acting

See it if Poignant story of the complicated relationship between a mother and her two children

Don’t see it if Somewhat slow at times and treads on familiar lgbtq territory

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Stars on stage

Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Celia Keenan-Bolger

Celia Keenan-Bolger

Mother Play on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Paula Vogel
Director: Tina Landau
Producer: Second Stage Theater
Cast list: Jessica Lange (as Phyllis), Jim Parsons (as Carl), Celia Keenan-Bolger (as Martha)
Design: David Zinn
Costumes: Toni-Leslie James
Lighting: Jen Schriever
Sound: Jill BC Du Boff

Venue

Hayes Theater

240 West 44th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair and elevator access

More information about Mother Play on Broadway

Mother Play takes place in 1962 on the outskirts of D.C., where matriarch Phyllis (Lange) and her teenage children, Carl (Parsons) and Martha (Keenan-Bolger), move into a new apartment. She has very strict ideas of who and what they must be, and woe be them if they stray. But as they unpack their past and face the future, they cope with the changes happening among themselves.

With Mother Play, Vogel returns to Broadway for the third time in a short seven years. She made her debut in 2017 with Indecent (a Tony nominee for Best Play) and followed it up in 2022 with How I Learned to Drive, the long-awaited Broadway premiere of her Pulitzer-winning 1997 masterwork. That production was a Best Play Revival Tony nominee.

Vogel and director Tina Landau's three lead actors in Mother Play are all stage and screen stars. Lange has two Oscars and three Emmys for Tootsie, Blue Sky, Grey Gardens, and American Horror Story. Parsons is best known for starring as Sheldon Cooper on the record-breaking sitcom The Big Bang Theory, and Keenan-Bolger has appeared in TV shows like The Gilded Age, Bull, and The Good Wife amid her four-time Tony-nominated Broadway career.

What to watch for

  • Paula Vogel is an inductee into the American Theatre Hall of Fame, the recipient of numerous New York theatre awards, and the namesake of two playwriting awards. In other words: When it comes to playwriting, Paula Vogel is mother.
  • Mother Play is produced on Broadway by Second Stage Theater, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to work by living American playwrights.
  • Lange has range! All of Lange's previous Broadway performances have been in classic play revivals; Mother Play is her first time leading a new show on Broadway.
  • Lange and Keenan-Bolger have both starred in The Glass Menagerie on Broadway: Lange in 2005 and Keenan-Bolger in 2013. Lange's production also starred Sarah Paulson, who returns to Broadway in Second Stage's Appropriate just a few months before Mother Play starts up.
  • Keenan-Bolger is a Second Stage regular. She's performed in four other shows there: A Parallelogram, Bachelorette, Little Fish, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which she later earned a Tony nomination.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Mother Play on Broadway about?

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger as an onstage family — need we say more? In Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's latest world premiere, a mother and her teenage children grapple with their pasts and futures in an ever-changing world.

Which theatre is Mother Play on Broadway at?

Mother Play on Broadway is at New York's Hayes Theater.

What is the running time of Mother Play on Broadway?

Mother Play on Broadway runs for 1hr 45min. No intermission.

What is the age recommendation for Mother Play on Broadway?

Ages 16+.

How do you get tickets for Mother Play on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for Mother Play on Broadway?

Mother Play on Broadway tickets start at $112.

Who wrote Mother Play?

Paula Vogel wrote Mother Play, her third Broadway show following 2017's Indecent and the 2022 revival of her Pulitzer-winning 1997 masterpiece How I Learned to Drive.

Who directed Mother Play?

Tina Landau directs Mother Play. She earned a Tony nomination in 2018 for directing the SpongeBob SquarePants musical.

Is Mother Play appropriate for kids?

Mother Play is recommended for ages 16 and up; the show is not suitable for young children.

Is Mother Play good?

A new Paula Vogel play is always an event worth noting. With three multi-award-winning stars performing the words of a multi-award-winning playwright, that's even more of a reason not to miss this mother of a show.

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