A Small Family Business

Play - Original

Music Box Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 31, 1992
  • Opening Date: April 27, 1992
  • Closing Date: June 7, 1992
  • Previews: 30
  • Performances: 48

Playwright: Alan Ayckbourn

Synopsis

A middle-aged manager of a frozen foods business takes over the larger company founded by his father-in-law and is ultimately sucked into the family's scheming and errant bookkeeping against his better judgment, in Alan Ayckbourn's indictment of British greed in the Margaret Thatcher years.

 

Opening Night Cast

Brian Murray in A Small Family Business Brian Murray Jack McCracken
Mark Arnott Cliff
Jake Weber Lotario Rivetti
Amelia Campbell in A Small Family Business Amelia Campbell Samantha
Jane Carr in A Small Family Business Jane Carr Poppy
Patricia Conolly in A Small Family Business Patricia Conolly Harriet
John Curless in A Small Family Business John Curless Desmond
Barbara Garrick in A Small Family Business Barbara Garrick Tina
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alan Ayckbourn Alan Ayckbourn Writer
Lynne Meadow Lynne Meadow Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
Peter Kaczorowski Peter Kaczorowski Lighting Design
  Tom Sorce Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1991 - 1992

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Play Brian Murray Nominee
1992 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Lee Beatty 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. 7, 1992 1 $93,904
-
$14,687 $22.28
-
4214
998
8
0
52.78% 12.95%
May 31, 1992 52 $79,217
-
-$21,928 $24.91
-
3180
998
8
0
39.83% -8.24%
May 24, 1992 51 $101,145
-
-$14,677 $26.35
-
3838
998
8
0
48.07% -9.01%
May 17, 1992 50 $115,822
-
- $25.42
-
4557
998
8
0
57.08% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $390,088
-
  $24.74 15789
31936
32
0
49.44 %  
Cumulative
  $1,026,887
-
  $22.48
$0.00
46842
77844
48
30
60.17 %  
 
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