Born Yesterday

Comedy - Revival

46th Street Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: January 18, 1989
  • Opening Date: January 29, 1989
  • Closing Date: June 11, 1989
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 153

Playwright: Garson Kanin

Synopsis

A millionaire junk dealer with designs on Washington politics hires a sophisticated writer to educate his dumb-blonde girlfriend, Billie Dawn, who ends up falling for the writer and turning the tables on her boyfriend's shady business deals.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ed Asner in Born Yesterday Ed Asner Harry Brock
Madeline Kahn in Born Yesterday Madeline Kahn Billie Dawn
Franklin Cover Ed Devery
Daniel Hugh Kelly Paul Verrall
Joel Bernstein Eddie Brock
Charlotte Booker A Manicurist
Peggy Cosgrave Mrs. Hedges
Heather Ehlers Helen
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Opening Night Production Credits

Garson Kanin Garson Kanin Writer
  Josephine Abady Director
  David Potts Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Jeff Davis Lighting Design
  Lia Vollack Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1988 - 1989

 
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Awards


Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1989 Actress in a Play Madeline Kahn 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. 11, 1989 2 $123,923
-
$33,037 $22.20
-
5582
1392
8
0
50.13% 9.97%
Jun. 4, 1989 1 $90,886
-
-$25,688 $20.32
-
4472
1392
8
0
40.16% -13.83%
May 28, 1989 52 $116,574
-
-$52,551 $19.39
-
6012
1392
8
0
53.99% -12.69%
May 21, 1989 51 $169,125
-
- $22.78
-
7425
1392
8
0
66.68% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $500,508
-
  $21.17 23491
44544
32
0
52.74 %  
Cumulative
  $3,093,950
-
  $25.14
$0.00
125354
231072
153
13
54.25 %  
 
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