An American Daughter

Play - Original

Cort Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 20, 1997
  • Opening Date: April 13, 1997
  • Closing Date: June 29, 1997
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 89

Playwright: Wendy Wasserstein

Synopsis

A candidate for U.S. Surgeon General, who is the daughter of a famous senator, finds her campaign in trouble when a past indiscretion is revealed and treated as a scandal.

 

Opening Night Cast

Kate Nelligan in An American Daughter Kate Nelligan Lyssa Dent Hughes
Lynne Thigpen in An American Daughter Lynne Thigpen Judith B. Kaufman
Hal Holbrook in An American Daughter Hal Holbrook Senator Alan Hughes
Peter Riegert in An American Daughter Peter Riegert Walter Abrahmson
Penny Fuller in An American Daughter Penny Fuller Charlotte "Chubby" Hughes
Elizabeth Marvel in An American Daughter Elizabeth Marvel Quincy Quince
Bruce Norris in An American Daughter Bruce Norris Morrow McCarthy
Cotter Smith in An American Daughter Cotter Smith Timber Tucker
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Wendy Wasserstein Playwright
Daniel Sullivan Daniel Sullivan Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
Pat Collins Pat Collins Lighting Design
Scott Lehrer Scott Lehrer Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1996 - 1997

 
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Awards


Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Play Kate Nelligan Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Play Daniel Sullivan Nominee
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Featured Actress in a Play Lynne Thigpen 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. 29, 1997 4 $183,704
$359,194
$27,159 $35.68
$50.00
5148
1079
8
0
59.64% 10.95%
Jun. 22, 1997 3 $156,545
$359,194
$8,566 $37.25
$50.00
4203
1079
8
0
48.69% 4.31%
Jun. 15, 1997 2 $147,979
$359,194
-$43,376 $38.63
$50.00
3831
1079
8
0
44.38% -22.39%
Jun. 8, 1997 1 $191,355
$359,194
- $33.20
$50.00
5764
1079
8
0
66.77% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $679,583
$1,436,776
  $36.19 18946
34528
32
0
54.87 %  
Cumulative
  $2,712,516
$1,436,776
  $29.52
$50.00
93476
125164
89
27
74.68 %  
 
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