The History Boys
Theatre
Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.
New York, NY
Running Time
Two hours and 45 minutes with one intermission
Price
$46.25-$96.25
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Alan Bennett’s brilliantly witty, perceptive tale of an unruly handful of senior schoolboys, preparing for coveted places at either Oxford or Cambridge under the tutelage of their somewhat “old-school” history teacher. An unusual approach to their studies is questioned when a new, young, history teacher joins the staff with strong views of his own. The History Boys is a compelling exploration of both the anarchy of adolescence and the very purpose of education itself, but it’s also a wonderful feel-good evening, shot through with Alan Bennett’s masterful wit and abundant humanity – quite simply a must-see.

Extra Classes For The History Boys
by Robert Gould - January 2, 2007

West End audiences will get an opportunity to take their seats in the classroom with The History Boys for a limited run (to April 17) at the Wyndham's Theatre from January 3rd (following 2 weeks of previews which began on December 21). Simon Cox's recreation of Nicholas Hytner's original staging of Alan Bennett's multi-award winning play (6 Tony Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards in addition to the Best Play accolades at the Evening Standard and Olivier Awards in the UK) comes to the West End with a huge reputation built by successful runs at the National Theatre, on Broadway, on film and two UK tours. And the reputation is thoroughly deserved - this play is Alan Bennett's master work. (more...)

BWW TV Special Feature: The History Boys Movie
by Craig Brockman - November 22, 2006

On June 11, 2006, The History Boys won six Tony Awards including Best Play - equaling the record set by Arthur Miller's seminal Death of a Salesman. It also took home Tonys for Best Actor, Richard Griffiths; Best Director, Nicholas Hytner; Best Featured Actress, Frances de la Tour; and two Best Design Prizes, Sets and Lighting. Join Michael Dale as he sits down with some of the stars of The History Boys film to talk about taking the stage production and making it work for the big screen in this special BroadwayWorld.com feature! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The History Boys at AFI Fest
by James Sims - November 5, 2006

Fox Searchlight's The History Boys makes North American premiere at AFI Fest in Hollywood... (more...)

The History Boys Begins Final Week of Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2006

The History Boys, featuring the original National Theatre cast, will end its smash hit limited engagement on Broadway this Sunday, October 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre. (more...)

History Boys Film to Have a Royal Oct. Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - August 24, 2006

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that The History Boys will make its Royal World Premiere for the Royal Highnesses, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Leicester Square in London on October 2nd (more...)

BWW Video Show Preview: The History Boys
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2006

Catch scenes from The History Boys right now on BroadwayWorld.com! (more...)

New Actors to Fill in for 3 History Boys Stars this Summer
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2006

A trio of actors--all of whom appeared in The History Boys in its London run at the National Theatre--will fill in for members of that show's current Broadway cast in the coming months (more...)

The History Boys' Lessons Now to Last Through Oct. 1
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2006

Alan Bennett's The History Boys, which recently netted the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play, has extended its limited run through October 1st; it was originally to have closed on September 3rd (more...)

The History Boys: What If They Were Girls?
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2006

Could Alan Bennett's splendid comedy/drama attract Broadway audiences if the student/teacher relationship depicted involved girls? And if not, what does that say about us? (more...)

Griffiths and Martin Appear on 'Theater Talk,' 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2006

Richard Griffiths, currently on Broadway in The History Boys, as well as The Drowsy Chaperone's Bob Martin, will be interviews on 'Theater Talk' on May 26th (more...)

History Boys' Bennett & Hytner on 'Charlie Rose,' May 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2006

Author Alan Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner will be interviewed tonight, Tuesday May 9, about their collaboration on The History Boys on 'The Charlie Rose Show,' which airs locally on WNET Channel 13 from 11:00 PM - midnight (more...)

History Boys Author Bennett Appears on Theater Talk 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2006

Alan Bennett, the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed The History Boys, will appear on Theater Talk this Friday, April 28. (more...)

The History Boys Featured on National Public Radio Weekend
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2006

The History Boys was recently featured on National Public Radio. NPR's Weekend Edition ran a story about the road to Broadway for The History Boys, interviewing author Alan Bennett and director Nicholas Hytner. (more...)

The History Boys' Griffiths Joins 4/28 ATW Acting Seminar
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2006

The History Boys' Richard Griffiths has joined the latest 'Working in the Theatre' ATW seminar, which will be held on April 28th (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of The History Boys
by Ben Strothmann - April 24, 2006

BroadwayWorld was there for the starry opening night of Alan Bennett's The History Boys, which opened at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 23rd (more...)

Photo Flash: The History Boys
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2006

Enjoy production photos of 'The History Boys,' now on Broadway for a limited 20 week run at The Broadhurst Theatre. (more...)

The History Boys Begins Previews Friday, April 14
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2006

Alan Bennett's The History Boys, winner of the Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, will begin previews on Broadway this Friday. April 14 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

The History Boys Announces Student Ticket Program
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2006

Student tickets will be available for the Broadway production of The History Boys, a new play by Alan Bennett. (more...)

The History Boys Begins Broadway Previews April 14
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2006

Alan Bennett's The History Boys will begin previews on Friday, April 14th; the show will open on Sunday, April 23th at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) for a 20-week limited engagement (more...)

History Boys Playwright Alan Bennett Honored with Critics' C
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2006

The History Boys playwright Alan Bennett was honored with London's prestigious Critics' Circle Award on April 5th (more...)

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