Blithe Spirit

Comedy - Revival

Shubert Theatre

  • First Preview: February 26, 2009
  • Opening Date: March 15, 2009
  • Closing Date: July 19, 2009
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 145

Playwright: Noël Coward

Synopsis

Researching material for a new novel, Charles engages Madame Arcati, a spiritual medium of uncertain talent, to conduct a séance in his home. Quite by accident, she summons the spirit of Charles's first wife and cannot make the disruptive spirit go away.

 

Opening Night Cast

Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit Angela Lansbury Madame Arcati
Rupert Everett in Blithe Spirit Rupert Everett Charles
Christine Ebersole in Blithe Spirit Christine Ebersole Elvira
Jayne Atkinson in Blithe Spirit Jayne Atkinson Ruth
Simon Jones in Blithe Spirit Simon Jones Doctor Bradman
Deborah Rush in Blithe Spirit Deborah Rush Mrs. Bradman
Susan Louise O'Connor in Blithe Spirit Susan Louise O'Connor Edith
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Opening Night Production Credits

Noël Coward Noël Coward Playwright
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
Peter J. Davison Peter J. Davison Scenic Design
Martin Pakledinaz Martin Pakledinaz Costume Design
Brian MacDevitt Brian MacDevitt Lighting Design
  Peter J. Fitzgerald Sound Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Outstanding Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz Nominee
2009 Outstanding Director of a Play Michael Blakemore Nominee
2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Angela Lansbury Winner
2009 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Outstanding Costume Design Martin Pakledinaz Nominee
2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Susan Louise O'Connor Nominee
2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Angela Lansbury Winner
2009 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Theatre World Award Susan Louise O'Connor Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Costume Design of a Play Martin Pakledinaz Nominee
2009 Featured Actress in a Play Angela Lansbury 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
Jul. 19, 2009 8 $735,939
$1,183,830
$130,655 $77.43
$300.00
9505
1479
8
0
80.33% 11.64%
Jul. 12, 2009 7 $605,284
$1,183,830
$56,973 $74.48
$300.00
8127
1479
8
0
68.69% 1.12%
Jul. 5, 2009 6 $548,311
$1,183,830
-$49,351 $68.58
$300.00
7995
1479
8
0
67.57% -0.26%
Jun. 28, 2009 5 $597,662
$1,183,830
- $74.47
$300.00
8026
1479
8
0
67.83% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,487,196
$4,735,320
  $73.74 33653
47328
32
0
71.11 %  
Cumulative
  $11,603,724
$22,978,300
  $71.43
$300.00
162121
244035
145
20
66.43 %  
 
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