Not About Nightingales

Drama - Original

Circle in the Square Theatre

  • First Preview: February 13, 1999
  • Opening Date: February 25, 1999
  • Closing Date: June 13, 1999
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 125

Playwright: Tennessee Williams

Synopsis

An early Tennessee Williams play is based on a true incident in which a prison warden locked some convicts in a section of jail made unbearably hot by radiators.

 

Opening Night Cast

Corin Redgrave in Not About Nightingales Corin Redgrave Bert "Boss" Whalen
Finbar Lynch in Not About Nightingales Finbar Lynch Jim Allison (Canary Jim)
James Black in Not About Nightingales James Black Butch O'Fallon
Sherri Parker Lee in Not About Nightingales Sherri Parker Lee Eva Crane
Jude Akuwudike in Not About Nightingales Jude Akuwudike The Queen
Chico Andrade in Not About Nightingales Chico Andrade Guard
Convict
Trooper
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Playwright
  Steven Edis Music
Trevor Nunn Trevor Nunn Director
Richard Hoover Richard Hoover Scenic Design
  Karyl Newman Costume Design
Chris Parry Chris Parry Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play Corin Redgrave Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play Finbar Lynch Nominee
1999 Outstanding Director of a Play Trevor Nunn Winner
1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play James Black Nominee
1999 Outstanding Lighting Design Chris Parry Winner
1999 Outstanding Music in a Play Steven Edis Nominee
1999 Outstanding New Play Tennessee Williams Nominee
1999 Outstanding Set Design of a Play Richard Hoover Winner
1999 Outstanding Sound Design Christopher Shutt Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actor in a Play Corin Redgrave Nominee
1999 Outstanding Director of a Play Trevor Nunn Nominee
1999 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner
1999 Outstanding Set Design Richard Hoover Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Theatre World Award James Black Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Actor in a Play Corin Redgrave Nominee
1999 Direction of a Play Trevor Nunn Nominee
1999 Featured Actor in a Play Finbar Lynch Nominee
1999 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Chris Parry Nominee
1999 Play   Nominee
1999 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Richard Hoover Winner

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. 13, 1999 2 $165,791
$263,232
$37,187 $38.78
$65.00
4275
561
8
0
95.25% 21.77%
Jun. 6, 1999 1 $128,604
$263,232
-$15,329 $38.99
$65.00
3298
561
8
0
73.48% -9.25%
May 30, 1999 52 $143,933
$263,232
-$8,708 $38.76
$65.00
3713
561
8
0
82.73% -4.97%
May 23, 1999 51 $152,641
$263,232
- $38.78
$65.00
3936
561
8
0
87.70% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $590,969
$1,052,928
  $38.83 15222
17952
32
0
84.79 %  
Cumulative
  $2,465,086
$4,540,752
  $41.69
$65.00
59027
77418
125
13
76.24 %  
 
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