Saturday, May 25, 2024

Outer Critics Circle Award Winners in Photos by Sandi Durell

The Ceremony presenting the 2024 Winners with their awards occurred at the NY Public Library at Lincoln Center on May 23rd. All photos were taken by ace photographer Barry Gordin. OCC Winner…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 11:23AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Mother Play | 2024 Tony Award Nominee by The Tony Awards

It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis is supervising her teenage children, Carl and Martha, as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her chil…

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Jessica Lange Acceptance Speech: This is not an easy part by NewYorkTheater

Jessica Lange accepts her Outer Critics Award for her title role in “Mother Play” by Paula Vogel on Broadway.

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OCC Awards 2024 by Barry Gordin

The 74th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards for the 2023-2024 Theater season were presented to the winners in a ceremony at Lincoln Center. May 24, 2024: The 74th Outer Critics Circle Awar…

SOURCE: theaterlife at 10:38AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Video: Jessica Lange Discusses MOTHER PLAY and THE GREAT LILLIAN HALL

Tony-Award-winning actress Jessica Lange appeared on The View on Thursday to discuss her role in Paula Vogel's Mother Play. On the show, she also talks about her next project The Great Lilli…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Clooney and Downey and Farrow, Oh My! A Star-Powered Broadway Season Begins to Take Shape by Hayley Levitt

Broadway and Hollywood have long enjoyed a healthy symbiosis. Film stars face their fears of live theater while fulfilling a lifelong artistic ambition. Broadway gets a much-needed bump in a…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Jessica Lange to Discuss MOTHER PLAY on THE VIEW Next Week

Tune in to see Jessica Lange on The View next week! The Tony-nominated actress will appear on the program on Thursday, May 23 to discuss her role in Paula Vogel's Mother Play, which is curre…

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Celia Keenan-Bolger (‘Mother Play’) on embodying Paula Vogel in one of ‘the most powerful’ scenes of her career [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

Celia Keenan-Bolger received her fifth Tony nomination for “Mother Play,” but beyond her own recognition, she is most excited that she gets to navigate awards season alongside her nomina…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Jim Parsons (‘Mother Play’) on the ‘elation’ of his 1st Tony nomination and ‘generosity’ of Paula Vogel [Exclusive Video Interview] by Sam Eckmann

“It was a certain sense of elation,” reveals Jim Parsons when recounting the emotions around his first Tony nomination. The actor scored this recognition for his performance in “Mother…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Why Tony Nominee Jessica Lange Feels ‘Wild and Liberated’ in Broadway’s ‘Mother Play’ by Gordon Cox

Jessica Lange has starred on Broadway before — winning a Tony for her most recent appearance there in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in 2016. But according to Lange, now back on Bro…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:26PM

Jessica Lange Feels 'Wild and Liberated' in 'Mother Play' by Broadway Podcast Network

Oscar, Emmy and Tony winning actress Lange, now on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance in "Mother Play," discusses premiering a new play on Broadway, explains why she could do without W…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Video: Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger Discuss Tony Noms and Working With Jessica Lange in MOTHER PLAY

Jim Parsons and Celia Keenan-Bolger stopped by The View on Monday to discuss the Tony-nominated Mother Play, where they are currently starring alongside Jessica Lange. The show marks Parsons…

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The Women of Mother Play Made Celia Keenan-Bolger a Better Artist by Diep Tran

She's picked up her fifth Tony nomination for playing Paula Vogel in the new Broadway show.

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Outer Critics Circle Award Winners 2024 by Sandi Durell

Winners noted in bold Outstanding New Broadway Play Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Mother Play: A Play in Five Evictions Patriots Stereophonic The Shark Is Broken Outstanding New Broadway Mu…

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

This Week on Broadway for May 12, 2024: The Great Gatsby by James Marino

Jeremy Jordan in The Great Gatsby (c) Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Great Gatsby, Illinoise, Mother Play, and SOOP Th…

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Mothers on Broadway 2024 by New York Theater

Mothers took center stage in the Broadway season just ended, getting star treatment for characters who range from vile to virtuous. Today, on Mothers Day, Jessica Lange in the title role of …

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In honor of Mother's Day, here's 'Mother Play' — which gestated for 40 years by Jeff Lunden

Playwright Paula Vogel is known not just for her work on Broadway — but for the generations of famous playwrights whose careers she has nurtured. Mother Play is about her own mother.

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

Mother Play, A Play in Five Evictions by Joel Benjamin

"Mother Play," though based on Vogel’s own life, is her most schematic, more an outline barely fleshed out with lots of details rather than the intense emotional revelations of her earlier…

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Tears, Hugs and Joy with Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Jonathan Groff and More of the 2024 Tony Award Nominees by Hayley Levitt

The 2023-24 Broadway season has come to an end and the newly minted nominees for the 77th Tony Awards have begun their monthlong period of celebration and reflection. Broadway.com Editor-in-…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:32PM

Jessica Lange on Returning to Broadway in ‘Mother Play’: “It Still Thrills Me” by Caitlin Huston

Paula Vogel’s Mother Play is Jessica Lange’s fourth Broadway show, among the many other film and television projects that have populated her decades-long career.  But unlike her past ro…

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter at 01:33PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2024

A Parade of Tony Nominees on The Broadway Show; Plus, The Outsiders’ Legendary Author S.E. Hinton by Broadway.com

This week, a literary legend and an anticipated Broadway revival come to The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal. But first, it’s a head-first dive into Tony season. Meet a few of this year�…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Mother Play : A Play in Five Evictions by Elyse Trevers

As we approach Mother’s Day, it was fitting that two of the plays I saw this week had mothers as central characters, and they could not have been more different. “Mary Jane” is loving,…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Jim Parsons May Have 4 Emmy Awards, But This Is His 1st Tony Nomination by Diep Tran

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor is currently starring in Mother Play on Broadway.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Mother Play *** by Barry Gordin

By: Paulanne Simmons May 5, 2024: Many of Paula Vogel’s plays explore themes related to her own life. In Vogel’s Baltimore Waltz, she turns her brother’s death from AIDS into an ab…

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Saturday, May 4, 2024

Review: Mother Play at the Helen Hayes Theater by Loren Noveck

Jessica Lange anchors Paula Vogel's new work, which works as both an act of forgiveness and an exorcism. Loren Noveck reviews. The post Review: Mother Play at the Helen Hayes Theater appeare…

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A Few Thoughts on an Awards Season Full of News-Worthy and Prize-Worthy Nominations by Jan Simpson

We’re officially in awards season.  The Outer Critics Circle, on whose nominating committee I sit, announced its choices for the best in the 2023-2024 season last week (click here to see …

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Jessica Lange, Celia Keenan-Bolger, & Jim Parsons on MOTHER PLAY by BroadwayWorld

Performances are now underway for Second Stage's newest Tony-nominated play: Paula Vogel's Mother Play. It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis is supervising her teenage …

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MOTHER PLAY Opening Night on Broadway by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at opening night of Mother Mother starring Celia Keenan-Bolger, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winner Jessica Lange, and Emmy Award, Golden Glo…

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Mother Play by Tulis McCall

Yipes - there is so much packed into this title.  Notice it is not "THE Mother Play."  It is "Mother Play" As such it is a full blown noun.   For me,  however, this story is Daughter …

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Mother Play – A Play In Five Evictions by Jk Clarke

Theater Review by Samuel L. Leiter . . . . As the 2023-2024 Broadway season hurtled through its overstuffed last week before the annual awards deadline, two plays about motherhood—one more…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 03:25AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards