Starlight Express

Musical - Original

George Gershwin Theatre

  • First Preview: February 24, 1987
  • Opening Date: March 15, 1987
  • Closing Date: January 8, 1989
  • Previews: 22
  • Performances: 761

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe

Synopsis

Little steam engine Rusty enters a cross-country race against the flashier trains Greaseball and Electra, hoping to impress pretty sidecar Pearl, in this musical look at a fantasy train world from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe.

 

Opening Night Cast

Janet Williams Adderley Belle
Ken Ard in Starlight Express Ken Ard Electra
Michael Berglund Weltschaft
Barry Bernal Red Caboose
Jamie Chandler-Torns in Starlight Express Jamie Chandler-Torns Buffy
A.C. Ciulla Bobo
Philip Clayton Espresso
Braden Danner in Starlight Express Braden Danner Voice of the Boy
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Opening Night Production Credits

Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber Music
Richard Stilgoe Richard Stilgoe Lyrics
Trevor Nunn Trevor Nunn Director
  Dion McHugh Second Director
  Arlene Phillips Choreographer
John Napier John Napier Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1986 - 1987

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Outstanding Costume Design John Napier Winner
1987 Outstanding Music Andrew Lloyd Webber Nominee
1987 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1987 Outstanding Set Design John Napier Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Choreography Arlene Phillips Nominee
1987 Costume Design (Play or Musical) John Napier Winner
1987 Direction of a Musical Trevor Nunn Nominee
1987 Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Torti Nominee
1987 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) David Hersey Nominee
1987 Musical   Nominee
1987 Original Score Andrew Lloyd Webber
Richard Stilgoe
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
Jan. 8, 1989 32 $236,103
-
-$294,814 $31.36
-
7530
1803
8
0
52.20% -39.31%
Jan. 1, 1989 31 $530,917
-
$295,301 $40.22
-
13200
1803
8
0
91.51% 41.16%
Dec. 25, 1988 30 $235,616
-
-$45,776 $32.45
-
7262
1803
8
0
50.35% -3.87%
Dec. 18, 1988 29 $281,392
-
- $35.98
-
7820
1803
8
0
54.22% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,284,028
-
  $35.00 35812
57696
32
0
62.07 %  
Cumulative
  $42,622,032
-
  $36.65
$0.00
1153702
1411749
761
22
81.72 %  
 
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