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‘Prayer for the French Republic’ announces second extension

The Joshua Harmon play opened on Jan. 9 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The Broadway company of “Prayer for the French Republic,” 2024 (Credit: Jeremy Daniel)

The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) production of “Prayer for the French Republic” will extend. The Joshua Harmon play will now run through March 3 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. This is the second extension for the David Cromer-helmed play. The production was originally scheduled to close on Feb. 4, but first extended its run to Feb. 18.

“Prayer for the French Republic” began previews on Dec. 19, 2023, and officially opened on Jan. 9, 2024. The production is a transfer from a 2022 world premiere that played at MTC’s Off-Broadway space City Center Stage I.

This announcement marks the second MTC-produced play to extend twice this season. MTC’s production of Jocelyn Bioh’s “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” was slated to close on Oct. 29, but extended to Nov. 5 and then again to Nov. 19.

Alternating between the mid-1940s and the mid-2010s, “Prayer for the French Republic” follows different generations of the same French Jewish family as they question their safety and sense of home.

“Prayer for the French Republic” is produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of artistic director Lynne Meadow and executive director Chris Jennings.