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Tony-Nominated What the Constitution Means to Me Announces Final Extension

Heidi Schreck also earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me received two Tony nominations this morning, including Best Play.
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The two-time Tony Award-nominated What the Constitution Means to Me has announced its second and final extension on Broadway. Heidi Schreck's play will now run an additional five weeks, through August 24 at the Helen Hayes Theater.

What the Constitution Means to Me is described as follows: "Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition money by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In her boundary-breaking new play, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women in her own family and the founding document that dictated their rights and citizenship."

Directed by Oliver Butler, the cast of What the Constitution Means to Me includes Schreck, Mike Iveson (Gatz), and New York City high school students Rosdely Ciprian and Thursday Williams, all in their Broadway debuts. Ben Beckley understudies Iveson.

What the Constitution Means to Me was commissioned by True Love Productions and had its off-Broadway premiere in New York City at New York Theatre Workshop last fall. The production extended twice before NYTW transferred the production to the Greenwich House Theater.

For the complete list of Tony nominees, click here.


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