The House of Blue Leaves

Comedy - Original

Vivian Beaumont Theater (April 29, 1986 - October 05, 1986)
Plymouth Theatre (October 14, 1986 - March 15, 1987)
Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: April 29, 1986
  • Closing Date: March 15, 1987
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 398

Playwright: John Guare

Synopsis

On the day in 1965 that the Pope visits New York and masses of people line the streets in adulation, Artie, a zookeeper living in Sunnyside, Queens, thinks its time for his life to be blessed, too. He desperately wants to escape his lower middle-class existence and become a popular singer and songwriter, but his life is complicated by an ambitious mistress, a crazy wife and a bomb-making son.

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Opening Night Cast

Danny Aiello Billy Einhorn
Ian Blackman M.P.
El Dorado Bartender
Jane Cecil Second Nun
Stockard Channing in The House of Blue Leaves Stockard Channing Bunny Flingus
Peter J. Downing White Man
El Dorado Bartender
Patricia Falkenhain Head Nun
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Opening Night Production Credits

John Guare John Guare Writer
Jerry Zaks Jerry Zaks Director
Tony Walton Tony Walton Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
Paul Gallo Paul Gallo Lighting Design
  Aural Fixation Sound Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Most Promising Male Performer John Mahoney Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Mahoney Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play Stockard Channing Nominee
1986 Outstanding Director of a Play Jerry Zaks Winner
1986 Outstanding Revival   Winner
1986 Outstanding Set Design Tony Walton Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Theatre World Award Julie Hagerty Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Ann Roth Nominee
1986 Direction of a Play Jerry Zaks Winner
1986 Featured Actor in a Play John Mahoney Winner
1986 Featured Actress in a Play Stockard Channing Nominee
1986 Featured Actress in a Play Swoosie Kurtz Winner
1986 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Paul Gallo Nominee
1986 Play   Nominee
1986 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton 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
Mar. 15, 1987 41 $124,759
-
$29,032 $21.03
-
5932
1025
8
0
72.34% 14.06%
Mar. 8, 1987 40 $95,727
-
$10,952 $20.03
-
4779
1025
8
0
58.28% 6.18%
Mar. 1, 1987 39 $84,775
-
-$11,145 $19.84
-
4272
1025
8
0
52.10% -5.31%
Feb. 22, 1987 38 $95,920
-
- $20.37
-
4708
1025
8
0
57.41% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $401,181
-
  $20.32 19691
32800
32
0
60.03 %  
Cumulative
  $5,700,561
-
  $21.13
$0.00
272340
371888
352
0
73.23 %  
 
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