Kiss of the Spider Woman

Musical - Original

Broadhurst Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 19, 1993
  • Opening Date: May 3, 1993
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1995
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 904

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: Terrence McNally

Synopsis

An Argentine revolutionary is thrown in a prison cell with a gay man jailed on a morals charge who escapes from the terrifying reality of prison life into fantasies featuring a mysterious 1940s movie star.

 

Opening Night Cast

Chita Rivera in Kiss of the Spider Woman Chita Rivera Spider Woman / Aurora
Brent Carver in Kiss of the Spider Woman Brent Carver Molina
Anthony Crivello in Kiss of the Spider Woman Anthony Crivello Valentin
Kirsti Carnahan Marta
Herndon Lackey in Kiss of the Spider Woman Herndon Lackey Warden
Merle Louise in Kiss of the Spider Woman Merle Louise Molina's Mother
Philip Hernández in Kiss of the Spider Woman Philip Hernández Esteban
Michael McCormick in Kiss of the Spider Woman Michael McCormick Marcos
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Opening Night Production Credits

Terrence McNally Terrence McNally Book
  David Krane Dance Music
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Anne Allan Livent Resident Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brent Carver Winner
1993 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Winner
1993 Outstanding Costume Design Florence Klotz Winner
1993 Outstanding Music John Kander Winner
1993 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1993 Outstanding Set Design Jerome Sirlin Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Best Musical John Kander
Fred Ebb
Terrence McNally
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1994 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Winner
1994 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1995 Theatre World Award Vanessa Williams Winner
1993 Theatre World Award Brent Carver Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Actor in a Musical Brent Carver Winner
1993 Actress in a Musical Chita Rivera Winner
1993 Book of a Musical Terrence McNally Winner
1993 Choreography Vincent Paterson
Rob Marshall
Nominee
1993 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Florence Klotz Winner
1993 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Nominee
1993 Featured Actor in a Musical Anthony Crivello Winner
1993 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Howell Binkley Nominee
1993 Musical   Winner
1993 Original Score John Kander
Fred Ebb
Winner
1993 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jerome Sirlin 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
Jul. 2, 1995 5 $234,618
-
-$6,150 $37.84
$70.00
6201
1131
8
0
68.53% -3.70%
Jun. 25, 1995 4 $240,768
-
$30,648 $36.84
$70.00
6535
1131
8
0
72.23% 12.82%
Jun. 18, 1995 3 $210,120
-
$17,387 $39.09
$70.00
5375
1131
8
0
59.41% 11.09%
Jun. 11, 1995 2 $192,733
-
- $44.08
$70.00
4372
1131
8
0
48.32% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $878,239
-
  $39.46 22483
36192
32
0
62.12 %  
Cumulative
  $42,138,889
$536,061
  $48.34
$70.00
863221
1040520
904
16
82.96 %  
 
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