City of Angels

Musical - Original

Virginia Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 21, 1989
  • Opening Date: December 11, 1989
  • Closing Date: January 19, 1992
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 879

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: David Zippel

Book: Larry Gelbart

Synopsis

A disillusioned crime novelist adapts his latest novel into a screenplay as his marriage falls apart. At the same time, we see the adventures of his detective, presented as if in a black-and-white film. The detective has a way with women but is forever haunted by the one who got away, in this musical spoof of film noir crime movies and Hollywood's treatment of writers.

 

Opening Night Cast

Gregg Edelman in City of Angels Gregg Edelman Stine
James Naughton in City of Angels James Naughton Stone
René Auberjonois in City of Angels René Auberjonois Buddy Fidler
Irwin S. Irving
Randy Graff in City of Angels Randy Graff Oolie
Donna
Dee Hoty in City of Angels Dee Hoty Carla Haywood
Alaura Kingsley
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Larry Gelbart Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Music
David Zippel David Zippel Lyrics
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
  Walter Painter Musical Numbers Staged
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Musical James Naughton Winner
1990 Outstanding Book of a Musical Larry Gelbart Winner
1990 Outstanding Costume Design Florence Klotz Nominee
1990 Outstanding Director of a Musical Michael Blakemore Nominee
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical René Auberjonois Nominee
1990 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Randy Graff Winner
1990 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Gallo Nominee
1990 Outstanding Lyrics David Zippel Winner
1990 Outstanding Music Cy Coleman Winner
1990 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1990 Outstanding Orchestrations Bill Byers Winner
1990 Outstanding Set Design Robin Wagner Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Best Musical Cy Coleman
David Zippel
Larry Gelbart
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Musical René Auberjonois Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Musical James Naughton Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Dee Hoty Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Randy Graff Nominee
1990 Outstanding Costume Design   Winner
1990 Outstanding Director Michael Blakemore Winner
1990 Outstanding Lighting Design   Winner
1990 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1990 Outstanding Set Design   Winner
1990 Special Award Larry Gelbart Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Actor in a Musical Gregg Edelman Nominee
1990 Actor in a Musical James Naughton Winner
1990 Book of a Musical Larry Gelbart Winner
1990 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Florence Klotz Nominee
1990 Direction of a Musical Michael Blakemore Nominee
1990 Featured Actor in a Musical René Auberjonois Nominee
1990 Featured Actress in a Musical Randy Graff Winner
1990 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Paul Gallo Nominee
1990 Musical   Winner
1990 Original Score Cy Coleman
David Zippel
Winner
1990 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Robin Wagner Winner

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
Jan. 19, 1992 33 $325,627
-
$43,432 $36.78
-
8854
1226
8
0
90.27% 12.43%
Jan. 12, 1992 32 $282,195
-
-$44,900 $36.96
-
7635
1226
8
0
77.84% -5.11%
Jan. 5, 1992 31 $327,095
-
-$103,428 $40.20
-
8136
1226
8
0
82.95% -10.22%
Dec. 29, 1991 30 $430,523
-
- $47.11
-
9138
1226
8
0
93.17% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,365,440
-
  $40.26 33763
39232
32
0
86.06 %  
Cumulative
  $45,328,992
-
  $44.43
$0.00
1013486
1107448
879
24
91.52 %  
 
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