Jelly's Last Jam

Musical - Original

Virginia Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 1, 1992
  • Opening Date: April 26, 1992
  • Closing Date: September 5, 1993
  • Previews: 25
  • Performances: 569

Book: George C. Wolfe

Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead

Music: Jelly Roll Morton

Synopsis

The troubled legacy of Jelly Roll Morton, a Creole man who claimed to have invented jazz but always shunned the black side of his heritage, is examined in musical terms as Morton faces death.

 

Opening Night Cast

Gregory Hines in Jelly's Last Jam Gregory Hines Jelly Roll Morton
Savion Glover in Jelly's Last Jam Savion Glover Young Jelly
Keith David in Jelly's Last Jam Keith David Chimney Man
Mary Bond Davis in Jelly's Last Jam Mary Bond Davis Miss Mamie
Ann Duquesnay in Jelly's Last Jam Ann Duquesnay Gran Mimi
Stanley Wayne  Mathis in Jelly's Last Jam Stanley Wayne Mathis Jack the Bear
Tonya Pinkins in Jelly's Last Jam Tonya Pinkins Anita
Ruben Santiago-Hudson in Jelly's Last Jam Ruben Santiago-Hudson Buddy Bolden
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Opening Night Production Credits

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe Book
  Jelly Roll Morton Music
  Luther Henderson Additional Music
  Susan Birkenhead Lyrics
George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe Director
Hope Clarke Hope Clarke Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1991 - 1992

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Most Promising Female Performer Tonya Pinkins Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gregory Hines Winner
1992 Outstanding Book of a Musical George C. Wolfe Winner
1992 Outstanding Choreography Hope Clarke
Gregory Hines
Ted L. Levy
Nominee
1992 Outstanding Choreography Hope Clarke Nominee
1992 Outstanding Choreography Gregory Hines Nominee
1992 Outstanding Costume Design Toni-Leslie James Nominee
1992 Outstanding Director of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
1992 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Savion Glover Nominee
1992 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Winner
1992 Outstanding Lighting Design Jules Fisher Winner
1992 Outstanding Lyrics Susan Birkenhead Winner
1992 Outstanding Musical Margo Lion Nominee
1992 Outstanding Orchestrations Luther Henderson Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gregory Hines Nominee
1993 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Winner
1993 Outstanding Choreography Hope Clarke
Gregory Hines
Ted L. Levy
Winner
1993 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Actor in a Musical Gregory Hines Winner
1992 Book of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
1992 Choreography Hope Clarke
Ted L. Levy
Gregory Hines
Nominee
1992 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Toni-Leslie James Nominee
1992 Direction of a Musical George C. Wolfe Nominee
1992 Featured Actor in a Musical Keith David Nominee
1992 Featured Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Winner
1992 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Winner
1992 Musical   Nominee
1992 Original Score Jelly Roll Morton
Luther Henderson
Susan Birkenhead
Nominee
1992 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robin Wagner 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
Sep. 5, 1993 14 $356,456
-
$55,653 $42.48
-
8391
1233
8
0
85.07% 7.11%
Aug. 29, 1993 13 $300,803
-
-$9,082 $39.12
-
7690
1233
8
0
77.96% -0.13%
Aug. 22, 1993 12 $309,885
-
-$16,737 $40.23
-
7703
1233
8
0
78.09% -1.00%
Aug. 15, 1993 11 $326,622
-
- $41.87
-
7801
1233
8
0
79.09% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,293,766
-
  $40.92 31585
39456
32
0
80.05 %  
Cumulative
  $31,571,770
-
  $46.65
$0.00
666946
739656
569
25
90.17 %  
 
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