Artist Descending a Staircase

Play - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: November 22, 1989
  • Opening Date: November 30, 1989
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1989
  • Previews: 11
  • Performances: 36

Playwright: Tom Stoppard

Synopsis

Dadaist artists Martello and Beauchamp accuse each other of pushing their elderly (and now traditionalist) colleague Donner down a staircase, in this satirical thriller by Tom Stoppard that follows the men's friendships from 1914 to 1972.

 

Opening Night Cast

Harold Gould Beauchamp
John McMartin in Artist Descending a Staircase John McMartin Donner
Paxton Whitehead in Artist Descending a Staircase Paxton Whitehead Martello
Michael Cumpsty in Artist Descending a Staircase Michael Cumpsty Young Beauchamp
Jim Fyfe Young Martello
Michael Winther in Artist Descending a Staircase Michael Winther Young Donner
Stephanie Roth Sophie
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Author
  Tim Luscombe Director
  Tony Straiges Scenic Design
  Joseph G. Aulisi Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Thomas Morse Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1989 - 1990

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Stephanie Roth Nominee
1990 Outstanding Lighting Design Tharon Musser 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
Dec. 31, 1989 31 $142,637
-
$80,340 $36.46
-
3912
499
8
0
98.00% 40.36%
Dec. 24, 1989 30 $62,297
-
-$1,936 $27.07
-
2301
499
8
0
57.64% -0.20%
Dec. 17, 1989 29 $64,233
-
-$17,525 $27.82
-
2309
499
8
0
57.84% -24.05%
Dec. 10, 1989 28 $81,758
-
- $25.01
-
3269
499
8
0
81.89% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $350,925
-
  $29.09 11791
15968
32
0
73.84 %  
Cumulative
  $478,626
-
  $28.16
$0.00
16636
23453
36
11
70.93 %  
 
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