The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Comedy - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: February 7, 1997
  • Opening Date: February 27, 1997
  • Closing Date: June 28, 1998
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 556

Playwright: Alfred Uhry

Synopsis

Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning look at anti-semitism in the South centers on the planning of the Atlanta Jewish community's annual Ballyhoo ball during the excitement surrounding the premiere of Gone with the Wind.

 

Opening Night Cast

Arija Bareikis in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Arija Bareikis Sunny Freitag
Terry Beaver in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Terry Beaver Adolph Freitag
Jessica Hecht in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Jessica Hecht Lala Levy
Dana Ivey in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Dana Ivey Boo Levy
Stephen Largay in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Stephen Largay Peachy Weil
Paul Rudd in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Paul Rudd Joe Farkas
Celia Weston in The Last Night of Ballyhoo Celia Weston Reba Freitag
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alfred Uhry Alfred Uhry Playwright
  Ron Lagomarsino Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Set Design
Jane Greenwood Jane Greenwood Costume Design
Kenneth Posner Kenneth Posner Lighting Design
Tony Meola Tony Meola Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1996 - 1997

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Celia Weston Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Dana Ivey Winner
1997 Outstanding New Play Alfred Uhry Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Distinguished Production of a Play   Winner
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Play Dana Ivey Nominee
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Jane Greenwood Nominee
1997 Outstanding Director of a Play Ron Lagomarsino Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Terry Beaver Winner
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Celia Weston Winner
1997 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Theatre World Award Terry Beaver Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Featured Actor in a Play Terry Beaver Nominee
1997 Featured Actress in a Play Dana Ivey Nominee
1997 Featured Actress in a Play Celia Weston Nominee
1997 Play   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
Jun. 28, 1998 4 $185,094
$259,695
$46,322 $49.49
$55.00
3740
597
8
0
78.31% 18.93%
Jun. 21, 1998 3 $138,772
$259,695
$8,584 $48.93
$55.00
2836
597
8
0
59.38% 3.68%
Jun. 14, 1998 2 $130,188
$259,695
$16,279 $48.94
$55.00
2660
597
8
0
55.70% 5.68%
Jun. 7, 1998 1 $113,909
$259,695
- $47.68
$55.00
2389
597
8
0
50.02% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $567,963
$1,038,780
  $48.76 11625
19104
32
0
60.85 %  
Cumulative
  $11,548,547
$14,542,920
  $47.13
$55.00
243216
346260
556
24
70.24 %  
 
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