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

Take a glimpse inside the unique mind of Cole Escola as they make their Off-Broadway debut in Oh, Mary! 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 tickets to Oh, Mary! off Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

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

1h 20m

Start date

January 26th, 2024

End date

May 5th, 2024

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Audiences Say
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Funny
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183 reviews on Show-Score

Elisa 9119
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
89 / 100
Great staging, Hilarious
94 / 100
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
87 / 100
Delightful, Fun, Edgy, Clever, Campy
89 / 100
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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.

Stars on stage

Oh, Mary! 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


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