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What the Constitution Means to Me

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Closed August 24, 2019

It is not just the best play to open on Broadway so far this season, but also the most important

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Why See What the Constitution Means to Me?

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Nominated for two tony awards including best play!

Heidi Schreck's (2019 Tony Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and 2019 Drama Desk Nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Play) adept exploration of women's role in America transfers to the main stem after its acclaimed Off-Broadway run. What the Constitution Means To Me weaves together political and personal histories to show how women's rights have shifted over the course of four generations. Following its debut Off-Broadway in 2018, it was named number one play of the year by both New York Magazine and The New Yorker. This strictly limited Broadway run is directed by Oliver Butler.

What is Constitution About?

Having paid for college tuition through winning constitutional debates as a teenager, Obie-winner Heidi Schreck knows a thing or two about America's founding document. Here she brings her teenage self to the stage, alongside other women from her family tree, creating a lively and funny conversation about rights granted and rights withheld. 

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Previews from: 14 March 2019

Opening night: 31 March 2019

Run time

1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

Cast and Creative


Heidi Schreck
Mike Iveson
Rosdely Ciprian
Thursday Williams


Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by Oliver Butler



Outstanding Play
Outstanding Actress in a Play - Heidi Schreck


Distinguished Performance Award - Heidi Schreck
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play

2019 Tony Awards - nominations

Best Play 
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play - Heidi Schreck

What we thought

INNOVATIVE Touching hopeful

Schreck is deeply connected to this material and her delivery makes you feel as if she is telling this story to you for the very first time.

Playwright Heidi Schreck is making history with her autobiographical play, garnering an Obie Award for Best New American Play and New York Drama Critics' Circle for Best American Play in the process!

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Nicola Quinn

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Gloria: “Very good”

Saw in preview on opening night. Very good... Maybe some nervous jitters.... more

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