The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Musical - Original

Minskoff Theatre

  • First Preview: March 27, 2001
  • Opening Date: April 26, 2001
  • Closing Date: May 13, 2001
  • Previews: 34
  • Performances: 21

Lyrics: Don Schlitz

Music: Don Schlitz

Book: Ken Ludwig

Synopsis

This musical adaptation of the Mark Twain novel follows Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn through their fence-painting, murder-avoiding adventures in 1840s Missouri.

 

Opening Night Cast

Joshua Park Tom Sawyer
Jim Poulos Huckleberry Finn
Kristen Bell in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Kristen Bell Becky Thatcher
Linda Purl in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Linda Purl Aunt Polly
John Dossett in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer John Dossett Judge Thatcher
Jane Connell Widow Douglas
Tom Aldredge in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Tom Aldredge Muff Potter
Kevin Serge Durand Injun Joe
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Opening Night Production Credits

Ken Ludwig Ken Ludwig Book
  Don Schlitz Music
  Don Schlitz Lyrics
Scott Ellis Scott Ellis Director
  David Marques Choreographer
  Heidi Ettinger Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2000 - 2001

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Costume Design Anthony Powell Nominee
2001 Outstanding Lighting Design Kenneth Posner Nominee
2001 Outstanding Orchestrations Michael Starobin Nominee
2001 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Heidi Ettinger Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Lighting Design Kenneth Posner Nominee
2001 Outstanding Set Design Heidi Ettinger Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Theatre World Award Joshua Park Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Kenneth Posner Nominee
2001 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Heidi Ettinger 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
May 13, 2001 50 $280,013
$771,436
$3,215 $34.82
$85.00
8042
1702
8
0
59.06% 3.79%
May 6, 2001 49 $276,798
$771,436
-$12,404 $36.78
$85.00
7525
1702
8
0
55.27% -23.20%
Apr. 29, 2001 48 $289,202
$771,436
-$135,204 $27.07
$85.00
10685
1702
5
3
78.47% -4.37%
Apr. 22, 2001 47 $424,406
$771,436
- $37.62
$85.00
11280
1702
0
8
82.84% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,270,419
$3,085,744
  $34.07 37532
54464
21
11
68.91 %  
Cumulative
  $2,211,829
$5,303,623
  $33.87
$85.00
64852
93610
21
34
69.28 %  
 
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