Checkmates

Comedy - Original

46th Street Theatre

  • First Preview: July 20, 1988
  • Opening Date: August 4, 1988
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1989
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 177

Playwright: Ron Milner

Synopsis

Two African-American couples, one older and more traditional, the other younger and upwardly mobile, share a two-family home in Detroit in Ron Milner's comedy.

 

Opening Night Cast

Paul Winfield Frank Cooper
Ruby Dee in Checkmates Ruby Dee Mattie Cooper
Denzel Washington in Checkmates Denzel Washington Sylvester Williams
Marsha Jackson Laura McClellan-Williams
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ron Milner Playwright
  Woodie King Director
  Edward Burbridge Scenic Design
  Judy Dearing Costume Design
  Ronald Wallace Lighting Design
  Roy A. Somlyo General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1988 - 1989

 
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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. 1, 1989 31 $199,353
-
$140,288 $26.28
-
7586
1400
8
0
67.73% 33.45%
Dec. 25, 1988 30 $59,065
-
-$11,396 $15.39
-
3839
1400
8
0
34.28% -3.38%
Dec. 18, 1988 29 $70,461
-
-$24,830 $16.70
-
4218
1400
8
0
37.66% 0.40%
Dec. 11, 1988 28 $95,291
-
- $22.84
-
4173
1400
8
0
37.26% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $424,170
-
  $20.30 19816
44800
32
0
44.23 %  
Cumulative
  $2,396,727
-
  $19.16
$0.00
125264
263200
172
16
47.59 %  
 
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