Big River

Musical - Revival

American Airlines Theatre

  • First Preview: July 1, 2003
  • Opening Date: July 24, 2003
  • Closing Date: September 21, 2003
  • Previews: 28
  • Performances: 67

Lyrics: Roger Miller

Music: Roger Miller

Book: William Hauptman

Synopsis

In Roger Miller and William Hauptman's musical adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, rebellious teenager Huck takes off on a raft with runaway slave Jim, encountering conmen, an orphaned family and bigotry along the way.

 

Opening Night Cast

Michael Arden in Big River Michael Arden Tom Sawyer
Ensemble
Scott Barnhardt in Big River Scott Barnhardt Voice of Sheriff Bell
Puppeteer
Andy
Ronald Robinson
Ensemble
Voice of Young Fool
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  William Hauptman Book
  Roger Miller Music
  Roger Miller Lyrics
Jeff Calhoun Jeff Calhoun Director
Jeff Calhoun Jeff Calhoun Choreographer
Ray Klausen Ray Klausen Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Michael McElroy Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Tyrone Giordano Nominee
2004 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jeff Calhoun Nominee
2004 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Distinguished Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Featured Actor in a Musical Michael McElroy Nominee
2004 Revival of a Musical   Nominee
2004 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre   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
Sep. 21, 2003 17 $260,008
$408,120
$1,168 $44.64
$91.25
5824
728
8
0
100.00% 10.90%
Sep. 14, 2003 16 $258,840
$408,120
$11,397 $49.88
$91.25
5189
728
8
0
89.10% -0.27%
Sep. 7, 2003 15 $247,443
$408,120
-$27,348 $47.54
$91.25
5205
728
8
0
89.37% -2.68%
Aug. 31, 2003 14 $274,791
$408,120
- $51.26
$91.25
5361
728
8
0
92.05% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,041,082
$1,632,480
  $48.33 21579
23296
32
0
92.63 %  
Cumulative
  $2,802,669
$5,040,345
  $46.65
$91.25
60161
69160
67
28
86.99 %  
 
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