Death and the King's Horseman

Drama - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 13, 1987
  • Opening Date: March 1, 1987
  • Closing Date: March 29, 1987
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 33

Playwright: Wole Soyinka

Synopsis

A Nigerian chief prepares to commit suicide as a ritual means of joining his predecessor in the next world — until a British commanding officer intervenes with the argument that this act violates his country's code of conduct.

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Opening Night Cast

Sylvia Best The Bride
Trezana Beverley Iyaloja
Robert Cenedella Conductor
Alan Coates Simon Pilkings
Kimati Dinizulu Drummer
Dillon Evans The Resident
Ben Halley, Jr. Olohun-iyo
Celestine Heard Ekeji-Oja
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Wole Soyinka Writer
  Wole Soyinka Director
  David Gropman Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
Pat Collins Pat Collins Lighting Design
  John Kilgore Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1986 - 1987

 
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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
Mar. 29, 1987 43 $90,087
-
$12,217 $15.51
-
5809
1108
8
0
65.53% 2.92%
Mar. 22, 1987 42 $77,870
-
$9,876 $14.03
-
5550
1108
8
0
62.61% 8.50%
Mar. 15, 1987 41 $67,994
-
-$2,081 $14.18
-
4796
1108
8
0
54.11% -2.94%
Mar. 8, 1987 40 $70,075
-
- $13.86
-
5057
1108
8
0
57.05% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $306,026
-
  $14.39 21212
35456
32
0
59.83 %  
Cumulative
  $474,221
-
  $13.72
$0.00
34521
57616
33
19
59.92 %  
 
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