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Celia Keenan-Bolger

The Brightest Light On Broadway: Celia Keenan-Bolger

The Tony award-winning actress stars in Paula Vogel’s Mother Play alongside Jim Parsons and Jessica Lange at the Helen Hayes theatre this spring

In 2018, when Second Stage Theater opened its new Broadway home at the Helen Hayes, Tony award–winning actress Celia Keenan-Bolger reconnected with playwright Paula Vogel, who won the Pulitzer in 1998 for How I Learned to Drive. “She mentioned she was writing something for me,” Keenan-Bolger recalls. “I tried not to get too attached to that idea because I know how sometimes the universe has other plans. But when she emailed me this script, I couldn’t believe it was actually happening.” Mother Play, co-starring Jim Parsons and Jessica Lange, starts performances in April at the Helen Hayes.