The Civil War

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

  • First Preview: March 23, 1999
  • Opening Date: April 22, 1999
  • Closing Date: June 13, 1999
  • Previews: 35
  • Performances: 61

Book: Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd

Music: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics: Jack Murphy

Opening Night Cast

Michel Bell in The Civil War Michel Bell Clayton Toler
Matt Bogart in The Civil War Matt Bogart Private Sam Taylor
Leo Burmester in The Civil War Leo Burmester Autolycus Fell
Gilles Chiasson in The Civil War Gilles Chiasson Corporal William McEwen
Lawrence Clayton in The Civil War Lawrence Clayton Benjamin Reynolds
Dave Clemmons in The Civil War Dave Clemmons Sergeant Virgil Franklin
Mike Eldred in The Civil War Mike Eldred Corporal John Beauregard
David Michael Felty in The Civil War David Michael Felty Pit Singer
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Opening Night Production Credits

Frank Wildhorn Frank Wildhorn Book
Gregory Boyd Gregory Boyd Book
Frank Wildhorn Frank Wildhorn Music
Jack Murphy Jack Murphy Lyrics
Jerry Zaks Jerry Zaks Director
Luis Perez Luis Perez Musical Staging
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1998 - 1999

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Michel Bell Nominee
1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Cheryl Freeman Nominee
1999 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Gallo Nominee
1999 Outstanding Music Frank Wildhorn Nominee
1999 Outstanding New Musical Frank Wildhorn
Jack Murphy
Gregory Boyd
Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Director of a Musical Jerry Zaks Nominee
1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Michel Bell Winner
1999 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gilles Chiasson Nominee
1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Cheryl Freeman Nominee
1999 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Gallo Winner
1999 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Musical   Nominee
1999 Original Score Frank Wildhorn
Jack Murphy
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
Jun. 13, 1999 2 $344,985
$796,311
$70,050 $41.09
$75.00
8396
1698
8
0
61.81% 14.28%
Jun. 6, 1999 1 $274,935
$796,311
-$14,982 $42.59
$75.00
6456
1698
8
0
47.53% -2.33%
May 30, 1999 52 $289,917
$796,311
$22,180 $42.80
$75.00
6773
1698
8
0
49.86% 7.39%
May 23, 1999 51 $267,737
$796,311
- $46.41
$75.00
5769
1698
8
0
42.47% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,177,574
$3,185,244
  $43.22 27394
54336
32
0
50.42 %  
Cumulative
  $3,524,775
$9,555,732
  $43.11
$75.00
81971
163008
61
35
50.29 %  
 
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