Big Deal

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 1, 1986
  • Opening Date: April 10, 1986
  • Closing Date: June 8, 1986
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 69

Book: Bob Fosse

Synopsis

A failed boxer joins a group of small-time criminals who plan to rob a Chicago apartment, in this Depression-era musical featuring a score of the era's standards with book, direction and choreography by Bob Fosse.

 

Opening Night Cast

Cleavant Derricks in Big Deal Cleavant Derricks Charley
Loretta Devine in Big Deal Loretta Devine Lilly
Alan Weeks Willie
Ciscoe Bruton II Dancer
Gary Chapman Kokomo
Dancin' Dan
Wayne Cilento in Big Deal Wayne Cilento First Narrator
Desiree Coleman Phoebe
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Opening Night Production Credits

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Book
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Director
Bob Fosse Bob Fosse Choreographer
  Peter Larkin Scenic Design
  Patricia Zipprodt Costume Design
  Jules Fisher Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1985 - 1986

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Cleavant Derricks Nominee
1986 Outstanding Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1986 Outstanding Director of a Musical Bob Fosse Nominee
1986 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Desiree Coleman Nominee
1986 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding Choreography Bob Fosse Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Actor in a Musical Cleavant Derricks Nominee
1986 Book of a Musical Bob Fosse Nominee
1986 Choreography Bob Fosse Winner
1986 Direction of a Musical Bob Fosse Nominee
1986 Musical   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
Jun. 8, 1986 1 $210,846
-
$4,034 $34.02
-
6197
1741
8
0
44.49% 0.24%
Jun. 1, 1986 52 $206,812
-
-$42,753 $33.56
-
6163
1741
8
0
44.25% -6.51%
May 25, 1986 51 $249,565
-
-$12,523 $35.30
-
7070
1741
8
0
50.76% -2.17%
May 18, 1986 50 $262,088
-
- $35.55
-
7372
1741
8
0
52.93% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $929,311
-
  $34.61 26802
55712
32
0
48.11 %  
Cumulative
  $2,270,309
-
  $34.24
$0.00
65947
134057
69
8
49.19 %  
 
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