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The History Boys

Closed October 1, 2006

a seductive polish that New York audiences have seldom experienced of late...compellingly watchable

Ben Brantley, New York times

Why See The History Boys?

Alan Bennett's witty play, which takes place in a British boy's grammar school rife with adolescent anarchy and faculty rivalry, examines the nature of education and how history really happens. 

A rambunctious group of smart and funny sixth-form boys are in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A headmaster is obsessed with results, and a history teacher thinks he’s a fool. Bennett examines rivalry, adolescence and education with wit and precision.

Previews from : 14 April 2006
Opened :  23rd April 2006
Closed : 1st October 2006

Audience:  The History Boys may be inappropriate for 14 and under. (Strong language; controversial subject matter.).  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Broadhurst Theater.

Run time:  2 hours and 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Opening night: 23 April 2006


Winner of  SEVEN 2006 Tony Awards!!
Winner of FIVE 2006 Drama Desk Awards
Winner 2006 Drama League Award
Winner of FOUR Outer Circle Critics Awards


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