Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway
Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway Tickets

Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway Tickets

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, New York
Dec 19, 2023 - Feb 4, 2024
3h (incl. two 10m intermissions)

About Prayer for the French Republic on Broadway

Following a critically acclaimed premiere in 2021, award-winning playwright Joshua Harmon's Prayer for the French Republic comes to Broadway for a limited time with Manhattan Theatre Club, the same company that presented the play off Broadway.

Harmon's story of a French Jewish family whose bonds and fears alike stand the test of time earned him Outstanding Play awards from the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk, among multiple other nominations. He skillfully pivots between a World War II-era couple and their modern-day descendants, showing how both generations face the same worries for their safety in different ways, while finding strength and hope in each other.

Prayer for the French Republic moved critics, too, with New York Theatre Guide's review calling the show "a breathtaking work that skillfully balances the humanity of its characters with sprawling history" and The New York Times describing it as "ambitious and maddening, thought-provoking and schematic new play." Now, Broadway audiences can enter the Benhamou home and witness their sweeping story for themselves.

Prayer for the French Republic highlights

Harmon and director David Cromer teamed up for the first time with Prayer for the French Republic off Broadway, and there couldn't have been a better match. They assembled a top-notch ensemble that mined every well of emotion from Harmon's intricate story, and they're repeating their fine work once again for the Broadway stage.

  • Multiple Off-Broadway stars return. Betsy Aidem, Nancy Robinette, and Francis Benhamou, all of whom were nominated for their Off-Broadway performances (and, in Benhamou's case, won two awards), reprise their roles on Broadway. Their co-stars Ari Brand and Molly Ranson also return.
  • Joshua Harmon is a celebrated playwright. Prayer for the French Republic is far from his only acclaimed work. Admissions and Bad Jews were nominated for awards of their own, and Idina Menzel led his Skintight on Broadway.
  • David Cromer is a master director. The "technically astute and emotionally sensitive director," as the Times described him, is a Tony Award winner for staging The Band's Visit. He has more than a decade of additional Broadway directing and acting credits under his belt.
Gallery / 8 Images
View all