Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger on Broadway together in Paula Vogel's latest 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. Get tickets to Mother Play on Broadway.
2h 10m (incl. 15m intermission)
April 2nd, 2024
June 16th, 2024
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
Wheelchair and elevator access
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.
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.
Mother Play on Broadway is at the Hayes Theater, which is located in New York, NY, United States, 10036.
Mother Play on Broadway runs for 2h 10m (incl. 15m intermission).
Mother Play on Broadway tickets are available on TodayTix. Get Mother Play on Broadway tickets today.
Mother Play on Broadway tickets start at $88.
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.
Tina Landau directs Mother Play. She earned a Tony nomination in 2018 for directing the SpongeBob SquarePants musical.
Mother Play is recommended for ages 16 and up; the show is not suitable for young children.
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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