Steel Pier

Musical - Original

Richard Rodgers Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 27, 1997
  • Opening Date: April 24, 1997
  • Closing Date: June 28, 1997
  • Previews: 33
  • Performances: 76

Book: David Thompson

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Synopsis

On the dance marathon circuit of the 1930s, contestant Rita Racine deals with her nefarious promoter boyfriend, until a mysterious pilot partners with her in the contest and teaches her to believe in her own dreams.

 

Opening Night Cast

Gregory Harrison in Steel Pier Gregory Harrison Mick Hamilton
Karen Ziemba in Steel Pier Karen Ziemba Couple #39
Rita Racine
Daniel McDonald in Steel Pier Daniel McDonald Bill Kelly
Couple #39
Debra Monk in Steel Pier Debra Monk Shelby Stevens
Couple #32
Alison Bevan in Steel Pier Alison Bevan Couple #26
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Thompson David Thompson Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
Scott Ellis Scott Ellis Director
Susan Stroman Susan Stroman Choreographer
Tony Walton Tony Walton Setting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Daniel McDonald Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Karen Ziemba Nominee
1997 Outstanding Choreography Susan Stroman Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Musical Scott Ellis Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Debra Monk Nominee
1997 Outstanding Music John Kander Nominee
1997 Outstanding New Musical   Nominee
1997 Outstanding Orchestrations Michael Gibson Nominee
1997 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Tony Walton Nominee
1997 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Wendall K. Harrington Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gregory Harrison Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Karen Ziemba Nominee
1997 Outstanding Choreography Susan Stroman Nominee
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Peter Kaczorowski Nominee
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Peter Kaczorowski Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Musical Scott Ellis Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Debra Monk Nominee
1997 Outstanding Lighting Design Peter Kaczorowski Winner
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee
1997 Outstanding Set Design Tony Walton Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Theatre World Award Daniel McDonald Winner
1997 Theatre World Award Kristin Chenoweth Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Actor in a Musical Daniel McDonald Nominee
1997 Actress in a Musical Karen Ziemba Nominee
1997 Book of a Musical David Thompson Nominee
1997 Choreography Susan Stroman Nominee
1997 Direction of a Musical Scott Ellis Nominee
1997 Featured Actor in a Musical Joel Blum Nominee
1997 Featured Actress in a Musical Debra Monk Nominee
1997 Musical   Nominee
1997 Orchestrations Michael Gibson Nominee
1997 Original Score John Kander
Fred Ebb
Nominee
1997 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton 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. 29, 1997 4 $388,037
$669,064
-$36,076 $43.80
$75.00
8860
1353
8
0
81.86% 4.09%
Jun. 22, 1997 3 $424,113
$669,064
$73,201 $50.38
$75.00
8418
1353
8
0
77.77% 11.02%
Jun. 15, 1997 2 $350,912
$669,064
-$43,496 $48.57
$75.00
7225
1353
8
0
66.75% -6.19%
Jun. 8, 1997 1 $394,408
$669,064
- $49.96
$75.00
7895
1353
8
0
72.94% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,557,470
$2,676,256
  $48.18 32398
43296
32
0
74.83 %  
Cumulative
  $5,587,523
$2,676,256
  $46.58
$75.00
120530
147477
76
33
81.73 %  
 
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