What the Constitution Means to Me 2019

Run Time:
One hour and 40 minutes, no intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: March 31, 2019
Closing: August 24, 2019

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Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition money by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her boundary-breaking new play, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship. This hilarious, hopeful and "achingly human" (Exeunt Magazine) exploration breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

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'What the Constitution Means to Me': Theater Review
9 / 10

Watching the spirited back-and-forth that wraps up this unique, stimulating and exquisitely heartfelt show on such an uplifting note, you can't help but wish that the primary and election debates in our country's hopelessly mired political system were even half as intellectually vigorous, half as perceptive and compassionate. If that were the case, the choices of every thinking person perhaps would be clear and our problems well on the way to being solved. We can dream, right?

Heidi Schreck Shreds Our Toxic Supreme Law in ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’
9 / 10

Can a piece of theater (or any art) make you better? After seeing this show for the second time (after last year's run at New York Theatre Workshop), I believe so. Sure, there have been works of art that caused riots, or won 'obscenity' cases, even some-like 2002's The Exonerated-that spurred politicians to address wrongful conviction and the death penalty. Art can make a difference, it can improve you. But what does it take? Brutal honesty and plenty of facts. Schreck provides both in abundance-along with natural charisma and loads of humor.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Be Filmed For Future Release; Submit to Be in Live Audience!
by Nicole Rosky - February 25, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, What the Constitution Means to Me is in the process of being recorded for eventual future release. BroadwayWorld has now learned from a production representative that in addition to being filmed at the end of the show's Broadway run in August, additional footage will be captured next week at a Brooklyn soundstage. No details have been released yet on where and when the recording may be released.i??

Exclusive: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME To Be Filmed For Future Release
by Alan Henry - August 21, 2019

BroadwayWorld has learned that WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME is being recorded today for eventual future release. 

BWW Flashback: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Take Final Broadway Bow Today
by Nicole Rosky - August 24, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the two-time Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and Obie Award-winning Best New American Play What the Constitution Means to Me  will play its final Broadway performance today, August 24th at the Helen Hayes Theater.

Broadway's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Recoups
by Julie Musbach - July 15, 2019

The two-time Tony Award-nominated, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and Obie Award-winning Best New American Play What the Constitution Means to Me has achieved full recoupment of its $2.5 million capitalization with the week ending July 14th, and will deliver a full return of capital to its investors with six weeks remaining in the Broadway engagement.

Heidi Schreck Discusses Her Next Project, Favorite Audience Member and More!
by Paul Smith - July 15, 2019

Heidi Schreck is currently starring in her own play, What the Constitution Means to Me, on Broadway, after a tranfer from New York Theatre Workshop. The play received two Tony nominations, both for Schreck as a playwright and as an actress. The Obie winning actress sat down with amNewYork to discuss her whirlwind year and what is next for her.

Heidi Schreck to Discuss WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at 92Y
by Julie Musbach - June 13, 2019

92Y announces a discussion of What the Constitution Means to Me with playwright/performer Heidi Schreck and Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, moderated by Slate senior editor and legal columnist Dahlia Litwick, on Sunday, July 28. 

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Will Launch a National Tour In January 2020
by Stephi Wild - June 3, 2019

Heidi Schreck's Tony Award nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me, directed by Oliver Butler, will embark on a national tour in January 2020, beginning at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and playing 40 weeks in 22 cities including Charlotte, Hartford, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, with more to be announced. All venues, dates, and casting for the national tour will be announced at a later date.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Partners with The Mayor's Fund to Offer Tickets to Students
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2019

The Tony Award nominated play and Pulitzer Prize finalist What the Constitution Means to Me is proud to announce a new partnership with The Mayor's Fund to launch the NYC Civics and Arts Fund that will subsidize tickets for hundreds of students through the rest of the show's Broadway run through August 24, 2019.

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Announces Final Extension Through August 24
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2019

The two-time Tony Award nominated play and Pulitzer Prize Finalist What the Constitution Means to Me has announced its second and final extension on Broadway. Initially announced for a 12-week engagement through June 9, 2019, What the Constitution Means to Me previously extended through July 21, 2019 and will now play five additional weeks through August 24, 2019 at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY), for a total run of 24 weeks. What the Constitution Means to Me officially opened March 31, 2019 after beginning preview performances March 14.

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Shares How Her First Love Became the Subject of Broadway's WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Kaitlin Milligan - April 19, 2019

On this mornings episode of TODAY, Heidi Schreck sat down to share how her first love - the Constitution - became a Broadway play about one girl's "love affair" with the nation's most important document, and their subsequent breakup.

BWW TV: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Celebrates Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 1, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

Photo Coverage: The Stars Arrive on the Red Carpet at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opening Night
by Walter McBride - April 1, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck(Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

Photo Coverage: Inside the WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - April 1, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck(Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

Photo Coverage: Heidi Schreck and the Cast of WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - April 1, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opened last night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Extends Broadway Run Through July!
by Nicole Rosky - March 31, 2019

On the night of its official opening, What the Constitution Means to Me has announced an extension of six additional weeks on Broadway. Initially announced for a 12-week engagement through June 9, 2019, What the Constitution Means to Me will now play through July 21, 2019 at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY). What the Constitution Means to Me officially opened tonight, March 31, 2019, after beginning performances on March 14.

BWW Review: Heidi Schreck's Pulitzer-Worthy WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Moves To Broadway
by Michael Dale - March 31, 2019

'Would you please raise your hand if you are a white man who also owns property?', playwright/performer Heidi Schreck asks her audience. The number of respondents is typically a very low percentage of the house.

Review Roundup: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Opens on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - March 31, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opens tonight, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

Photo Flash: First Look at Heidi Schreck & More in WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Nicole Rosky - March 29, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opens on Sunday night, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY). Check out a first look at the cast in action!

BWW TV: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by TV - Red Carpets - March 31, 2019

Written and performed by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, 'I Love Dick') and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years), What the Constitution Means to Me opens tonight, March 31, 2019, at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY).

VIDEO: Heidi Schreck Discusses What the Constitution Means to Her on The Late Show
by Stephi Wild - March 16, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me began previews on Broadway just a couple of days ago, on March 14. The show's playwright and star Heidi Schreck chatted last night with Stephen Colbert about how she has a long, personal relationship with the document that begins 'We the People.'

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME Announces Rush Policy
by Stephi Wild - March 13, 2019

What the Constitution Means to Me has announced a general rush policy!

Up On the Marquee: WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by Walter McBride - February 20, 2019

The Clubbed Thumb, True Love, and New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me will come to Broadway this spring for a 12-week limited engagement, beginning performances at the Helen Hayes Theater (240 W 44th Street, New York, NY) on March 14, 2019, with opening night scheduled for March 31. Heidi Schreck's timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation off-Broadway this fall, where it extended twice at NYTW before transferring to the Greenwich House Theater. What the Constitution Means to Me will be produced on Broadway by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at The 2019 MAKERS Conference
by Stephi Wild - February 7, 2019

The 2019 MAKERS Conference kicked-off last night with a first look at the upcoming Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me from playwright Heidi Schreck. The show explores how Shreck's teenage self and four generations of females all relate to the founding document and imagine how it will shape the next generation of American women.

What the Constitution Means to Me FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What the Constitution Means to Me has had 4 productions including New York which opened in 2017, Off-Broadway which opened in 2018, Broadway which opened in 2019 and US Tour which opened in 2020.
What the Constitution Means to Me has been nominated for Best Play at the Tony Awards.
What the Constitution Means to Me has been nominated for several prestigious awards including the Distinguished Performance Award for Heidi Schreck at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play for the show at the Drama League Awards, and Outstanding New Broadway Play for the production at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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