Copenhagen

Drama - Original

Royale Theatre

  • First Preview: March 23, 2000
  • Opening Date: April 11, 2000
  • Closing Date: January 21, 2001
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 326

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Synopsis

Based on actual events, Michael Frayn's drama imagines a meeting between German physicist Werner Heisenberg, his Danish mentor Niels Bohr, and the latter's wife, Margrethe, during World War II. Both men have worked together to unlock secrets that could lead to the building of an atomic bomb and they debate the pros and cons of the bomb, among many other topics.

Notes:

The Royal National Theatre production was presented in London by Michael Codron and Lee Dean

 

Opening Night Cast

Philip Bosco in Copenhagen Philip Bosco Niels Bohr
Blair Brown in Copenhagen Blair Brown Margrethe Bohr
Michael Cumpsty in Copenhagen Michael Cumpsty Werner Heisenberg
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Frayn Playwright
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
  Jennifer Uphoff Gray Resident Director
Peter J. Davison Peter J. Davison Scenic Design
  Charlotte Bird Costume Design
Mark Henderson Mark Henderson Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Director of a Play Michael Blakemore Winner
2000 Outstanding Play Michael Frayn Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Distinguished Production of a Play   Winner
2000 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Best Foreign Play Michael Frayn Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Director of a Play Michael Blakemore Nominee
2000 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Direction of a Play Michael Blakemore Winner
2000 Featured Actress in a Play Blair Brown Winner
2000 Play   Winner

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
Jan. 21, 2001 34 $350,989
$462,320
$60,391 $45.15
$65.00
7773
1076
8
0
90.30% 11.77%
Jan. 14, 2001 33 $290,598
$462,320
$62,009 $42.99
$65.00
6760
1076
8
0
78.53% 14.37%
Jan. 7, 2001 32 $228,589
$462,320
-$115,784 $41.39
$65.00
5523
1076
8
0
64.16% -14.29%
Dec. 31, 2000 31 $344,373
$499,209
- $51.00
$70.00
6753
1076
8
0
78.45% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,214,549
$1,886,169
  $45.13 26809
34432
32
0
77.86 %  
Cumulative
  $11,570,839
$20,117,568
  $44.11
$70.00
263203
373372
326
21
70.49 %  
 
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