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The History Boys Begins Final Week of Performances Tonight

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.

The production, which paid back its $1,850,000 capitalization the week of May 28 after just six and a half weeks on Broadway, will have played 185 performances and 10 previews.

The play by Alan Bennett won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Director of a Play (Nicholas Hytner), Best Leading Actor in a Play (Richard Griffiths), Best Featured Actress in a Play (Frances de la Tour), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Bob Crowley) and Best Lighting Design of a Play (Mark Henderson).

The production won the most Tony Awards of any show this season, and tied the record for most Tony Award wins for a play, set by the original production of Death of a Salesman in 1949.

A film version of The History Boys, also directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring the original National Theatre cast, opens October 13 in the UK, and November 22 in the United States.

The History Boys is the thrilling comedy of eight bright, funny students trying to get into colleges and the year that influenced the rest of their lives.  Guiding them are a maverick English teacher, a headmaster obsessed with results and a strong-willed history teacher resistant to change.  

There are still some tickets left for the show's final week. Visit or call (212) 239-6200 to purchase. You can also visit the  Broadhurst Theatre box office at 235 West 44th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

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