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The History Boys Tickets & Information

Broadhurst Theatre

235 West 44th Street

(Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)

New York NY 10036 View on map

Seating Chart

The History Boys Summary

The History Boys opened on May 18, 2004 at the National Theatre of Great Britain, where it quickly became a sell-out smash hit. The play, directed by the National’s artistic director Nicholas Hytner, won the Evening Standard, Olivier and London Critics’ Circle Awards as Best Play.

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. Alan Bennett's The History Boys is about staffroom rivalry, the anarchy of adolescence and the purpose of education.

The History Boys Cast Members:

Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Sacha Dhawan, Andrew Knott, Jamie Parker, Russell Tovey, Frances de la Tour, Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Stephen Campbell Moore,  Joseph Attenborough, Tom Attwood, Rudi Dharmalingam, Colin Haigh, Pamela Merrick

The History Boys Creative Team

Author: Alan Bennett
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Boyett / Ostar / History Boys LLC
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

The History Boys Award Winners/Nominees


Nominated for 7 2006 Tony Awards:
  • Best Play - Winner!
     
  • Best Performances by a Leading Actor in a Play - Richard Griffiths - Winner!
     
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play - Samuel Barnett
     
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play - Frances de la Tour - Winner!
     
  • Best Direction of a Play - Nicholas Hytner - Winner!
     
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - Bob Crowley - Winner!
     
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play - Mark Henderson - Winner!

    Winner 2006 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award:
  • Best Play

Nominated for 7 2006 Drama Desk Awards:

  • Outstanding Play
     
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play - Richard Griffiths
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Samuel Barnett
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Dominic Cooper
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Stephen Campbell Moore
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Frances de la Tour
     
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Nicholas Hytner
Winner of 4 2006 Outer Critics Circle Awards:
  • Outstanding Broadway Play  
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Richard Griffiths
     
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Frances de la Tour
     
  • Outstanding Direction of a Play - Nicholas Hytner
Winner 2006 Drama League Award:
  • Distinguished Production of a Play

The History Boys Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 14 and under. (Strong language; controversial subject matter.)
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 14, 2006 April 23, 2006

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (When there is an evening performance, open until curtain.)

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The History Boys
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P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.