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English on Broadway Tickets

Todd Haimes Theatre

Sanaz Toossi’s Pulitzer-winning drama about four Iranians who are learning English - and even more about themselves - heads to Broadway.

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Sanaz Toossi’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play English returns to New York, following an acclaimed European premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company and London’s Kiln Theatre. Set in an Iranian classroom where four adults are learning English, this is a funny and moving exploration of identity and communication that transcends language. Catch it at Todd Haimes Theatre in spring 2025, as part of their latest exciting season of work On- and Off-Broadway.

What is English about?

In a classroom not far from Tehran, a group of adults are trying to get a handle on accents, punctuation and vocabulary. As they prepare for their English proficiency exams and jump through confusing linguistic hoops, much more than a shared wish to learn a new language emerges. Hidden hopes and dreams, frustrations and secrets tumble out, but can they overcome the limits of words and discover what they really want to say?

Mixing humour and drama and touching on universal themes, English premiered at Atlantic Theatre Company as a co-production with Roundabout Theatre Company. In 2023 it had its “engaging, provocative and ultimately moving” (Whats On Stage) European premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Cast and Creative Team

English is written by Iranian-American playwright Sanaz Toossi and won the 2022 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Toossi was also awarded the prestigious 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her work, and judges described its story of language and miscommunication as “quietly powerful”. Her other plays include Wish You Were Here, and she has worked as a screenwriter on Prime Video comedy series A League of Their Own.

The show is directed by former Playwrights Horizons Directing Resident Knud Adams (Primary Trust), who also directed its original New York Times Critics Pick run at Atlantic Theatre Company.

Don’t Miss Tickets for English at Todd Haimes Theatre

Join four people as they wrestle with the details of language and their own relationships in this “fascinating [...] pertinent” (New York Stage Review) play as it makes a well-deserved Broadway debut. It’s on for a limited time only, so book English tickets early.

Performance dates:
03 Jan 2025 - 02 Mar 2025
Age recommendation:

Show Times

Matinee Shows
Performances start at 2.00pm or start at 3.00pm.
Evening Shows
Performances start at 7.00pm or start at 8.00pm.
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