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Enter an Iranian classroom in this profound world premiere play.
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About English on Broadway

School is in session! Experience the critically acclaimed classroom drama English, winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama now making its Broadway debut after a hit Off-Broadway premiere. Set an alert for English tickets on TodayTix.

Named "among the best plays of the season" by New York Theatre Guide in 2022, English takes audiences inside the the lives and minds of a teacher and four adult students in Iran learning English as a second language. It's an exciting challenge at first — but where does their "English" self end and "Iranian" self begin, or vice versa? Can the languages coexist without making the students feel torn between identities and worlds?

Roundabout Theatre Company and Atlantic Theater Company, who co-produced the award-winning Off-Broadway premiere, bring their celebrated production to the big stage. Set an alert for tickets to English on Broadway now.

Start date

January 3rd, 2025

End date

March 2nd, 2025

Categories

Plays, Broadway, Comedy

87 Reviews

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 96 Followers
84
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Outstanding Off Broadway play set in an Iranian classroom that follows 4 adult students as they prepare for the test of English as a foreign

Don’t see it if language. All the students have issues of Their Own and makes this a compelling drama. Sometimes difficult to follow all the dialogue

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

604 Reviews | 286 Followers
92
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A riveting well-acted play, set in an English as a Foreign Language class in Iran, abt the concept of "home", identity, culture & language.

Don’t see it if uninterested in multicultural stories. Hard to hear at times but I am sure it will get better soon.

Victoria 8155

Victoria 8155

107 Reviews | 32 Followers
88
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if Interested in a great inspection of the varying motivations and struggles of adults learning a 2nd language with ample humor and emotion

Don’t see it if need fancy sets and costumes or are un-interested in multi-cultural perspectives

Kimiri

Kimiri

22 Reviews | 6 Followers
89
Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if This is a show about 4/5 character who all want to learn English. It's sincere. It's funny and emotional. It's about identity and change.

Don’t see it if This isn't a show about plot spectacle. You're not looking for a show that takes a close look at a few characters.

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English on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Sanaz Toossi
Director: Knud Adams
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company

Venue

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Orchestra & Mezzanine levels fully accessible for those with mobility disabilities

More information about English on Broadway

English is a play set entirely inside a single classroom occupied by four adult students in Iran and their teacher: Elham, Goli, Roya, Marjan, and Omid. They are studying to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, better known as the TOEFL. They all believe that learning English is what they need to fill something inside them that's missing. But as they undergo listening, speaking, and writing exercises and games to test their proficiency, they realize that English might actually be causing division between them and their mother tongue.

Toossi's work was first, and last, seen at Atlantic Theater Company in 2018, when she premiered a one-act play at the company's MixFest for Middle Eastern playwrights. She was slated to make her professional debut with her other play Wish You Were Here at the 2020 Williamstown Theatre Festival, but the production was canceled amid the pandemic.

Instead, Atlantic and Roundabout's production of English off Broadway was Toossi's first full-length production. And what a debut it was, winning the Pulitzer alongside an Obie Award for Best New American Play.

What to watch for

  • Toossi and Adams both make their Broadway debuts with English.
  • English received praise before it even premiered! The play received an L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award and was selected for the 2019 Kilroys List, an honor given to new and underproduced plays by non-male writers.
  • The TOEFL is used to evaluate non-native speakers who want to study at English-speaking universities. It's one of two major English-language tests in the world; the other is the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS.
  • Ever take the SAT or ACT in high school? Then you might have an idea of what taking the TOEFL is like. The preparation is just as intense, and the test is just as long — it takes nearly 4 hours to complete!
  • In the same season English premiered, spring 2022, another Toossi play, Wish You Were Here, was also staged for the first time at Playwrights Horizons.

Frequently asked questions

What is English on Broadway about?

Class is in session on Broadway with the arrival of English, winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sanaz Toossi's play is set entirely aside an English language-learning classroom, where four adult students and their teacher face the tricky questions of identity that come with learning a new tongue.

Which theatre is English on Broadway at?

English on Broadway is at New York's Todd Haimes Theatre.

How much are tickets for English on Broadway?

English on Broadway tickets start at $62.

How do you get tickets for English on Broadway?

Check the top of this page for current availability and exclusive offers on English on Broadway tickets on TodayTix.

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