Oh, Mary!
Ends Mar 24 1h 20m
Oh, Mary!
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Oh, Mary! NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(179 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
2%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Funny

About the Show

Cole Escola stars as a troubled Mary Todd Lincoln, just days before Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (57)

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136 Reviews | 28 Followers
92
Quirky, Campy, Hilarious

See it if Riotously funny. Just pure fun.

Don't see it if You're not interested in over the top silliness or sexually explicit comedy.

429 Reviews | 90 Followers
90
Hilarious, Raunchy, Silly, Irreverent, Campy

See it if you can get a ticket. This show is bonkers, in the best way. Just silly fun. Escola leads a talented cast. Clever and original.

Don't see it if you don't have tolerance for camp. If you are looking for something serious or with a message. Just have fun and enjoy the kookiness.

144 Reviews | 110 Followers
90
For liberal democrats only., Over the top, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if WOW. So much fun.Mell Brooks would be proud. All of the Lincoln cliches explained to perfection

Don't see it if If Your A proud boy Or if slapstick parody is not your thing Read more

55 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Campy, Funny

See it if you enjoy campy farces with a unique telling of Mary Todd. It's super fun!

Don't see it if you are expecting a historical drama. Or don't like crude humor.

525 Reviews | 257 Followers
89
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if A new play created by&starring brilliant Comedian C.Escola&equally talented C.Ricamora gets laughs out of the unlikely topic as First Lady*

Don't see it if U may get annoyed by some laughing@the wrong time, e g when Mary tries to explain why she's into alcohol or when some sad truths r revealed. Read more

1109 Reviews | 378 Followers
89
Delightful, Fun, Edgy, Clever, Campy

See it if you want to laugh. Clever rewrite of history. Well-plotted. Gr costumes/sets. Audience pleaser. Starts a bit slow, keeps buildng, big finish

Don't see it if you want serious drama or drawing rm comedy. Mary's foul mouth is running gag (not for kids). Cole is superb. Lots of twists. Intimate space

546 Reviews | 345 Followers
88
Inspired lunacy!!

See it if a fan of madcap farce, camp humor & want to laugh out loud (often), this is a show for you. Escola, Ricamora & company are completely nuts.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate revisionist history; don't like raunch; need a positive "message"; Read more

88 Reviews | 14 Followers
87
Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are looking for a hot take on Mary Todd Lincoln. Witty dialogue and campy comedy.

Don't see it if You don’t wish to see someone satirize a former first lady with a queer lens.

Critic Reviews (13)

The New York Times
February 7th, 2024

“ 'Oh, Mary!,' of course, is not about gay bars...but it is just as camp"
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Time Out New York
February 8th, 2024

"Cole Escola's gleefully irreverent comedy is the funniest play in years."
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New York Theatre Guide
February 8th, 2024

"Cole Escola's wacky new comedy also has heart"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 8th, 2024

" 'Oh, Mary!' ends by combusting into, yes, glorious cabaret."
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New York Post
February 8th, 2024

“Oh, Mary! is too busy daring your lungs to stay full of air for more than a few seconds."
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Theatermania
February 8th, 2024

"If you’re like me, you’ll laugh until there are tears in your eyes."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 8th, 2024

"The cast overall is terrific, with design elements that raise the production above"
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New York Stage Review
February 8th, 2024

"First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln on a sometimes funny rampage"
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