Seven Guitars

Drama - Original

Walter Kerr Theatre

  • First Preview: March 17, 1996
  • Opening Date: March 28, 1996
  • Closing Date: September 8, 1996
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 188

Playwright: August Wilson

Synopsis

In Pittsburgh's Hill District in 1948, an aspiring blues musician returns home for the woman he loves, an ailing old man hopes for an heir to carry on his name, and three women cope with betrayal and disappointment.

 

Opening Night Cast

Keith David in Seven Guitars Keith David Floyd Barton
Rosalyn Coleman in Seven Guitars Rosalyn Coleman Ruby
Viola Davis in Seven Guitars Viola Davis Vera
Tommy Hollis in Seven Guitars Tommy Hollis Red Carter
Roger Robinson in Seven Guitars Roger Robinson Hedley
Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Seven Guitars Ruben Santiago-Hudson Canewell
Michele Shay in Seven Guitars Michele Shay Louise
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Opening Night Production Credits

August Wilson August Wilson Playwright
  Lloyd Richards Director
  Scott Bradley Scenic Design
  Constanza Romero Costume Design
Christopher Akerlind Christopher Akerlind Lighting Design
  Tom Clark Sound Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Most Promising Male Performer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Director of a Play Lloyd Richards Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Ruben Santiago-Hudson Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Viola Davis Nominee
1996 Outstanding Play   Nominee
1996 Outstanding Set Design of a Play Scott Bradley Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Play   Winner
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Best Play August Wilson Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Director of a Play Lloyd Richards Winner
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee
1996 Special Award   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Theatre World Award Viola Davis Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Direction of a Play Lloyd Richards Nominee
1996 Featured Actor in a Play Ruben Santiago-Hudson Winner
1996 Featured Actor in a Play Roger Robinson Nominee
1996 Featured Actress in a Play Michele Shay Nominee
1996 Featured Actress in a Play Viola Davis Nominee
1996 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Christopher Akerlind Nominee
1996 Play August Wilson Nominee
1996 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Scott Bradley 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
Sep. 8, 1996 15 $223,340
-
$41,027 $35.25
$60.00
6335
947
8
0
83.62% 33.54%
Sep. 1, 1996 14 $182,313
-
$34,503 $48.05
$60.00
3794
947
8
0
50.08% -10.23%
Aug. 25, 1996 13 $147,810
-
-$11,077 $32.35
$60.00
4569
947
8
0
60.31% -5.70%
Aug. 18, 1996 12 $158,887
-
- $31.77
$60.00
5001
947
8
0
66.01% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $712,350
-
  $36.86 19699
30304
32
0
65.00 %  
Cumulative
  $4,341,182
-
  $33.57
$60.00
130145
190347
188
13
68.37 %  
 
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