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3624 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772 (CTG plays and musicals), 213-972-0711 (Dance at the Music Center events)
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“Madly enjoyable and enthralling. Alan Bennett’s dialogue is as shimmering and warming as a fine cognac…Pretty much everyone should fall for the charm of The History Boys_.” —_New York Times
“Brilliant! A reminder of how entertaining, stimulating, and exhilarating theater can be!” —Daily News
Awarded “Best Play” by the Tony Awards, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama League Awards, Olivier Awards, Evening Standard Awards, and London Critics’ Circle Awards


The History Boys

By Alan Bennett

A hugely successful, sold-out hit at the National Theatre of Great Britain and on Broadway, this brilliant comedy follows the senior year of eight history students in the north of England as they try to crack admission to Oxford and Cambridge. Unruly, bright, talented and amusing, these boys are in natural pursuit of sex, sport and a place at a good university. Their pursuits are guided by their overeager Headmaster, a maverick teacher, and a new instructor whose mandate is to get the boys to think outside the box to get noticed. Very funny and deeply moving, The History Boys explores the anarchy of adolescence, the nature of history, and the methods and aim of education.

Produced by special arrangement with the National Theatre of Great Britain and the producers of the original Broadway production.*


  • Directed by Paul Miller

  • Original Direction by Nicholas Hytner 

  • Production Design by Bob Crowley

  • Lighting Design by Mark Henderson

  • Original Sound Design by Colin Pink

  • Sound Design by Jon Gottlieb


  • John Apicella

  • Adam Armstrong

  • Ryder Bach

  • Alex Brightman

  • Charlotte Cornwell

  • H. Richard Greene

  • Cord Jackman

  • Sean Marquette

  • Dakin Matthews

  • Andrew McClain

  • Seth Numrich

  • Peter Paige

  • Ammar Ramzi

  • Demond Robertson

  • Brett Ryback

  • Edward Tournier

  • Elizabeth West