Democracy

Drama - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

  • First Preview: November 3, 2004
  • Opening Date: November 18, 2004
  • Closing Date: April 17, 2005
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 173

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Synopsis

Michael Frayn's political thriller is based on the true story of Willy Brandt, a German chancellor who was destroyed by an East German spy who infiltrated his office by acting as his secretary.

 

Opening Night Cast

James Naughton in Democracy James Naughton Willy Brandt
Richard Thomas in Democracy Richard Thomas G√ľnter Guillaume
Robert Prosky Herbert Wehner
Michael Cumpsty in Democracy Michael Cumpsty Arno Kretschmann
Terry Beaver in Democracy Terry Beaver Reinhard Wilke
John Dossett in Democracy John Dossett Helmut Schmidt
Julian Gamble in Democracy Julian Gamble Ulrich Bauhaus
John Christopher Jones in Democracy John Christopher Jones Hans-Dietrich Genscher
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Frayn Playwright
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
Peter J. Davison Peter J. Davison Scenic Design
  Sue Wilmington Costume Design
Mark Henderson Mark Henderson Lighting Design
  Neil Alexander Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2004 - 2005

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Outstanding Play Michael Frayn Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2005 Play   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
Apr. 17, 2005 46 $168,615
$660,140
$23,646 $40.46
$95.00
4167
1052
8
0
49.51% 15.15%
Apr. 10, 2005 45 $144,969
$660,140
-$9,244 $50.13
$95.00
2892
1052
8
0
34.36% -3.25%
Apr. 3, 2005 44 $154,213
$660,140
-$2,876 $48.72
$95.00
3165
1052
8
0
37.61% -1.87%
Mar. 27, 2005 43 $157,089
$660,140
- $47.27
$95.00
3323
1052
8
0
39.48% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $624,886
$2,640,560
  $46.65 13547
33664
32
0
40.24 %  
Cumulative
  $7,091,677
$15,085,656
  $55.79
$95.00
124982
199506
173
17
62.65 %  
 
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