Present Laughter

Comedy - Revival

Walter Kerr Theatre

  • First Preview: October 25, 1996
  • Opening Date: November 18, 1996
  • Closing Date: April 20, 1997
  • Previews: 28
  • Performances: 175

Playwright: Noël Coward

Synopsis

In Noel Coward's semi-autobiographical comedy, Present Laughter follows a self-obsessed actor in the midst of a mid-life crisis who freely indulges his considerable appetite for wine, women and sleeping late.

 

Opening Night Cast

Frank Langella in Present Laughter Frank Langella Garry Essendine
David Cale in Present Laughter David Cale Morris Dixon
Lisa Emery in Present Laughter Lisa Emery Monica Reed
Tim Hopper in Present Laughter Tim Hopper Roland Maule
Allison Janney in Present Laughter Allison Janney Liz Essendine
Kellie Overbey in Present Laughter Kellie Overbey Daphne Stillington
Judith Roberts in Present Laughter Judith Roberts Lady Saltburn
Steve Ross in Present Laughter Steve Ross Fred
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Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Writer
Scott Elliott Scott Elliott Director
Derek McLane Derek McLane Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
Brian MacDevitt Brian MacDevitt Lighting Design
  Raymond Schilke Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1996 - 1997

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Most Promising Female Performer Allison Janney Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Play Frank Langella Nominee
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Ann Roth Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Allison Janney Nominee
1997 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
1997 Outstanding Set Design of a Play Derek McLane Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Play Frank Langella Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Allison Janney Winner
1997 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Theatre World Award Allison Janney Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Revival of a Play   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
Apr. 20, 1997 47 $177,252
-
$48,638 $29.60
$55.00
5989
936
8
0
79.98% 20.08%
Apr. 13, 1997 46 $128,614
-
-$3,452 $28.68
$55.00
4485
936
8
0
59.90% -4.55%
Apr. 6, 1997 45 $132,066
-
-$40,934 $27.37
$55.00
4826
936
8
0
64.45% -16.13%
Mar. 30, 1997 44 $173,000
-
- $28.67
$55.00
6034
936
8
0
80.58% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $610,932
-
  $28.58 21334
29952
32
0
71.23 %  
Cumulative
  $4,334,972
-
  $32.67
$55.00
133335
190008
175
28
70.17 %  
 
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