Swinging on a Star

Revue - Original

Music Box Theatre

  • First Preview: October 6, 1995
  • Opening Date: October 22, 1995
  • Closing Date: January 13, 1996
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 96

Music: Arthur Johnston, Joe Bushkin, Johnny Burke, Erroll Garner, Harold Spina

Lyrics: Johnny Burke

Book: Michael Leeds

Synopsis

Hollywood songwriter Johnny Burke's songs illustrate different aspects of American life from the 1930s through the 1950s.

 

Opening Night Cast

Teresa Burrell in Swinging on a Star Teresa Burrell Mame
Miss Rheingold
A Lover
A Burkette
Girl
A Street Person
The Vocalist
Lewis Cleale in Swinging on a Star Lewis Cleale A Lover
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Leeds Book
  Johnny Burke Music
  Joe Bushkin Music
  Erroll Garner Music
  Bob Haggart Music
  Arthur Johnston Music
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Choreography Kathleen Marshall Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Michael McGrath Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Lewis Cleale Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Kathy Fitzgerald Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Theatre World Award Michael McGrath Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 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
Jan. 14, 1996 33 $82,066
-
$8,229 $27.45
$65.00
2990
991
7
0
43.10% 9.52%
Jan. 7, 1996 32 $73,837
-
-$180,391 $27.74
$65.00
2662
991
8
0
33.58% -45.36%
Dec. 31, 1995 31 $254,228
-
$193,906 $40.62
$65.00
6258
991
8
0
78.94% 58.90%
Dec. 24, 1995 30 $60,322
-
- $37.96
$65.00
1589
991
8
0
20.04% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $470,453
-
  $33.44 13499
30721
31
0
43.94 %  
Cumulative
  $1,772,083
-
  $33.85
$65.00
51442
113965
96
19
45.14 %  
 
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