Exit the King

Comedy - Revival

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

  • First Preview: March 7, 2009
  • Opening Date: March 26, 2009
  • Closing Date: June 14, 2009
  • Previews: 21
  • Performances: 93

Playwright: Eugene Ionesco

Synopsis

Ionesco's absurdist drama follows King Berenger I in the final day of his life, surrounded by a decaying kingdom, as he refuses to acknowledge death and slowly acquiesces to its reality.

 

Opening Night Cast

Geoffrey Rush in Exit the King Geoffrey Rush King Berenger
Susan Sarandon in Exit the King Susan Sarandon Queen Marguerite
Lauren Ambrose in Exit the King Lauren Ambrose Queen Marie
Andrea Martin in Exit the King Andrea Martin Juliette
William Sadler in Exit the King William Sadler The Doctor
Brian Hutchison in Exit the King Brian Hutchison The Guard
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene Ionesco Eugene Ionesco Playwright
  John Rodgers Composer
Neil Armfield Neil Armfield Director
  Dale Ferguson Scenic Design
  Dale Ferguson Costume Design
  Damien Cooper Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2008 - 2009

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Outstanding Actor in a Play Geoffrey Rush Winner
2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Andrea Martin Nominee
2009 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
2009 Outstanding Set Design of a Play Dale Ferguson Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Distinguished Revival of a Play   Nominee
2009 Outstanding Performance Geoffrey Rush Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Outstanding Actor in a Play Geoffrey Rush Winner
2009 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Andrea Martin Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Theatre World Award Geoffrey Rush Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2009 Actor in a Play Geoffrey Rush Winner
2009 Costume Design of a Play Dale Ferguson Nominee
2009 Scenic Design of a Play Dale Ferguson Nominee
2009 Sound Design of a Play Russell Goldsmith 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. 14, 2009 3 $645,886
$861,750
$119,926 $80.38
$250.00
8035
1050
8
0
95.65% 9.91%
Jun. 7, 2009 2 $525,960
$861,750
$28,235 $73.03
$250.00
7202
1050
8
0
85.74% 3.67%
May 31, 2009 1 $497,725
$861,750
$11,236 $72.20
$250.00
6894
1050
8
0
82.07% -1.03%
May 24, 2009 52 $486,489
$778,685
- $69.70
$250.00
6980
1050
8
0
83.10% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,156,060
$3,363,935
  $73.83 29111
33600
32
0
86.64 %  
Cumulative
  $6,703,380
$11,347,966
  $69.11
$250.00
96429
119716
93
21
80.55 %  
 
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