Rags

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: August 5, 1986
  • Opening Date: August 21, 1986
  • Closing Date: August 23, 1986
  • Previews: 18
  • Performances: 4

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Book: Joseph Stein

Synopsis

In this musical by Charles Strouse, Stephen Schwartz and Joseph Stein, Jewish immigrants in 1910 discover that America does not deliver what they thought it promised even as they find romance, fight for labor equality, and experience disappointment and tragedy.

 

Opening Night Cast

Teresa Stratas Rebecca Hershkowitz
Larry Kert in Rags Larry Kert Nathan Hershkowitz
John Aller Guard
Wealthy New Yorker
Mr. Rosen
Herschel Cohen
Evalyn Baron Anna Cohen
Gabriel Barre in Rags Gabriel Barre Man on Stilts
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Opening Night Production Credits

Joseph Stein Joseph Stein Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
Stephen Schwartz Stephen Schwartz Lyrics
Gene Saks Gene Saks Director
  Ron Field Choreographer
  Beni Montresor Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Teresa Stratas Winner
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Marcia Lewis Nominee
1987 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Judy Kuhn Nominee
1987 Outstanding Music Charles Strouse Nominee
1987 Outstanding Orchestrations Michael Starobin Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1987 Actress in a Musical Teresa Stratas Nominee
1987 Book of a Musical Joseph Stein Nominee
1987 Choreography Ron Field Nominee
1987 Musical   Nominee
1987 Original Score Charles Strouse
Stephen Schwartz
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
Aug. 24, 1986 12 $216,432
-
$30,299 $27.46
-
7883
1603
4
3
70.25% 4.52%
Aug. 17, 1986 11 $186,133
-
$1,617 $22.08
-
8429
1603
0
8
65.73% -8.50%
Aug. 10, 1986 10 $184,516
-
- $22.15
-
8329
1603
0
7
74.23% -
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Totals

Last 3 Weeks
  $587,081
-
  $23.90 24641
35266
4
18
69.87 %  
Cumulative
  $587,081
-
  $23.90
$0.00
24641
35266
4
18
69.87 %  
 
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