Mother Play on Broadway Tickets
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Mother Play on Broadway Tickets

Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger star in this biting new play from Paula Vogel.
Mother Play on Broadway: What to expect - 1
Mother Play on Broadway Tickets

About Mother Play on Broadway

Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange returns to the New York stage, alongside Emmy winner Jim Parsons and Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger, in Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's Mother Play, directed by Tony nominee Tina Landau. That's a lot of talent in one theatrical family.

Lange plays Phyllis, the mother of the title who has very strong opinions about who and what her two teenage children, Carl (Parsons) and Martha (Keenan-Bolger), need to be to succeed in life. In 1962, they move into a new apartment just outside D.C., they all turn to cigarettes and gin to cope with the fact that they will find their own paths, especially as the world changes around them, too.

A new Vogel play is always an unmissable event, so don't pass up the chance to see three formidable actors in the work of one of America's greatest living playwrights.

Mother Play highlights

Mother Play on Broadway is a production of Second Stage Theater, the only major New York theatre company that exclusively produces the work of living playwrights. A few months before Mother Play, Sarah Paulson returns to Broadway in Appropriate, so you can get your fix of stars on stage in the fall and the spring. Here's why the ones in Mother Play shine so brightly.

  • Paula Vogel is a mother of the American theatre. Her many accolades include a Pulitzer Prize (for How I Learned to Drive), an induction into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and two playwriting awards named for her.
  • Lange has range. The actress is best known for starring in classic fare: Her three other Broadway credits include the time-honored plays Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Glass Menagerie. Mother Play marks her first time showing off her chops in a contemporary work.
  • Parsons and Keenan-Bolger are Broadway darlings. Playing a teenager is no challenge for Keenan-Bolger, as she won a Tony for starring as six-year-old Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird in 2019. Parsons is best known as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, but he's performed on Broadway four other times, including in the Tony-winning revivals of The Normal Heart and The Boys in the Band.

Run time

1hr 45min. No intermission.

Start date

April 3rd, 2024

End date

June 16th, 2024


Plays, Broadway, Drama, Stars on Stage


Ages 16+.



421 reviews on Show-Score

John Ned
Interesting, A tiny bit disappointing, Great acting
81 / 100
Elisa 9119
Intense, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
89 / 100
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
81 / 100
Slow, Great acting
83 / 100
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Stars on stage

Jessica Lange

Jessica Lange

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Celia Keenan-Bolger

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


Hayes Theater

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


Wheelchair and elevator access

Show schedule

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

Frequently asked questions

What is Mother Play on Broadway about?

See the A-list trio of Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger in Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's latest world premiere. In 1962 D.C., a family learns to cope with the changes in the world around them and in each other as they grow.

What is the length of Mother Play on Broadway?

Mother Play on Broadway is 1hr 45min. No intermission..

Where is Mother Play on Broadway?

Hayes Theater.

What's the price for Mother Play on Broadway tickets?

The price for tickets to Mother Play on Broadway starts at $80.

How old do children need to be to see Mother Play on Broadway?

Ages 16+.

How do you buy tickets for Mother Play on Broadway?

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