King Hedley II

Drama - Original

Virginia Theatre

  • First Preview: April 10, 2001
  • Opening Date: May 1, 2001
  • Closing Date: July 1, 2001
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 72

Playwright: August Wilson

Synopsis

In the 1980s portion of August Wilson's 10-play cycle on African-American life in Pittsburgh, an ex-convict struggles to put the money together to open a video store and turn his life around.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

August Wilson August Wilson Playwright
  Marion McClinton Director
David Gallo David Gallo Scenic Design
Toni-Leslie James Toni-Leslie James Costume Design
Donald Holder Donald Holder Lighting Design
  Rob Milburn Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2000 - 2001

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Charles Brown Winner
2001 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Viola Davis Winner
2001 Outstanding Set Design of a Play David Gallo Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actress in a Play Leslie Uggams Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actress in a Play Viola Davis Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Actor in a Play Brian Stokes Mitchell Nominee
2001 Actress in a Play Leslie Uggams Nominee
2001 Direction of a Play Marion McClinton Nominee
2001 Featured Actor in a Play Charles Brown Nominee
2001 Featured Actress in a Play Viola Davis Winner
2001 Play August Wilson 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
Jul. 1, 2001 5 $241,478
$563,337
$86,865 $37.77
$71.00
6393
1259
8
0
63.47% 24.34%
Jun. 24, 2001 4 $154,613
$563,337
-$29,221 $39.23
$71.00
3941
1259
8
0
39.13% -6.80%
Jun. 17, 2001 3 $183,834
$563,337
$6,353 $39.74
$71.00
4626
1259
8
0
45.93% -1.13%
Jun. 10, 2001 2 $177,481
$563,337
- $37.44
$71.00
4740
1259
8
0
47.06% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $757,406
$2,253,348
  $38.55 19700
40288
32
0
48.90 %  
Cumulative
  $2,479,599
$6,379,192
  $36.30
$71.00
68803
120864
72
24
56.93 %  
 
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