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See Cole Escola shine in their Broadway acting and writing debut.
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About Oh, Mary! on Broadway

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 through May 12, after which the show will make its Broadway debut. Get Oh, Mary! tickets on TodayTix soon.

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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Run time

1hr 20min.

Start date

May 13th, 2024


Plays, Comedy, Broadway

Production note
Adult language and situations (and potentially haze and a gunshot).
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443 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

605 Reviews | 286 Followers
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if A new play created by&starring brilliant Comedian C.Escola&equally talented C.Ricamora gets laughs out of the unlikely topic as First Lady*

Don’t see it if U may get annoyed by some laughing@the wrong time, e g when Mary tries to explain why she's into alcohol or when some sad truths r revealed.

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

801 Reviews | 253 Followers
Nasty, Delightful, Hilarious, Raunchy, Campy

See it if Escola & co. glow with stage presence in a delightful, nasty, raunchy takeoff on the Lincolns. Surprising & funny at every turn.

Don’t see it if Gutter mouthed, gay, and in no way intended to be authentic.



301 Reviews | 105 Followers
Great staging, Hilarious

See it if Over the top farce about the shenanigans of a petulant, drunken Mary Todd Lincoln.

Don’t see it if Low brow, crude humor.



583 Reviews | 739 Followers
Quirky, Refreshing, Clever, Melodramatic, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy hilarious, revisionist history; men in drag; and cabaret (this is not a cabaret).

Don’t see it if you think joking about the Civil War and Lincoln’s assassination is “too soon.”

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Stars on stage

Cole Escola

Cole Escola

Conrad Ricamora

Conrad Ricamora

Oh, Mary! on Broadway cast and creative team

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
Design: dots
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


Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036


Accommodations for patrons who are blind, deaf, partially sighted, and/or have hearing loss; partial wheelchair access, handrail access

More information about Oh, Mary! on Broadway

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.

What to watch for

  • While this show marks Escola’s Off-Broadway debut, they’re no stranger to performing in New York. The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub was a stop on the tour of their live solo show Help! I'm Stuck.
  • Numerous Hollywood actresses have played Mary Todd Lincoln in film and television adaptations of President Abraham Lincoln’s life. They include Mary Tyler Moore, Sally Field, Donna Murphy, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
  • Director Sam Pinkleton is best known as a Broadway choreographer for hit musicals like Amelie and Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination.
  • Oh, Mary! features original music by Daniel Kluger, a Tony-nominated composer, orchestrator, and sound designer known for his work on shows like The Sound Inside, Significant Other, and the 2019 revival of Oklahoma!

Frequently asked questions

What is Oh, Mary! on Broadway about?

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.

What is the running time of Oh, Mary! on Broadway?

Oh, Mary! on Broadway runs for 1hr 20min.

Which theatre is Oh, Mary! on Broadway at?

Oh, Mary! on Broadway is at New York's Lyceum Theatre .

How do you get tickets for Oh, Mary! on Broadway?

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