I Hate Hamlet

Comedy - Original

Walter Kerr Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 18, 1991
  • Opening Date: April 8, 1991
  • Closing Date: June 22, 1991
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 88

Playwright: Paul Rudnick

Synopsis

An actor retreating from a canceled TV series to play Hamlet in Central Park has a crippling fear of the role, and he gets counseled by the ghost of one of its most celebrated interpreters, John Barrymore.

 

Opening Night Cast

Evan Handler in I Hate Hamlet Evan Handler Andrew Rally
Nicol Williamson John Barrymore
Celeste Holm in I Hate Hamlet Celeste Holm Lillian Troy
Caroline Aaron in I Hate Hamlet Caroline Aaron Felicia Dantine
Jane Adams in I Hate Hamlet Jane Adams Deirdre McDavey
Adam Arkin Gary Peter Lefkowitz
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Paul Rudnick Writer
  Michael Engler Director
  Tony Straiges Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
Paul Gallo Paul Gallo Lighting Design
Scott Lehrer Scott Lehrer Sound Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Most Promising Female Performer Jane Adams Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Jane Adams Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nicol Williamson Nominee
1991 Outstanding Debut Performance Jane Adams Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Theatre World Award Jane Adams Winner
1991 Theatre World Award Adam Arkin Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Featured Actor in a Play Adam Arkin 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
Jun. 23, 1991 3 $115,930
-
$29,384 $18.25
-
6353
945
8
0
84.03% 17.75%
Jun. 16, 1991 2 $86,546
-
$2,653 $17.27
-
5011
945
8
0
66.28% 9.48%
Jun. 9, 1991 1 $83,893
-
$105 $19.54
-
4294
945
8
0
56.80% -6.32%
Jun. 2, 1991 52 $83,788
-
- $17.56
-
4772
945
8
0
63.12% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $370,157
-
  $18.15 20430
30240
32
0
67.56 %  
Cumulative
  $1,373,609
-
  $18.85
$0.00
73124
105840
88
24
69.09 %  
 
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