'night, Mother Broadway

"'night Mother" tells the heart-wrenching story of Jessie and her mother Thelma as they embark on a cordial remembrance of things past. 'night Mother explores a parents' worst nightmare as Thelma tries to convince her daughter that life is worth living despite the constant struggles and suffering.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission

Royale Theatre

(New York, NY)
242 W. 45th St. Seating Chart
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
The Strand Theater Company proudly presents the opening production of its 11th Season, 'Night, Mother  by Marsha Norman. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
In a year of celebrating the achievements of women in country music, CMT today announced that Loretta Lynn will be honored with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by Ram Trucks at this year's all-female “CMT Artists of the Year” event premiering live Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Academy Award winner and “Coal Miner's Daughter” actress Sissy Spacek will bestow the award to Lynn, who joins previous recipients of the honor including Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015), and Merle Haggard (2014).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino will present this year's Legacy Award to Megan Follows, one of Canada's most beloved performers, who shot to fame around the world for her award-winning portrayal of Anne in the 1985 miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its sequel Anne of Avonlea. Cimolino and Follows played opposite each other as Romeo and Juliet in Stratford in 1992.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Fawcett's award winning Apples in Winter opens this weekend at Centenary Stage Company. The limited performances run November 8 through November 18 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. Directed by Mikaela Kafka, the production stars Colleen Smith Wallnau.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
The Metropolitan Opera's new production of La Traviata, opening December 4, will be the first opera conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin as the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. Soprano Diana Damrau, who made her acclaimed role debut as Violetta at the Met during the 2012–2013 season (with Maestro Nézet-Séguin on the podium), returns as the tragic heroine.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018
The National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Fawcett's award winning Apples in Winter opens this weekend at Centenary Stage Company. The limited performances run November 8 through November 18 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. Directed by Mikaela Kafka, the production stars Colleen Smith Wallnau.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
The Strand Theater Company presents The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But Staged, a collaboratively crafted production by women in the Baltimore community
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018
The Broadway production of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, a new play by Aaron Sorkin, starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
With The Bay at Nice currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the European premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 12 July, and runs until 14 September. Booking opens for supporters of the Menier today - 7 May, with public booking on 13 May at 9am.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
With Orpheus Descending opening at the theatre, and Fiddler on the Roof playing at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Jenna Russell will lead the company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn. The production opens on 23 July, with previews from 13 July, and runs until 14 September. Public booking is now open.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
Season Ticket Packages for Centre Stage's 2019-2020 season are on sale now. The 6 Mainstage show lineup features a variety of musicals, comedies, a Holiday variety show, and the annual hit rock show. The Prisma Health Fringe Series will return with 4 gripping pieces surrounding mental health topics. These shows occur on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during the runs of the Mainstage performances. Season ticket holders can purchase tickets before the general public through August 1. Season ticket packages start as low as $175.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Off-Broadway's The New Group will honor Edie Falco and Serge Nivelle at the company's Annual Gala on Monday, March 11 at Tribeca Rooftop (2 Desbrosses Street between Hudson & Greenwich).  The event will feature a performance by Brandon Victor Dixon and appearances by Peter Dinklage, Warren Leight, Erica Schmidt and Tarik Trotter. The evening, 6:00-10:00pm, includes cocktails, dinner and live auctions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," which will run from August 7 to August 25, 2019 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be adapted and directed by Darren Sextro, who recently directed "Skylight" and "My Old Lady" for Kansas City Actors Theatre. This production will feature Hillary Clemens, Todd Lanker, Christina Schafer, Tyler Alan Rowe, Brian Paulette, Carla Noack, Aria Smith, and Drew Squire. The production will also feature set design by Kelli Harrod, costumes by Sarah M. Oliver, lighting design by Shane Rowse, sound design by David Kiehl, properties design by Bill Christie, and technical direction by Kyle Dyck.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019 from 10am to 6pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B (take elevator down to B level). Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https:truonline.orgevents2019-weekend-intensive or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com with questions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
'night, Mother by Marsha Norman on stage at Chapel off Chapel - The Loft Theatre from 6 to 7 August 2019. 'night, Mother is the turbulent tale of a mother-daughter relationship rejuvenated by the daughter's admission she will kill herself that evening.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for the UK premiere of the musical of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County in a new staging by Trevor Nunn.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 5, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the great Edie Falco!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
'Night Mother will play at MT Pockets Theatre Company Sept. 20-28, 2019. The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
'night, Mother was written in 1981 by playwright Marsha Norman and premiered at the American Repertory, before moving on to Broadway. The play has seen multiple revivals, was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play, and won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  Theater Sarah McPartland directs Throughline's production of the play, which will feature Samantha A. Camp and Bri Brownfield.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, continues its 9th Season with two compelling short plays in one evening of theater: A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill is a beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends the controversial topic of cloning with a stunning portrait of the relationship between a father and his sons. 'NIGHT, MOTHER by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering short play that explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, continues its 9th Season with two compelling short plays in one evening of theater: A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill is a beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends the controversial topic of cloning with a stunning portrait of the relationship between a father and his sons. 'NIGHT, MOTHER by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering short play that explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
 Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for January -their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams have 50% of the positions filled with cis women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists (directors, designers, and playwrights). 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, continues its 9th Season with two compelling short plays in one evening of theater: A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill is a beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends the controversial topic of cloning with a stunning portrait of the relationship between a father and his sons. 'NIGHT, MOTHER by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering short play that explores the final hour in the life of a young woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
by Elaine Bard - Jan 2, 2019
Nominated for four Tony Awards and winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman is an eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play that explores the final hours in the life of a woman who has decided that life is no longer worth living.
by Richard Allen - Jan 15, 2019
Season tickets are officially on sale for Greenbrier Valley Theatre's 52 Season! The much-anticipated season includes 'night, Mother; A Comedy of Tenors; Into the Woods; Nunsense; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Greenbrier Ghost and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). More information on these shows can be found in a previous article
by Richard Allen - Jan 11, 2019
The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, located in Lewisburg, WV, has announced their 2019 season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
WaterTower Theatre Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, today announced details for the Regional Premiere of Guadalupe in the Guest Room written by Tony Meneses, and directed by Christie Vela.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2019
Writer and Director Che Walker returns to the Finborough Theatre to direct the European premiere of his own play Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season today, 1 January 2019 (Press Nights: Thursday, 3 January and Friday, 4 January 2019 at 7.30pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
The Kansas City Actors Theatre is proud to announce its lineup of plays for 2019-2020 at the City Stage in Union Station. This is the company's 15th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
The Kansas City Actors Theatre is proud to announce its lineup of plays for 2019-2020 at the City Stage in Union Station. This is the company's 15th season of productions showcasing Kansas City's own top theatre professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits. The cast is led by Philadelphia actress Sarah Gliko and PA Native and Broadway actor Gregg Goodbrod.  Recent Barrymore Award winner Amanda Morton (Passing Strange, Wilma Theater) will serve as the Music Director. The Bridges of Madison County runs February 8-March 3, 2019 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now and available at the box office, online at philatheatreco.org or by phone at 215-985-0420.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia premiere of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown's sweeping musical version of the best-selling novel, The Bridges of Madison County. The production is the second of the inaugural season under Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. For Bridges, Price has tapped Mark Martino to direct a cast rich with local theatre stars and Barrymore Award-winners, alongside actors with notable national and Broadway credits. The cast is led by Philadelphia actress Sarah Gliko and PA Native and Broadway actor Gregg Goodbrod. Recent Barrymore Award winner Amanda Morton (Passing Strange, Wilma Theater) will serve as the Music Director. The Bridges of Madison County runs February 8-March 3, 2019 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street. Single tickets and subscriptions are on sale now and available at the box office, online at philatheatreco.org or by phone at 215-985-0420.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Writer and Director Che Walker returns to the Finborough Theatre to direct the European premiere of his own play Time Is Love/Tiempo es Amor, opening at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 (Press Nights: Thursday, 3 January and Friday, 4 January 2019 at 7.30pm).
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Philippines Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Jill Schafer - Aug 22, 2018
Friends, this is a tough one to watch. And I don't necessarily recommend it for everyone, especially people who might be triggered by the events of the play. Proceed with caution, because Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'NIGHT, MOTHER is 90 minutes of the most frank discussion of suicide I've ever seen. Dark and Stormy's production, featuring the two-person dream team of Artistic Director Sara Marsh and #TCTheater favorite Sally Wingert, is beautifully done and powerfully affecting, almost painfully so. And they're doing all the right things - partnering with the Minnesota chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) - so that hopefully this play brings more awareness of and discussion about suicide. And it's also some really intense, intimate, engaging theater. I expect nothing less from Dark and Stormy.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 21, 2018
My heart is full for many reasons, not the least of which is that I can say, henceforth, that the last production of Steel Magnolias that I reviewed - this one at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson through Saturday, September 1 - was almost as good as that very first production I saw in Chicago in the summer of 1988. In fact, direct Donna Driver and her cast deliver a reading of Steel Magnolias that is as close to what Robert Harling wrote more than 30 years ago as any I've ever seen.
by DC Felton - Apr 8, 2019
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see Ankeny Community Theatre's sizzling production of Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate." Ankeny has done a great job getting the word out about this production. The tickets are hot and sold out for both the performance I was at on Saturday as well the matinee on Sunday. Not only is this production one of the hottest tickets in town, it also has amazing performances that transcend the material.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "Kill Move Paradise" by James Ijames.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Baruch Performing Arts Center, along with New York-based theater company Blessed Unrest and Teatri ODA of Kosovo, will co-present the World Premiere of Refuge from April 25 - May 11 @ 7:30, with a variable weekly schedule and a 5pm performance Sun May 5 (Opening Night April 27) at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25 Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 10, 2019
Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting for its production of Paul Osborn's "Morning's at Seven," which will run from May 22 to June 9 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Dennis Hennessy of The New Theater in Overland Park, and will star Deb Bluford, Greg Butell, Krista Eyler, Peggy Friesen, Jeannine Hutchings, Gary Neal Johnson, Merle Moores, Victor Raider-Wexler, and Mark Robbins (KCAT co-founder).