The History Boys

Play - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

  • First Preview: April 14, 2006
  • Opening Date: April 23, 2006
  • Closing Date: October 1, 2006
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 185

Playwright: Alan Bennett

Synopsis

At a grammar school in northern England in the 1980s, eight boys prep for the Oxbridge entrance exam under the tutelage of three radically different teachers.

 

Opening Night Cast

Samuel Anderson in The History Boys Samuel Anderson Crowther
Joseph Attenborough in The History Boys Joseph Attenborough Other Boy
Tom Attwood in The History Boys Tom Attwood Other Boy
Samuel Barnett in The History Boys Samuel Barnett Posner
Dominic Cooper in The History Boys Dominic Cooper Dakin
James Corden in The History Boys James Corden Timms
Frances de la Tour in The History Boys Frances de la Tour Mrs. Lintott
Rudi Dharmalingam in The History Boys Rudi Dharmalingam Other Boy
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett Playwright
  Richard Sisson Music
Nicholas Hytner Nicholas Hytner Director
Bob Crowley Bob Crowley Scenic Design
Bob Crowley Bob Crowley Costume Design
Mark Henderson Mark Henderson Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Outstanding Actor in a Play Richard Griffiths Winner
2006 Outstanding Director of a Play Nicholas Hytner Winner
2006 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Stephen Campbell Moore Nominee
2006 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Samuel Barnett Winner
2006 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Dominic Cooper Nominee
2006 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Frances de la Tour Winner
2006 Outstanding Play Alan Bennett Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Distinguished Production of a Play   Winner
2006 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Best Play Alan Bennett Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Outstanding Director of a Play Nicholas Hytner Winner
2006 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Richard Griffiths Winner
2006 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Frances de la Tour Winner
2006 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Theatre World Award Richard Griffiths Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2006 Actor in a Play Richard Griffiths Winner
2006 Direction of a Play Nicholas Hytner Winner
2006 Featured Actor in a Play Samuel Barnett Nominee
2006 Featured Actress in a Play Frances de la Tour Winner
2006 Lighting Design of a Play Mark Henderson Winner
2006 Play Alan Bennett Winner
2006 Scenic Design of a Play Bob Crowley Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Oct. 1, 2006 18 $799,293
$751,179
$85,732 $86.09
$176.25
9284
1144
8
0
101.44% 4.53%
Sep. 24, 2006 17 $713,561
$751,179
-$18,334 $80.46
$176.25
8869
1144
8
0
96.91% -1.15%
Sep. 17, 2006 16 $731,895
$751,179
$87,161 $81.56
$176.25
8974
1144
8
0
98.06% 9.23%
Sep. 10, 2006 15 $644,734
$751,179
- $79.30
$176.25
8130
1144
8
0
88.83% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,889,483
$3,004,716
  $81.85 35257
36608
32
0
96.31 %  
Cumulative
  $16,775,002
$18,316,947
  $77.02
$176.25
216917
224280
185
10
96.72 %  
 
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