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See Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger become a family.
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About Mother Play on Broadway

An award-winning acting, writing, and directing team lead the world premiere of Mother Play, the four-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway show from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. 2024 Tony Award nominees Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger share the stage as a dysfunctional, but moving, family, in this Best Play nominee. Get Mother Play tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Mother Play takes place on the outskirts of 1962 D.C., where Phyllis is and her teenage children, Martha and Carl, are moving into a new apartment. The teens live under the weight of Phyllis's very rigid expectations for who they should be. But with the help of gin and cigarettes, they cope with the fact that they're all changing as the world around them changes, too.

Tina Landau, the Tony-nominated and Drama Desk-winning director of SpongeBob SquarePants, stages Mother Play on Broadway with three stage veterans. Two-time Oscar and three-time Emmy winner Jessica Lange (Tootsie, Blue Sky, American Horror Story) also became a Tony winner in 2016 with Long Day's Journey Into Night, her third Broadway credit following fellow classics A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie.

Keenan-Bolger, playing her daughter, is no stranger to the idea — she won her Tony Award for playing the young Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. Jim Parsons, though best known for his Emmy-winning lead performance on The Big Bang Theory, is also a stage veteran, with Broadway credits like The Normal Heart and The Boys in the Band to his name.

Paula Vogel plays

Mother Play is Paula Vogel's newest work. Her other best-known plays include How I Learned to Drive, Indecent, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot 'N Throbbing, The Mineola Twins, and The Long Christmas Ride Home.

With Mother Play, Vogel returns to Broadway two short years after How I Learned to Drive, her Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, made its long-awaited Broadway debut after 25 years. In 2017, she made her Broadway debut with Indecent, and both shows were Tony-nominated for Best Revival of a Play and Best Play, respectively.

Tickets to Mother Play in New York are available now.

Run time

1hr 45min. No intermission.

Start date

April 3rd, 2024

End date

June 16th, 2024

Age

Ages 16+.

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572 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

588 Reviews | 282 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

531 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_

295 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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Our Review

'Mother Play' review — Jessica Lange plays a powerhouse matriarch

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26 Apr 2024, 01:30
Read our review of Mother Play on Broadway, a new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel starring Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and 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

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair and elevator access

More information about Mother Play on Broadway

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-7:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM7:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is Mother Play on Broadway about?

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger make a fascinatingly dysfunctional family in the latest play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel. Matriarch Phyllis and her two teenage children must cope with the pains of growing up and into different selves than is expected of them.

Where is Mother Play on Broadway playing?

Mother Play on Broadway is playing at Hayes Theater. The theatre is located in 240 West 44th Street, New York, 10036.

How long is Mother Play on Broadway?

The running time of Mother Play on Broadway is 1hr 45min. No intermission.

What's the age requirement for Mother Play on Broadway?

The recommended age for Mother Play on Broadway is Ages 16+. .

How do you book tickets for Mother Play on Broadway?

Book tickets for Mother Play on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

How much do tickets cost for Mother Play on Broadway?

Tickets for Mother Play on Broadway start at $168.

Who wrote Mother Play?

Paula Vogel wrote Mother Play. The playwright is best known for her 1997 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, and her 2017 Broadway play Indecent.

Who directed Mother Play?

Tony Award nominee Tina Landau directs Mother Play on Broadway. She was nominated for staging the SpongeBob SquarePants musical in 2018, and her other Broadway directing credits include Superior Donuts and Bells Are Ringing.

Is Mother Play appropriate for kids?

Mother Play is recommended for older audiences, age 16 and above. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is Mother Play good?

Mother Play features three award-winning stars of stage and screen — Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger — all sharing the spotlight in the latest play by a widely renowned living writer. The show is certainly unmissable for fans of any of the actors or of a consistently celebrated playwright.

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