The Invention of Love

Drama - Original

Lyceum Theatre

  • First Preview: March 1, 2001
  • Opening Date: March 29, 2001
  • Closing Date: June 30, 2001
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 108

Playwright: Tom Stoppard

Synopsis

Tom Stoppard envisions the venerated English poet A.E. Houseman taking his final journey across the river Styx and meeting (and interacting with) his younger self, seen as a student at Oxford dealing with unrequited love for a classmate.

 

Opening Night Cast

Daniel Davis in The Invention of Love Daniel Davis Bunthorne
Oscar Wilde
Neal Dodson Ensemble
Richard Easton in The Invention of Love Richard Easton A.E. Houseman, aged 77
Mireille Enos in The Invention of Love Mireille Enos Katharine Houseman
David Harbour in The Invention of Love David Harbour Moses John Jackson
Paul Hecht John Ruskin
Jerome K. Jerome
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Playwright
  Bob James Original Music
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Director
Bob Crowley Bob Crowley Set Design
Bob Crowley Bob Crowley Costume Design
Brian MacDevitt Brian MacDevitt Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play Richard Easton Winner
2001 Outstanding Director of a Play Jack O'Brien Winner
2001 Outstanding Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt Nominee
2001 Outstanding Play Tom Stoppard Nominee
2001 Outstanding Set Design of a Play Bob Crowley Winner

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Distinguished Production of a Play   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Best Play Tom Stoppard Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Outstanding Actor in a Play Richard Easton Winner
2001 Outstanding Director of a Play Jack O'Brien Winner
2001 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Robert Sean Leonard Winner
2001 Outstanding Lighting Design Brian MacDevitt Winner
2001 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee
2001 Outstanding Set Design Bob Crowley Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2001 Actor in a Play Richard Easton Winner
2001 Direction of a Play Jack O'Brien Nominee
2001 Featured Actor in a Play Robert Sean Leonard Winner
2001 Play Tom Stoppard Nominee
2001 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Bob Crowley 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
Jul. 1, 2001 5 $299,018
$404,321
$39,846 $42.78
$60.00
6989
906
8
0
96.43% 10.89%
Jun. 24, 2001 4 $259,172
$404,321
$30,011 $41.80
$60.00
6200
906
8
0
85.54% 10.64%
Jun. 17, 2001 3 $229,161
$404,321
$10,723 $42.21
$60.00
5429
906
8
0
74.90% 5.38%
Jun. 10, 2001 2 $218,438
$404,321
- $43.35
$60.00
5039
906
8
0
69.52% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,005,789
$1,617,284
  $42.53 23657
28992
32
0
81.60 %  
Cumulative
  $3,918,862
$6,724,887
  $37.45
$60.00
104598
126006
108
31
83.01 %  
 
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