Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Drama - Revival

Royale Theatre

  • First Preview: January 22, 2003
  • Opening Date: February 6, 2003
  • Closing Date: April 6, 2003
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 68

Playwright: August Wilson

Synopsis

Legendary blues musician "Ma" Rainey, an ambitious trumpeter who hopes she will perform his arrangement of her signature tune, and the rest of her band and hangers-on make their music and deal with the harsh reality of their business and lives in 1927 Chicago.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

August Wilson August Wilson Playwright
  Marion McClinton Director
David Gallo David Gallo Scenic Design
Toni-Leslie James Toni-Leslie James Costume Design
Donald Holder Donald Holder Lighting Design
  Rob Milburn Sound Design
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Awards


Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Theatre World Award Thomas Jefferson Byrd Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2003 Featured Actor in a Play Thomas Jefferson Byrd 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. 6, 2003 45 $213,809
$584,169
$20,734 $48.19
$81.25
4437
1074
8
0
51.64% 4.58%
Mar. 30, 2003 44 $193,075
$584,169
$1,753 $47.76
$81.25
4043
1074
8
0
47.06% 2.50%
Mar. 23, 2003 43 $191,322
$584,169
-$15,383 $49.97
$81.25
3829
1074
8
0
44.56% -2.96%
Mar. 16, 2003 42 $206,705
$584,169
- $50.63
$81.25
4083
1074
8
0
47.52% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $804,911
$2,336,676
  $49.14 16392
34368
32
0
47.70 %  
Cumulative
  $2,427,214
$6,002,697
  $52.37
$81.25
45737
88068
68
14
51.93 %  
 
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