Two Shakespearean Actors

Play - Original

Cort Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 17, 1991
  • Opening Date: January 16, 1992
  • Closing Date: February 9, 1992
  • Previews: 33
  • Performances: 29

Playwright: Richard Nelson

Synopsis

Richard Nelson's play dramatizes the 1849 incident in which legendary British actor William Charles Macready brought his interpretation of Macbeth to America, only to discover a young American actor, Edwin Forrest, was performing it at the same time, and audiences were willing to riot to show their preferences.

 

Opening Night Cast

Tom Aldredge in Two Shakespearean Actors Tom Aldredge Washington Irving
Brian Bedford in Two Shakespearean Actors Brian Bedford William Charles Macready
Ben Bodé Peter Arnold
Alan Brasington Charles Clark
Michael Butler George Bradshaw
Jeffrey Alan Chandler Scott
Richard Clarke in Two Shakespearean Actors Richard Clarke Mr. Blakely
Frances Conroy in Two Shakespearean Actors Frances Conroy Catherine Forrest
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Nelson Writer
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Director
  David Jenkins Scenic Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
  Jules Fisher Lighting Design
  Jeff Ladman Sound Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Winner
1992 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Željko Ivanek Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Nominee
1992 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Actor in a Play Brian Bedford Nominee
1992 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Jane Greenwood Nominee
1992 Direction of a Play Jack O'Brien Nominee
1992 Featured Actor in a Play Željko Ivanek Nominee
1992 Play   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
Feb. 9, 1992 36 $135,732
-
$33,811 $17.00
-
7986
1104
8
0
90.42% 17.97%
Feb. 2, 1992 35 $101,921
-
$27,805 $15.93
-
6399
1104
8
0
72.45% 3.62%
Jan. 26, 1992 34 $74,116
-
-$10,444 $12.19
-
6079
1104
8
0
68.83% 0.37%
Jan. 19, 1992 33 $84,560
-
- $13.99
-
6046
1104
5
3
68.46% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $396,329
-
  $14.78 26510
35328
29
3
75.04 %  
Cumulative
  $676,876
-
  $13.86
$0.00
48118
68448
29
33
70.30 %  
 
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