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.