The stage version of The History Boys, first performed in 2004 in the UK then in 2006 on Broadway, won multiple awards including the 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2006 Tony Award for Best Play and New York Critics Circle Award. The Broadway run was extended because of the play’s glowing reception.
The film version of The History Boys, released in 2006, was directed by Nicholas Hytner, the original stage director, and features the original cast of the play. Alert: The Wikipedia entry for the film version contains ‘spoilers’ in its thorough description of the storyline and the play version differs from what is presented.
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