High Society

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

  • First Preview: March 31, 1998
  • Opening Date: April 27, 1998
  • Closing Date: August 30, 1998
  • Previews: 27
  • Performances: 144

Lyrics: Cole Porter

Music: Cole Porter

Book: Arthur Kopit

Synopsis

Tracy Lord is marrying again and must deal with her ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, and two intrusive reporters in this stage adaptation of the Cole Porter film musical, based on Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story.

 

Opening Night Cast

Melissa Errico in High Society Melissa Errico Tracy Samantha Lord
Daniel McDonald in High Society Daniel McDonald C. K. Dexter Haven
Randy Graff in High Society Randy Graff Liz Imbrie
Stephen Bogardus in High Society Stephen Bogardus Mike Connor
John McMartin in High Society John McMartin Uncle Willie
Marc Kudisch in High Society Marc Kudisch George Kittredge
Lisa Banes in High Society Lisa Banes Margaret Lord
Daniel Gerroll in High Society Daniel Gerroll Seth Lord
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Philip Barry Playwright
  Arthur Kopit Book
Cole Porter Cole Porter Music
Cole Porter Cole Porter Lyrics
  Susan Birkenhead Additional Lyrics
  Christopher Renshaw Director
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1997 - 1998

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Melissa Errico Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Anna Kendrick Nominee
1998 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Melissa Errico Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominee
1998 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Theatre World Award Anna Kendrick Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Featured Actor in a Musical John McMartin Nominee
1998 Featured Actress in a Musical Anna Kendrick 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
Aug. 30, 1998 13 $258,416
$458,969
$8,936 $38.05
$60.00
6792
1635
8
0
51.93% 1.56%
Aug. 23, 1998 12 $249,480
$458,969
-$43,916 $37.87
$60.00
6588
1635
8
0
50.37% -5.96%
Aug. 16, 1998 11 $293,396
$458,969
-$4,067 $39.82
$60.00
7368
1635
8
0
56.33% -0.18%
Aug. 9, 1998 10 $297,463
$458,969
- $40.24
$60.00
7392
1635
8
0
56.51% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,098,755
$1,835,876
  $38.99 28140
52320
32
0
53.78 %  
Cumulative
  $7,317,557
$10,252,244
  $43.35
$60.00
168193
279585
144
27
60.16 %  
 
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