The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Musical - Original

Circle in the Square Theatre

  • First Preview: April 15, 2005
  • Opening Date: May 2, 2005
  • Closing Date: January 20, 2008
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 1136

Lyrics: William Finn

Music: William Finn

Book: Rachel Sheinkin

Synopsis

The tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee features a score by William Finn and a book by Rachel Sheinkin.

 

Opening Night Cast

Derrick Baskin in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Derrick Baskin Mitch Mahoney
Deborah S.  Craig in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Deborah S. Craig Marcy Park
Jesse Tyler  Ferguson in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Jesse Tyler Ferguson Leaf Coneybear
Dan Fogler in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Dan Fogler William Barfee
Lisa Howard in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Lisa Howard Rona Lisa Peretti
Celia Keenan-Bolger in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Celia Keenan-Bolger Olive Ostrovsky
Jose Llana in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Jose Llana Chip Tolentino
Jay Reiss in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Jay Reiss Douglas Panch
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Opening Night Production Credits

Rachel Sheinkin Rachel Sheinkin Book
William Finn William Finn Music
William Finn William Finn Lyrics
James Lapine James Lapine Director
Darren Katz Darren Katz Resident Director
Dan Knechtges Dan Knechtges Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2004 - 2005

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Outstanding Book of a Musical Rachel Sheinkin Winner
2005 Outstanding Director of a Musical James Lapine Winner
2005 Outstanding Ensemble Performance Derrick Baskin
Dan Fogler
Lisa Howard
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Jose Llana
Jay Reiss
Deborah S. Craig
Sarah Saltzberg
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Winner
2005 Outstanding Lyrics William Finn Nominee
2005 Outstanding Music William Finn Nominee
2005 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Dan Fogler Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Theatre World Award Celia Keenan-Bolger Winner
2005 Theatre World Award Dan Fogler Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Book of a Musical Rachel Sheinkin Winner
2005 Direction of a Musical James Lapine Nominee
2005 Featured Actor in a Musical Dan Fogler Winner
2005 Featured Actress in a Musical Celia Keenan-Bolger Nominee
2005 Musical   Nominee
2005 Original Score William Finn 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. 20, 2008 34 $282,053
$456,768
$63,582 $60.51
$175.00
4661
684
8
0
85.18% 12.21%
Jan. 13, 2008 33 $218,471
$456,768
-$39,365 $54.71
$175.00
3993
684
8
0
72.97% -6.31%
Jan. 6, 2008 32 $257,836
$456,768
-$126,644 $59.44
$175.00
4338
684
8
0
79.28% -8.75%
Dec. 30, 2007 31 $384,480
$456,768
- $79.82
$175.00
4817
684
8
0
88.03% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,142,840
$1,827,072
  $63.62 17809
21888
32
0
81.36 %  
Cumulative
  $45,625,516
$66,059,511
  $66.83
$175.00
672139
791304
1136
21
84.94 %  
 
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