The Testament of Mary takes place after the Crucifixion. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is in the city of Ephesus where she is both guarded and protected. As two of her son's followers set about giving shape to Jesus’ story, Mary tells her own story - the one which has not been heard.
The historic collaboration between actress Fiona Shaw and director Deborah Warner results in the creation, for the first time, of a new work for Broadway, written by acclaimed author Colm Tóibín. The New York Times calls The Testament of Mary “beautiful and daring." The New York Review of Books calls it “subversive and ruthless”, and lauds it for its “sensational theatricality.” And Entertainment Weekly says it is “spellbinding and emotional. A generous leap of imagination."
Please Note: The Testament of Mary will close on Sunday, May 5th. For ticket-holders with tickets after May 5th, please call (212) 239-6210 to exchange your tickets for a remaining performance this week, or request a refund. You can also exchange your tickets online by purchasing new tickets here, and e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information on your new order (performance date and time), using the subject line "Testament of Mary Exchange." In order for us to locate your order, please provide your name and the original performance date and time. Upon notification of your new order, your credit card account will be credited.
Author: Colm Tóibín
Director: Deborah Warner
Scenic Designer: Tom Pye
Costume Design: Ann Roth
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
Composer and Sound Designer: Mel Mercier
Producer: Testament Broadway LLC
Press Agent: Philip Rinaldi Publicity
Nominated for 3 Tony Awards
- Best Play
- Best Lighting Design of a Play - Jennifer Tipton
- Best Sound Design of a Play - Mel Mercier
Nominated for 1 Drama Desk Award
- Outstanding Sound Design in a Play - Mel Mercier
Nominated for 2 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding New Broadway Play
- Outstanding Solo Performance - Fiona Shaw
Our Lady of the Fragile Humanity
Colm Toibin describes how he tried to recognize the humanity as well as the exalted status of Jesus’ mother in his play The Testament of Mary.