Bennett's History Boys to Arrive on Broadway in 2006

News   Bennett's History Boys to Arrive on Broadway in 2006 English playwright Alan Bennett's The History Boys, about a British boys' school, will be produced on Broadway in April 2006, Variety reported.

Andrew Knott, Richard Griffiths (center), and James Corden in The History Boys
Andrew Knott, Richard Griffiths (center), and James Corden in The History Boys Photo by Ivan Kyncl

The producers will be Bob Boyett and Bill Haber, the same ones behind the transfers of Jumpers, Democracy and The Pillowman. The Broadway stop will be part of a tour that will take the show to Australia and two cities in the United Kingdom.

Nicholas Hytner directed the piece in London. Boyett told Variety he hopes to bring over the 14-member British cast.

Hytner and Bennett have also insisted that the film version of The History Boys will not go ahead unless every single original cast member is included, from Richard Griffiths to each of the boys.

If Hytner directs, it will be his first film since taking over the National: 1994’s “The Madness of King George,” as the play was titled on screen, and 1996’s “The Crucible” with Daniel Day-Lewis remain his highest-profile efforts.

Bennett's plays included Talking Heads and The Lady in the Van.

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