Prayer for the French Republic is an ambitious new play, currently running off Broadway at New York City Center with Manhattan Theatre Club, that clocks in at a jaw-dropping three hours. And the most amazing thing about it? Those three hours just fly by.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...
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Manhattan Theatre Club presents the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, the newest play by Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Joshua Harmon, following its hit Off-Broadway world premiere at New York City Center. Check back for information on Prayer for the French Republic tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Prayer for the French Republic is a play that spans five generations of a French Jewish family in Paris. The show begins at the height of World War II in 1944, when a couple worries for their missing family, desperate for information on their whereabouts. The uncertainty of their family’s safety makes the couple wonder whether they themselves are safe, and decades later, their great-grandchildren — and all the generations in between — find themselves asking the same question. The family has lived on the same land for generations, but as outside hatred gets passed down through the years, the family is never quite secure.
Joshua Harmon first experienced Off-Broadway success with his 2012 play Bad Jews at Roundabout Theatre Company, which earned Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. His next Off-Broadway show at Roundabout, Significant Other, transferred to Broadway in 2015, and he premiered one more show with the company in 2018: Skintight, starring Idina Menzel. In between, Lincoln Center Theater produced his play Admissions in 2018, which won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Off-Broadway play and Best Play, respectively.
Now, he teams up with David Cromer — who won a Tony Award for directing The Band’s Visit on Broadway — for Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway. The Off-Broadway premiere, which Cromer also directed, marked Harmon’s debut with Manhattan Theatre Club.
Tickets to Prayer for the French Republic will be available soon. Get Prayer for the French Republic tickets on New York Theatre Guide when they go on sale.
December 19th, 2023
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family.
Cast and creative
By: Joshua Harmon
Director: David Cromer
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club
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Joshua Harmon's play debuted off Broadway in 2021 under David Cromer's direction, and five cast members from that production return for the Broadway premiere.
Joshua Harmon's drama about a Jewish family premiered with Manhattan Theatre Club, which is producing the Broadway show, off Broadway in the winter of 2021.