James Joyce's The Dead

Musical - Original

Belasco Theatre

  • First Preview: December 14, 1999
  • Opening Date: January 11, 2000
  • Closing Date: April 16, 2000
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 120

Playwright: Richard Nelson

Music: Shaun Davey

Synopsis

A husband and wife's emotional distance from each other is exposed at an Irish Christmas party, when the wife becomes haunted by memories of a dead lover, in this musical version of the classic James Joyce short story.

 

Opening Night Cast

Blair Brown in James Joyce's The Dead Blair Brown Gretta Conroy
Paddy Croft in James Joyce's The Dead Paddy Croft Mrs. Malins
Brian Davies in James Joyce's The Dead Brian Davies Mr. Browne
Daisy Eagan in James Joyce's The Dead Daisy Eagan Rita
Young Julia Morkan
Dashiell Eaves in James Joyce's The Dead Dashiell Eaves Michael
Sally Ann Howes in James Joyce's The Dead Sally Ann Howes Aunt Julia Morkan
John Kelly Bartell D'Arcy
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Nelson Book
  Shaun Davey Music
  Richard Nelson Lyrics Conception and Adaptation
  Shaun Davey Lyrics Conception and Adaptation
  Richard Nelson Director
Seán Curran Seán Curran Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1999 - 2000

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Spinella Winner
2000 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Sally Ann Howes Nominee
2000 Outstanding Music Shaun Davey Nominee
2000 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Best Musical Shaun Davey
Richard Nelson
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Director of a Musical Richard Nelson Nominee
2000 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Spinella Winner
2000 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Blair Brown Nominee
2000 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Actor in a Musical Christopher Walken Nominee
2000 Book of a Musical Richard Nelson Winner
2000 Featured Actor in a Musical Stephen Spinella Nominee
2000 Musical   Nominee
2000 Original Score Richard Nelson
Shaun Davey
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. 16, 2000 46 $162,269
$450,950
$45,282 $45.97
$75.00
3530
996
8
0
44.30% 11.85%
Apr. 9, 2000 45 $116,987
$450,950
-$46,215 $45.24
$75.00
2586
996
8
0
32.45% -11.56%
Apr. 2, 2000 44 $163,202
$450,950
-$8,618 $46.54
$75.00
3507
996
8
0
44.01% -6.23%
Mar. 26, 2000 43 $171,820
$450,950
- $42.92
$75.00
4003
996
8
0
50.24% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $614,278
$1,803,800
  $45.17 13626
31872
32
0
42.75 %  
Cumulative
  $4,376,057
$8,117,317
  $47.78
$75.00
91086
143424
120
24
63.51 %  
 
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