Discount Broadway Tickets For English: Future Show

English Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Play
  • English is 100 minutes long, and does not have an intermission.
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: January 3, 2025
  • Show Opens : January 23, 2025
  • Show Closes: March 2, 2025

Powerful play about four Iranian adults preparing for an English language exam in a storefront school near Tehran, where family separations and travel restrictions drive them to learn a new language that may alter their identities and also represent a new life.

English on Broadway Background

English premiered off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater on February 5, 2022.

What's English Like?

It's 2008 and four adult students are preparing for the TOEFL — the Test of English as a Foreign Language in Karaj, Iran.

Chasing fluency through a maze of word games, listening exercises, and show-and-tell sessions, they hope that one day, English will make them whole. But it might be splitting them each in half.

The students are led by an anglophile who abolishes all Farsi from her classroom. They translate Ricky Martin lyrics and endure major preposition confusion; they discover how to be funny in English and ponder what they will lose in the process.

As the class slowly devolves into a linguistic mess, some students cling tighter to their mother tongue while others embrace the possibilities of a new language.

Is English Good for Kids?

This show is not intended for children under the age of 14 years old

Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 740
Entrance: 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues
Theatre Information

Todd Haimes Theatre Seating Chart

Producers

Roundabout Theatre Company

Production Credits

Director
Knud Adams

Creative Team

Playwright
Sanaz Toossi