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Mother Play on Broadway Tickets

Hayes Theater

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned To Drive) brings her biting, funny new family drama to Broadway, starring Jessica Lange.

Mother Play Tickets: Paula Vogel’s Latest Hits Broadway

Jessica Lange returns to Broadway in bitingly funny and savagely honest family drama Mother Play in 2024. Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s (How I Learned To Drive) latest play about the hold family has over us promises a writing and acting double whammy. Get ready to unpack one family’s past in this unmissable debut at the Hayes Theater.

About Mother Play on Broadway

In 1962, just outside Washington D.C. matriarch Phyllis is supervising her teenage kids Carl and Martha as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis is very opinionated, and she knows exactly what her children need to do to succeed in life. If they disagree and choose a different path… well, that’s their lookout. Fortified by gin and cigarettes, the family endures and survives the world as it changes around them, in a play that reveals the boundless, universal truth of family and forgiveness.

Jessica Lange in Mother Play

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Jessica Lange stars as Phyllis in this surreal, farcical and deeply tender play. She needs little introduction as one of the most iconic working actresses in the USA, but to remind audiences, her credits include the movies Tootsie and Blue Sky, TV series Grey Gardens and American Horror Story and stage productions A Streetcar Named Desire and Long Day’s Journey into Night.

Lange is joined in Mother Play by Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Carl and Celia Keenan-Bolger, who won a Tony Award for her performance as Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Creative Team

Mother Play is Paula Vogel’s most recent work, and a follow-up to her hugely acclaimed dramas How I Learned To Drive, Indecent and The Baltimore Waltz. She won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for How I Learned To Drive, and is known for her confrontational, bold writing that tackles controversial topics and thorny relationships. This brand new play from Vogel is directed by Tina Landau.

Tickets for Mother Play at Hayes Theater Available Now

You do not want to miss one of the hottest tickets of 2024 on Broadway! Jessica Lange and a stunning cast make Paul Vogel’s Mother Play even more incredible, and as the bonds of family unravel on stage you will be laughing and cringing all at once. Catch it on Broadway for a strictly limited season only.

Performance dates:
29 May 2024 - 16 Jun 2024
Running time:
2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 16+

Mother Play on Broadway Reviews

28 Reviews
  • 5 Stars46%
  • 4 Stars46%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars0%
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User Reviews


Beautifully acted memory play about the playwright’s mom, her & her brother’s challenging childhood & relationship evolution over a 40 year span.

Performance date: 04 May 2024
Performance date: 08 May 2024

The cast was incredible! I saw the second preview and would love to see it a bit into opening to see if things firm up a bit and make more sense.

Performance date: 04 April 2024

Show Times

How Long is Mother Play Broadway?
Mother Play Broadway running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes including an intermission.
Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.00pm and finish at 4.10pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.10pm.
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