Photos: MOTHER PLAY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway

Mother Play officially opened on Broadway on April 25 at the Hayes Theater.

By: Apr. 29, 2024
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Mother Play officially opened on Broadway on April 25 at the Hayes Theater. Check out photos of the cast and VIPs at the after party below!

Read the reviews for Mother Play here!

 Mother Play is directed by Tina Landau and stars Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger, Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winner Jessica Lange, and Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Jim Parsons.

Mother Play is a bitingly funny and unflinchingly honest new play about the hold our family has over us and the surprises we find when we unpack the past. 

It’s 1962, just outside of D.C., and matriarch Phyllis (Jessica Lange) is supervising her teenage children, Carl (Jim Parsons) and Martha (Celia Keenan-Bolger), as they move into a new apartment. Phyllis has strong ideas about what her children need to do and be to succeed, and woe be the child who finds their own path. Bolstered by gin and cigarettes, the family endures — or survives — the changing world around them. Blending flares of imaginative theatricality, surreal farce, and deep tenderness, this beautiful rollercoaster ride reveals timeless truths of love, family, and forgiveness.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

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Celia Keenan-Bolger and John Ellison Conlee

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Phillipa Soo and Sara Bareilles

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Patricia Arquette and Jessica Lange

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Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons

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Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons

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Hannah Jane Shepard, Jessica Lange and Shura Baryshnikov

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Brandon Uranowitz and Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Kara Young and Jim Parsons

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Sarah Saltzberg and Celia Keenan-Bolger

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Samantha Mathis, Jessica Lange and Carla Gugino

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Joe Machota, Jessica Lange and Kevin Huvane

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Michael Russell and Joe Machota

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Molly Forster, Second Stage Artistic Director Carole Rothman and Jessica Lange

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Alison Wright and Jessica Lange

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Kathy Najimy

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Richard Topol and Jim Parsons

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Tavi Gevinson, Patricia Arquette and Guest

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Andrew O'Shanick and Kali Taylor

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David Elsendoorn, Brad Heberlee and Maulik Pancholy

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Priscilla Lopez

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Mary-Louise Parker

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Patricia Arquette

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S. Epatha Merkerson

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Jessica Hecht

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Joe Tippett

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Sara Bareilles

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Brian d'Arcy James

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Kelli O'Hara

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Gavin Creel

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Gavin Creel, Phillipa Soo and Taylor Trensch

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Tavi Gevinson

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Ben McKenzie

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Ward Horton

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Alexa Horton and Ward Horton

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Tina Landau

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Joan Allen

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Marin Ireland

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Zachary Prince and Brandon Uranowitz

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Jillian Geurts

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Tasha Lawrence

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Lynn Goldsmith and Patricia Arquette

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John Ellison Conlee

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Carla Gugino and Samantha Mathis

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Carla Gugino

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Kenny Leon

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Maulik Pancholy

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Kate Whoriskey

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Michael Oberholtzer

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Adam Kantor

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Manu Narayan

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Laura Kai Chen and Manu Narayan

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David Morse

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Susan Wheeler Duff and David Morse

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Brandon Uranowitz

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Steven Levinson

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Phillipa Soo and Taylor Trensch

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Lynn Nottage

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Alison Wright

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Kathryn Erbe

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Debra Martin Chase and Tory Kittles

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Gina Gionfriddo and Peter DuBois

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Miriam Silverman

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Robin de Jesus

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Kara Young

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Carrie Preston

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Carrie Preston and Emily Bergl

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Emily Bergl

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Gina Gershon

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Mary-Louise Parker and Jeff Mahshie

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Becky Ann Baker and Dylan Baker

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Kate Douglas

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Kayli Carter

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Ashlie Atkinson

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Tina Landau and Joan Allen

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Merritt Johnson and Jason Weinberg

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Lynn Goldsmith

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Maddie Corman

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Allison Smith and Maddie Corman

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Zachary Prince and Alysha Umphress

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Alysha Umphress

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Alexis Scheer

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Dan Ryan and Alexis Scheer

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Brad Heberlee and David Elsendoorn

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David Henry Hwang

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Signage at "Mothers Play" at The Hayes Theatre





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