Proof

Drama - Original

Walter Kerr Theatre

  • First Preview: October 10, 2000
  • Opening Date: October 24, 2000
  • Closing Date: January 5, 2003
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 917

Playwright: David Auburn

Synopsis

The daughter of a recently deceased mathematician must fight to prove the authorship of a landmark proof that is discovered among her father's papers, while also dealing with her father's legacy of genius and mental illness.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

David Auburn David Auburn Playwright
John Gromada John Gromada Original Music
Daniel Sullivan Daniel Sullivan Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Set Design
Jess Goldstein Jess Goldstein Costume Design
Pat Collins Pat Collins Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2000 - 2001

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actress in a Play Mary-Louise Parker Winner
2001 Outstanding Play David Auburn Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Distinguished Production of a Play   Winner
2001 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Best American Play David Auburn Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 John Gassner Award David Auburn Winner
2001 Outstanding Actress in a Play Mary-Louise Parker Winner
2001 Outstanding Director of a Play Daniel Sullivan Nominee
2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Larry Bryggman Nominee
2001 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama David Auburn Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Actress in a Play Mary-Louise Parker Winner
2001 Direction of a Play Daniel Sullivan Winner
2001 Featured Actor in a Play Ben Shenkman Nominee
2001 Featured Actor in a Play Larry Bryggman Nominee
2001 Featured Actress in a Play Johanna Day Nominee
2001 Play   Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jan. 5, 2003 32 $291,473
$527,931
$16,532 $53.50
$76.00
5448
924
9
0
65.51% -9.07%
Dec. 29, 2002 31 $274,941
$377,534
$105,275 $56.99
$76.00
4824
924
7
0
74.58% 28.84%
Dec. 22, 2002 30 $169,666
$427,309
-$6,097 $50.18
$76.00
3381
924
8
0
45.74% -2.27%
Dec. 15, 2002 29 $175,763
$427,309
- $49.52
$76.00
3549
924
8
0
48.01% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $911,843
$1,760,083
  $52.55 17202
29568
32
0
58.18 %  
Cumulative
  $32,896,994
$49,888,358
  $51.38
$76.00
634994
862092
917
16
73.66 %  
 
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