The History Boys Extends Its Limited Run Through Oct. 1

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The History Boys, the Alan Bennett play that won six Tony Awards on June 11, including Best Play, has extended its limited run until Oct. 1

Tony Award winner Richard Griffiths in The History Boys.
Tony Award winner Richard Griffiths in The History Boys. Photo by Joan Marcus

The show was to have closed on Sept. 3. The Tony broadcast resulted in a bonanza at the box office. History Boys collected $200,000 in sales by the end of Monday June 12. That number is considered huge for a non-musical. (The usual Monday take for the Alan Bennett play is $100,000.)

Producers of The History Boys previously announced the production has recouped its investment.

Also winning Tonys were Richard Griffiths (Best Actor in a Play), Frances de la Tour (Best Featured Actress in a Play) and Nicholas Hytner (Best Direction of a Play).

The show opened to the best reviews for a new play in the 2005-06 Broadway season. It has since won Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League.

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