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See the Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the challenges of language learning.
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About English

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the most acclaimed plays of 2022, English, written by Iranian American playwright Sanaz Toossi, comes to Broadway in 2024 following its world premiere with Roundabout Theatre Company and Atlantic Theater Company. English tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

English is a play that takes place in an Iranian classroom. A group of four adult students are preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the TOEFL. The classroom’s one rule is that they may only speak English. The idea excites them, and they test their skill throughout the play through word games, listening practice, and show-and-tell. They hope learning English will “make them whole,” but they risk losing their connection to their native tongue in the process, creating a gap between their English-speaking and Farsi-speaking selves.

Toossi premiered a one-act play during Atlantic’s Middle Eastern MixFest in 2018, curated by Mona Mansour and Heather Raffo. Three years later, Atlantic produced English off Broadway in Toossi’s full-length professional debut as a playwright. English won a place on the 2019 Kilroys List and was an L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award winner. Following its Off-Broadway premiere, the show earned widespread critical acclaim, a 2022 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play, a 2023 Obie Award for Best New American Play, and the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Drama Desk Award-nominated director Knud Adams, who staged the play's world premiere, returns for English on Broadway. Both he and Toossi are making their Broadway debuts.

Tickets to English in New York will be available soon.

Start date

January 3rd, 2025

End date

March 2nd, 2025

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

615 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

110 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 cast and creative team

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

Venue

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

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8:00 PM
Wednesday-8:00 PM
Thursday-8:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday-8:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is English about?

Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Obie Award for Best New American Play, Sanaz Toossi's English follows four adult students and their teacher in an English as a second language course. Discover the victories and challenges that unfold in the process, including how a new language shapes one's sense of identity.

Where is English playing?

English is playing at Todd Haimes Theatre. The theatre is located in 227 West 42nd Street, New York, 10036.

How much do tickets cost for English?

Tickets for English start at $64.

How do you book tickets for English?

Book tickets for English on New York Theatre Guide.

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