Step into the singular world of Search Party TV star Cole Escola as they make their Off-Broadway writing and acting debut in Oh, Mary! See the award-winning comedian take center stage in this new dark comedy to spotlight the untold story of Mary Todd Lincoln. Directed by Sam Pinkleton, the limited-run show is at the Lucille Lortel Theatre for eight weeks only. Get Oh, Mary! tickets on TodayTix.
Exploring Mary Todd Lincoln's inner turmoil in the weeks before her husband’s tragic assassination that shook the nation, Oh, Mary! promises a unique exploration of historical intrigue and personal struggle. From suppressed desires to battles with alcoholism and unrequited yearnings, Oh, Mary! off Broadway offers an inside look into one of history’s most enigmatic figures — through the eyes of a self-proclaimed "idiot."
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January 26th, 2024
May 5th, 2024
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By: Cole Escola
Director: Sam Pinkleton
Cast list: Cole Escola (as Mary Todd Lincoln), Conrad Ricamora (as Mary's Husband), James Scully (as Mary's Teacher), Bianca Leigh (as Mary’s Chaperone), Tony Macht (as Mary’s Husband’s Assistant), Hannah Solow, Peter Smith
Costumes: Holly Pierson
Lighting: Cha See
Sound: Daniel Kluger and Drew Levy
Other info: Original music by Daniel Kluger, wig design by Leah Loukas, props supervision by Addison Heeren, arrangements by David Dabbon
Special access restroom, infrared listening system, wheelchair and ramp access
Cole Escola moved to New York for college and, after dropping out, found their way into the city’s comedy scene. In 2008, Escola met comedian Jeffery Self, who shared their passions for theatre and ‘90s sitcoms, inspiring them to create a YouTube series as the "Very Good Looking (VGL) Gay Boys." Following the cult success of their videos, they received their own TV show on Logo, Jeffery & Cole Casserole, which ran for two seasons. Escola later had roles on Difficult People, Search Party, Big Mouth, At Home with Amy Sedaris (which earned them a Writers Guild Award), and more.
Beyond acting, Escola wrote for comedy TV shows like Ziwe, The Other Two, and Difficult People. In 2021, they released a YouTube rendition of their live special "Help! I'm Stuck With Cole Escola" and, in 2023, they released an homage to '70s westerns on YouTube called "Our Home Out West." Vanity Fair added Escola’s performance to its 25 Best Performances of 2023 list.
See queer comedian extraordinaire Cole Escola make their Off-Broadway debut in this dark comedy about into the untold struggles of Mary Todd Lincoln before she lost Abe. Get a glimpse into Mary's hidden desires and personal struggles, filtered through Escola's wacky mind.
Oh, Mary! runs for 1h 20m.
Oh, Mary! is at New York's Lucille Lortel Theatre.
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