Electra

Tragedy - Revival

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

  • First Preview: November 19, 1998
  • Opening Date: December 3, 1998
  • Closing Date: March 21, 1999
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 116

Music: Dimitri Mitropoulos, Richard Malaby

Synopsis

Greek princess Electra waits for her brother, Orestes, to return home and help her plan revenge on their mother, Clytemnestra, for her murdering of their father, Agamemnon, in Sophocles' tragedy.

Notes:

This new version by Frank McGuinness, commissioned by the Donmar Warehouse, opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre on September 11, 1997, at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre on October 21, 1997 and on September 18, 1998 at McCarter Theatre,Princeton, NJ, Emily Mann, Artistic Director/Jeffrey Woodward, Managing Director

 

Opening Night Cast

Zoë Wanamaker in Electra Zoë Wanamaker Electra
Claire Bloom in Electra Claire Bloom Clytemnestra
Pat Carroll in Electra Pat Carroll Chorus of Mycenae
Stephen Spinella in Electra Stephen Spinella Servant to Orestes
Michael Cumpsty in Electra Michael Cumpsty Orestes
Marin Hinkle in Electra Marin Hinkle Chrysothemis
Daniel Oreskes in Electra Daniel Oreskes Aegisthus
Mirjana Jokovic in Electra Mirjana Jokovic Chorus
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Frank McGuinness Adapted
  Sophocles Writer
David Leveaux David Leveaux Director
  Jonathan Butterell Movement Director
  Johan Engels Set Design
  Johan Engels Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actress in a Play Zoë Wanamaker Nominee
1999 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee
1999 Outstanding Sound Design Fergus O'Hare Nominee

Drama League

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

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Outstanding Actress in a Play Zoë Wanamaker Nominee
1999 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Claire Bloom Winner
1999 Outstanding Revival of a Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1999 Actress in a Play Zoë Wanamaker Nominee
1999 Featured Actress in a Play Claire Bloom Nominee
1999 Revival of a 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
Mar. 21, 1999 42 $284,545
$354,753
$32,861 $41.00
$60.00
6940
1086
7
0
91.29% 9.10%
Mar. 14, 1999 41 $251,684
$354,753
$16,970 $40.28
$60.00
6248
1086
7
0
82.19% 7.50%
Mar. 7, 1999 40 $234,714
$354,753
$20,215 $41.34
$60.00
5678
1086
7
0
74.69% 8.84%
Feb. 28, 1999 39 $214,499
$354,753
- $42.85
$60.00
5006
1086
7
0
65.85% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $985,442
$1,419,012
  $41.37 23872
30408
28
0
78.51 %  
Cumulative
  $4,629,683
$6,689,609
  $41.80
$60.00
108893
142266
116
15
76.54 %  
 
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