What the Constitution Means to Me announces final Broadway extension

The Broadway premiere will now play its final performance at the Hayes Theater on August 24, 2019.

Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me

Following this morning's Tony nominations, producers of the Broadway premiere of What the Constitution Means to Me, which earned nods for "Best Play" and "Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play," have now announced a final extension at the Hayes Theater. The production began previews on March 14, 2019, officially opening on March 31, and was originally scheduled to close on June 9, 2019, before an initial extension to July 21. It will now play its final performance on August 24, 2019.

What the Constitution Means to Me is written and performed by two-time Tony Award nominee Heidi Schreck and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler.

Synopsis: "Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women."

Joining Ms. Schreck on stage are Mike Iveson and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams, who are all making their respective Broadway debuts.

The creative team features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jen Schriever, and sound design by Sinan Zafar.

Heidi Schreck made her off-Broadway acting debut for Playwrights Horizons in the 2009 production of Annie Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, receiving a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble Performance" and has since appeared for Roundabout Theatre Company in The Language Archive (2010), again for Playwrights Horizons in How the World Began (2011-12), for Manhattan Theatre Club in The Madrid (2013) and in the Public's "Shakespeare in the Park" 2013 production of The Comedy of Errors. She made her off-Broadway playwriting debut with Grand Concourse at Playwrights Horizons in 2014.

What the Constitution Means to Me originally played a twice-extended run at New York Theatre Workshop and an additional 5-week extension at off-Broadway's Greenwich House Theater in the fall of 2018.

The Clubbed Thumb, True Love, and New York Theatre Workshop production of What the Constitution Means to Me is produced on Broadway by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross.

What the Constitution Means to Me Tickets are available now for performances through to August 24, 2019.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)