Oh, Broadway! Cole Escola's Off-Broadway Sensation Oh, Mary! Opens at the Lyceum July 11 | Playbill

Broadway News Oh, Broadway! Cole Escola's Off-Broadway Sensation Oh, Mary! Opens at the Lyceum July 11

Escola, who penned the campy comedy, also stars as Mary Todd Lincoln opposite Conrad Ricamora as Abraham Lincoln.

Cole Escola in Oh, Mary! Emilio Madrid

Oh, Mary! officially opens its Broadway transfer at the Lyceum Theatre June 11 after beginning previews June 26. The 12-week limited engagement continues through September 15.

Written by and starring Cole Escola, Oh, Mary! centers on famous First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln in the weeks leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. In Escola's demented take (or as press notes put it, "through the lens of an idiot"), Mary Todd becomes a madcap, cabaret-obsessed alcoholic.

The piece premiered at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre earlier this year in a run that was extended three times. The production earned two 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding New American Play and Lead Performer in an Off-Broadway play, both for Escola. The show also won the 2024 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play. Read reviews for the Off-Broadway run here.

The full Off-Broadway cast is back for the Broadway run, including Escola as Mary Todd Lincoln, Conrad Ricamora as Mary's Husband, James Scully as Mary's Teacher, Bianca Leigh as Mary's Chaperone, and Tony Macht as Mary's Husband's Assistant. Also transferring with the show are understudies Hannah Solow and Peter Smith.

READ: Camp and the Art of Being Cole Escola

The Broadway run is offering $43 rush tickets in-person at the box office on the day of performances. A limited number of $47 tickets will be made available via a digital lottery at Rush.Telecharge.com.

Escola's screenwriting credits include At Home With Amy Sedaris and The Other Two, and they've appeared as an actor in Difficult People, Mozart in the Jungle, At Home With Amy Sedaris, and Big Mouth, among others. They released a comedy special on YouTube titled Help! I'm Stuck With Cole Escola in 2021, and an homage to '70s westerns Our Home Out West in November.

Sam Pinkleton is directing the Broadway run after staging the Off-Broadway premiere. His full creative team is back as well, including scenic designer dots, costume designer Holly Pierson, lighting designer Cha See, composer and co-sound designer Daniel Kluger, co-sound designer Drew Levy, wig designer Leah J. Loukas, and music arranger David Dabbon. Casting is by Henry Russell Bergstein. Bryan Bauer and Ryan Patrick Kane are production stage manager and assistant stage manager, respectively.

Oh, Mary! is produced by Kevin McCollum and Lucas McMahon and Mike Lavoie and Carlee Briglia, along with co-producers Bob Boyett, The Council, Jean Doumanian Productions, Nicole Eisenberg, Jay MarcusGeorge Strus, Irony Point, Richard Batchelder/Bradley Reynolds, Tyler Mount/Tommy Doyle, Nelson & Tao, Palomares & Rosenberg, and Showtown Productions.

Visit OhMaryPlay.com.

Production Photos: Oh, Mary! On Broadway

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