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The History Boys Featured on National Public Radio Weekend

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.

The story can be heard at the following link:

THE HISTORY BOYS opened on Broadway last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), to rave reviews. Ben Brantley, New York Times, proclaimed THE HISTORY BOYS as "Madly enjoyable, with a seductive polish that New York audiences have seldom experienced of late. Alan Bennett's dialogue is as shimmering and warming as a fine cognac. Every member of the cast stands out as an individual worthy of attention. Pretty much everyone should fall for the charm of THE HISTORY BOYS." Alan Bennett's play originally opened on May 18, 2004 at The National Theatre of Great Britain, where it quickly became a sell-out smash hit. THE HISTORY BOYS, directed by the National's artistic director Nicholas Hytner, won the Evening Standard, Olivier and London Critics' Circle Awards as Best Play. THE HISTORY BOYS is Mr. Bennett's first Broadway play in 30 years, since Habeas Corpus in 1975.

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. A very funny and deeply moving play, THE HISTORY BOYS is about staff-room rivalry, adolescent anarchy and the role of education in our lives.

The original National Theatre cast of THE HISTORY BOYS will appear in the Broadway production. The boys will be played by Samuel Anderson (Crowther), Samuel Barnett (Posner), Dominic Cooper (Dakin), James Corden (Timms), Sacha Dhawan (Akthar), Andrew Knott (Lockwood), Jamie Parker (Scripps) and Russell Tovey (Rudge). The teachers will be played by Frances de la Tour (Mrs. Lintott), Richard Griffiths (Hector), Clive Merrison (Headmaster) and Stephen Campbell Moore (Irwin). Other roles will be played by Joseph Attenborough (Company), Tom Attwood (Company/Music Director), Rudi Dharmalingam (Company), Colin Haigh (TV Director) and Pamela Merrick (Make-Up Lady).

THE HISTORY BOYS features scenic and costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound design by Colin Pink, music by Richard Sisson and video direction by Ben Taylor.

The actors in THE HISTORY BOYS are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now through or by calling 212-239-6200.

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