Grind

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 25, 1985
  • Opening Date: April 16, 1985
  • Closing Date: June 22, 1985
  • Previews: 25
  • Performances: 71

Music: Larry Grossman

Lyrics: Ellen Fitzhugh

Book: Fay Kanin

Synopsis

In a Depression-era burlesque theatre, a black comic attempts to build a relationship with a stripper, an Irish ex-terrorist haunted by his past takes a job as a stooge for a blind comic, and everyone must confront their own hardships and the racism that divides the company.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  Fay Kanin Book
  Larry Grossman Music
  Ellen Fitzhugh Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Lester Wilson Choreographer
  Clarke Dunham Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Timothy Nolen Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Leilani Jones Winner
1985 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Sharon Murray Nominee
1985 Outstanding Lighting Design Ken Billington Nominee
1985 Outstanding Lyrics Ellen Fitzhugh Nominee
1985 Outstanding Music Larry Grossman Nominee
1985 Outstanding Orchestrations Bill Byers Nominee
1985 Outstanding Set Design Clarke Dunham Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Theatre World Award Leilani Jones Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Book of a Musical Fay Kanin Nominee
1985 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Florence Klotz Winner
1985 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Nominee
1985 Featured Actress in a Musical Leilani Jones Winner
1985 Musical   Nominee
1985 Original Score Larry Grossman
Ellen Fitzhugh
Nominee
1985 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Clarke Dunham 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
Jun. 16, 1985 2 $146,812
-
-$42,441 $29.82
-
4924
1591
8
0
38.69% -6.89%
Jun. 9, 1985 1 $189,253
-
- $32.62
-
5801
1591
8
0
45.58% -
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Totals

Last 2 Weeks
  $336,065
-
  $31.22 10725
25456
16
0
42.13 %  
Cumulative
  $336,065
-
  $31.22
$0.00
10725
25456
16
0
42.13 %  
 
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