Inherit the Wind

Drama - Revival

Royale Theatre

  • First Preview: February 27, 1996
  • Opening Date: April 4, 1996
  • Closing Date: May 12, 1996
  • Previews: 42
  • Performances: 45

Playwright: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Synopsis

This courtroom drama is based on the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was charged with teaching that man evolved from apes, instead of state-mandated Creationism. The drama contains a powerful confrontation between a character based on William Jennings Bryan, who believes only what he reads in the Bible, and another based on Clarence Darrow, who defends science and open intellectual inquiry.

 

Opening Night Cast

George C. Scott Henry Drummond
Charles Durning in Inherit the Wind Charles Durning Matthew Harrison Brady
Tom Aldredge in Inherit the Wind Tom Aldredge Rev. Jeremiah Brown
Garret Dillahunt Bertram Cates
Kate Forbes Rachel Brown
Anthony Heald E. K. Hornbeck
Bette Henritze in Inherit the Wind Bette Henritze Mrs. Brady
Herndon Lackey in Inherit the Wind Herndon Lackey Tom Davenport
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jerome Lawrence Jerome Lawrence Playwright
  Robert E. Lee Playwright
  John Tillinger Director
James Noone James Noone Scenic Design
Jess Goldstein Jess Goldstein Costume Design
Ken Billington Ken Billington Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1995 - 1996

 
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Awards


Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Distinguished Production of a Revival   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Play George C. Scott Winner
1996 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Actor in a Play George C. Scott Nominee
1996 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
May 12, 1996 50 $85,063
-
-$166,954 $42.72
$60.00
1991
1054
8
0
23.61% -38.50%
May 5, 1996 49 $252,017
-
-$61,755 $48.12
$60.00
5237
1054
8
0
62.11% -18.72%
Apr. 28, 1996 48 $313,772
-
$22,076 $46.03
$60.00
6816
1054
8
0
80.83% 1.09%
Apr. 21, 1996 47 $291,696
-
- $43.38
$60.00
6724
1054
8
0
79.74% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $942,548
-
  $45.07 20768
33728
32
0
61.57 %  
Cumulative
  $2,883,421
-
  $43.98
$60.00
65270
91698
45
42
71.18 %  
 
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