La Bête

Comedy - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: January 29, 1991
  • Opening Date: February 10, 1991
  • Closing Date: March 2, 1991
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 25

Playwright: David Hirson

Synopsis

A vulgar street performer and a high-minded playwright compete for favors in the royal court in this 17th-century-set satire.

 

Opening Night Cast

Dylan Baker in La Bête Dylan Baker Prince Conty
Johann Carlo Dorine
Michael Cumpsty in La Bête Michael Cumpsty Elomire
Holly Felton Catherine De Brie
Cheryl Gaysunas Servant
James Greene Bejart
John Michael Higgins De Brié
Patricia Kilgarriff in La Bête Patricia Kilgarriff Madeleine Bejart
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Opening Night Production Credits

David Hirson David Hirson Writer
Richard Jones Richard Jones Director
Richard Hudson Richard Hudson Scenic Design
Richard Hudson Richard Hudson Costume Design
  Jennifer Tipton Lighting Design
  Peter J. Fitzgerald Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1990 - 1991

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Play Tom McGowan Nominee
1991 Outstanding Costume Design Richard Hudson Nominee
1991 Outstanding Director of a Play Richard Jones Nominee
1991 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Dylan Baker Nominee
1991 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1991 Outstanding Set Design Richard Hudson Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Debut Performance Tom McGowan Winner
1991 Outstanding Director Richard Jones Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Actor in a Play Tom McGowan Nominee
1991 Direction of a Play Richard Jones Nominee
1991 Featured Actor in a Play Dylan Baker Nominee
1991 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jennifer Tipton Nominee
1991 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Richard Hudson 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. 3, 1991 39 $87,415
-
$3,346 $22.84
-
3827
1100
8
0
43.49% 0.89%
Feb. 24, 1991 38 $84,069
-
$16,489 $22.42
-
3749
1100
8
0
42.60% 7.46%
Feb. 17, 1991 37 $67,580
-
-$6,846 $21.86
-
3092
1100
8
0
35.14% -3.79%
Feb. 10, 1991 36 $74,426
-
- $21.72
-
3426
1100
1
7
38.93% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $313,490
-
  $22.21 14094
35200
25
7
40.04 %  
Cumulative
  $366,404
-
  $19.26
$0.00
21217
44000
25
15
48.22 %  
 
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