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Joshua Harmon is back with a new Broadway play at Manhattan Theatre Club.
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About Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway

Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon brings his critically acclaimed Prayer for the French Republic to Broadway, about one family’s history dealing with hatred and danger. Get Prayer for the French Republic tickets on TodayTix.

In 1944, a French Jewish couple wonders about the safety of their missing family members as well as themselves. In the present day, five generations later, their descendants living in the same part of Paris ask themselves the same question. See this ever-timely family drama about the lasting effects of anti-Semitism and the possibilities for hope.

A four-star New York Theatre Guide review of the play hails, "Joshua Harmon remarkably explores a century in the life of one Jewish family while folding in 1,000 years of Jewish history. And in a dramatic feat, the play does not collapse under its own weight. Instead, Prayer for the French Republic is a breathtaking work that skillfully balances the humanity of its characters with sprawling history."

If you missed the play at New York City Center, don't miss your chance to see it on Broadway this winter. Get tickets to Prayer for the French Republic in New York.

Run time

3h (incl. two 10m intermissions)

Start date

December 19th, 2023

End date

March 3rd, 2024

Categories

Age

12+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

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1K+ Reviews

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

766 Reviews | 330 Followers
89
It's the suitcase or the coffin, Agonizing decision of, Long-standing jewish family in france whether to, Leave france for israel due to anti-semitism

See it if cerebral but primal; w fierce but hilarious debates/extraord writing re AntiSemi; surprising arc chrctrs in deciding 2 survive as family

Don’t see it if little new re plight Jews; overlong@3hrs20mins, many scenes of ancestors facing Nazis in Paris could be cut or shortened

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

749 Reviews | 421 Followers
89
Profound, Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Moving play regarding the multigenerational impact of antisemitism in France. Exceptional acting.

Don’t see it if This is a very intense play. If you would prefer a musical or comedy, then skip this play..

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1187 Reviews | 343 Followers
88
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like plays that reflect historic and current conditions faced by people - this one gives you lots to think about. Two u/s were excellent

Don’t see it if you do not like long, 3 acts/2 intermissions, talky plays about serious subjects - there is some humor, but also lots of family disagreement

MDS59

MDS59

192 Reviews | 36 Followers
90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You want to witness an extremely well acted and written play how antisemitism effected five generations of a Jewish family.

Don’t see it if You don’t like plays that are 3 hours long. The time flew by for me. Grab a ticket while you can

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Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Joshua Harmon
Director: David Cromer
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
Cast list: Betsy Aidem (as Marcelle), Ari Brand (as Lucien), Molly Ranson (as Molly), Nancy Robinette (as Irma), Francis Benhamou (as Elodie), Anthony Edwards (as Patrick), Aria Shahghasemi (as Daniel), Ethan Haberfield (as Young Pierre), Richard Masur (as Pierre), Nael Nacer (as Charles), Daniel Oreskes (as Adolphe)
Design: Takeshi Kata
Costumes: Sarah Laux
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Sound: Daniel Kluger
Other info: Original music by Daniel Kluger, hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, vocal coaching by Gigi Buffington

Venue

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, on-demand closed captioning, open captioning, audio description, Braille and large print Playbills

More information about Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway

Prayer for the French Republic is a play that opens with one couple living through World War II in 1944. Seventy years later, there's no threat of a world war to contend with, but the couple’s great-grandchildren experience modern acts of hatred, which make them contemplate leaving France altogether for Israel. The play gradually expands in scope as the ongoing question of the French Jewish family's safety gets passed down through five generations, all of whom repeatedly experience the effects of prejudice that began to fester long ago.

Harmon teamed up with Tony Award-winning director David Cromer (The Band's Visit) for the 2021 world premiere of the play at New York City Center, and Cromer returns to direct Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway. Manhattan Theatre Club produced both iterations of the show.

What to watch for

  • Harmon made his MTC debut with Prayer for the French Republic off Broadway.
  • Joshua Harmon is no stranger to the New York theatre scene. His 2015 play Significant Other premiered off Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company and later transferred to Broadway, and his plays Bad Jews, Admissions, and Skintight (starring Idina Menzel) achieved Off-Broadway success.
  • Harmon’s show was acclaimed before it even premiered! While in development, Prayer for the French Republic won the inaugural Theater J Trish Vradenberg New Jewish Play Prize.
  • Prayer for the French Republic also won the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and is the second of Harmon’s plays to do so! Skintight was the first in 2018.
  • Prayer for the French Republic exhibits some parallels with Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, which premiered on Broadway in 2022. That show follows the effect of the Nazi regime on multiple generations of a Jewish family in Austria. Actress Betsy Aidem starred in both shows.

Important Information

The use of cameras, cell phones, and other recording devices during the show is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premesis.

No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection. Anything brought into the theatre must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

Frequently asked questions

What is Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway about?

Joshua Harmon's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play about generational bonds, fears, and changes comes to Broadway. In modern-day France, one Jewish family wonders whether they'll be safe where they are — the same question their great-grandparents asked during World War II.

Which theatre is Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway at?

Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway is at New York's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

What is the running time of Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway?

Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway runs for 3h (incl. two 10m intermissions)

What is the age recommendation for Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway?

12+. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

How do you get tickets for Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway?

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Who wrote Prayer for the French Republic?

Joshua Harmon wrote Prayer for the French Republic. The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning playwright is also known for Bad Jews, Admissions, and Skintight.

Who directed Prayer for the French Republic?

David Cromer directs Prayer for the French Republic. He also directed the play off Broadway, and he's best known for his Tony Award-winning direction of The Band's Visit on Broadway.

Is Prayer for the French Republic appropriate for kids?

Prayer for the French Republic is recommended for ages 14 and up due to strong language, discussions of violence, and mature themes, including the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.

Is Prayer for the French Republic good?

Prayer for the French Republic takes a sweeping and thoughtful look at Jewish history while keeping all the heart of a family drama. The show received rave reviews off Broadway, and the connections Harmon draws between the past and the present remain both timeless and timely.

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