Conrad Ricamora Will Be Abraham Lincoln Opposite Cole Escola's Mary Todd in Off-Broadway's Oh, Mary! | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Conrad Ricamora Will Be Abraham Lincoln Opposite Cole Escola's Mary Todd in Off-Broadway's Oh, Mary!

Sam Pinkleton will direct the dark comedy at the Lucille Lortel.

Conrad Ricamora and Cole Escola

How to Get Away with Murder's Conrad Ricamora, recently seen on Broadway in the new musical Here Lies Love, will play Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Cole Escola's Oh, Mary!

As previously reported, comedian Escola will make their Off-Broadway debut in the dark comedy, which will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre beginning January 26 for a limited eight-week engagement through March 24. Opening night is scheduled for February 8.

Sam Pinkleton will direct a cast that also includes the newly announced James Scully (You, Fire Island) as Mary’s Teacher, Bianca Leigh (Transamerica) as Mary’s Chaperone, and Tony Macht as Mary’s Husband’s Assistant with Hannah Solow and Peter Smith.

Escola, press notes state, stars as "a miserable, suffocated Mary Todd Lincoln in the weeks leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Unrequited yearning, alcoholism, and suppressed desires abound in this one-act play that finally examines the forgotten life and dreams of Mrs. Lincoln."

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. Vanity Fair named the latter as one of the best performances of 2023.

The production will also feature scenic design by dots, lighting design by Cha See, costume design by Holly Pierson, wig design by Leah Loukas, props supervision by Addison Heeren, sound design and original music by Daniel Kluger, sound design by Drew Levy, and musical arrangements by David Dabbon.

Bryan Bauer is production stage manager, and Ryan Kane is the assistant stage manager. Casting is by Henry Russell Bergstein. Gowns for Escola are by Astor Yang.

Oh, Mary! is produced by Kevin McCollum and Lucas McMahon and Mike Lavoie and Carlee Briglia by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre.


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