Following a celebrated run at the Greenwich House Theatre, an extension of its New York Theatre Workshop premiere, Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me will transfer to Broadway. The limited engagement is set to play a 12-week run at Broadway’s Hayes Theater. The play will begin previews on March 14, 2019, toward a March 31 opening.
The entire Off-Broadway cast will come along for the ride when What the Constitution Means to Me travels to the Great White Way. Playwright Schreck, along with Mike Iveson, Rosdely Ciprian, and Thursday Williams will all make their Broadway debuts in the piece directed by Oliver Butler. Rosdely and Ciprian are both high school students.
What the Constitution Means to Me is based on Heidi Schrek’s real-life experiences. Schrek, at the age of fifteen, began saving for her college tuition by getting paid to give speeches about the United States Constitution. As she becomes more intimately acquainted with the document, she explores its impact on women and her family.
The play, which was was originally commissioned by True Love Productions and originated as part of Summerworks 2017, played the Berkeley Repertory Theatre before it journeyed to New York. The creative team for the show is composed of Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design) and Sinan Zafar (sound design). For its Broadway berth, What the Constitution Means to Me will be produced by Diana DiMenna, Aaron Glick, and Matt Ross.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.