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See queer comedian Cole Escola perform a wacky, new take on Mary Todd Lincoln.
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About Oh, Mary! on Broadway

Take a glimpse inside the unique mind of Cole Escola as they make their Off-Broadway debut in Oh, Mary!, which will transfer to Broadway in summer 2024. Known for captivating performances in popular TV shows like HBO Max’s Search Party, Escola sheds light on the lesser-known story of Mary Todd Lincoln as the writer and star of this new dark comedy. Directed by Sam Pinkleton, the show runs for a limited time at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Get Oh, Mary! tickets on New York Theatre Guide soon.

What is Oh, Mary! about?

Oh, Mary! explores the inner conflicts of Mary Todd Lincoln in the days preceding her husband’s tragic assassination, an event that changed American history forever. Promising a distinctive exploration of historical intrigue and personal turmoil, the Oh, Mary! play offers insight into one of history’s most enigmatic figures through a funny, surreal lens.

Who is Cole Escola?

Cole Escola is an actor, writer, and comedian who found their path in New York City’s comedy circuit. In 2008, Escola met comedian Jeffery Self, who shared Escola’s love for theatre and '90s sitcoms, motivating the pair to create a series of YouTube videos as the "Very Good Looking (VGL) Gay Boys." Following the videos’ cult success, Escola and Self launched their own TV show on Logo named Jeffery & Cole Casserole, which ran for two seasons. Escola subsequently appeared in shows like Difficult People, Search Party, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Big Mouth, and more.

Apart from acting, Escola wrote for comedy TV programs like Ziwe, The Other Two, and Difficult People. In 2021, they released a YouTube version of their live special "Help! I'm Stuck With Cole Escola," and in 2023, they presented a YouTube homage to '70s Westerns titled "Our Home Out West," which earned Escola a place in Vanity Fair’s 25 Best Performances of 2023 list.

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Run time

1hr 20min.

Start date

May 13th, 2024


Plays, Broadway, Comedy

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

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

599 Reviews | 285 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

800 Reviews | 252 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.



299 Reviews | 104 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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Our Review

'Oh, Mary!' review — Cole Escola's wacky new comedy also has heart

4 of 5
09 Feb 2024, 02:00
Read our review of Oh, Mary! off Broadway, a new play created by and starring comedian Cole Escola alongside Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, and more.

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


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

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