Waiting in the Wings

Play - Original

Walter Kerr Theatre (December 16, 1999 - February 13, 2000)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (February 17, 2000 - May 28, 2000)
  • First Preview: December 3, 1999
  • Opening Date: December 16, 1999
  • Closing Date: May 28, 2000
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 183

Playwright: Noël Coward

Synopsis

Fading actress May Davenport considers herself the leading lady at the retirement home where she lives, until a woman who held comparable star status in her day, and with whom May has been estranged for years, takes up residence at the home.

 

Opening Night Cast

Lauren Bacall in Waiting in the Wings Lauren Bacall Lotta Bainbridge
Rosemary Harris in Waiting in the Wings Rosemary Harris May Davenport
Victoria Boothby in Waiting in the Wings Victoria Boothby Topsy Baskerville
Amelia Campbell in Waiting in the Wings Amelia Campbell Doreen
Helena Carroll Deirdre O'Malley
Patricia Conolly in Waiting in the Wings Patricia Conolly Maudie Melrose
Tony Cummings Alan Banfield
Bette Henritze in Waiting in the Wings Bette Henritze Almina Clare
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Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Playwright
Jeremy Sams Jeremy Sams As Revisited by
  Michael Langham Director
Ray Klausen Ray Klausen Scenic Design
  Alvin Colt Costume Design
Ken Billington Ken Billington Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1999 - 2000

 
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Awards


Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Actress in a Play Rosemary Harris Nominee
2000 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Simon Jones Nominee
2000 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Actress in a Play Rosemary Harris Nominee
2000 Featured Actress in a Play Helen Stenborg Nominee

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
May 28, 2000 52 $197,383
$533,016
-$44,401 $42.38
$70.00
4658
1077
8
0
54.06% -10.24%
May 21, 2000 51 $241,784
$533,016
$24,722 $43.64
$70.00
5540
1077
8
0
64.30% 6.45%
May 14, 2000 50 $217,062
$533,016
-$19,369 $43.55
$70.00
4984
1077
8
0
57.85% -8.77%
May 7, 2000 49 $236,431
$533,016
- $41.19
$70.00
5740
1077
8
0
66.62% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $892,660
$2,132,064
  $42.69 20922
34464
32
0
60.71 %  
Cumulative
  $6,513,905
$12,173,787
  $50.47
$70.00
130699
203273
183
16
64.30 %  
 
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