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.