Play On!

Musical - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 4, 1997
  • Opening Date: March 20, 1997
  • Closing Date: May 11, 1997
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 61

Book: Cheryl L. West

Synopsis

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is re-set in 1940s Harlem to the music of Duke Ellington. In this retelling, would-be songwriter Vy must disguise herself as a man to get her songs heard by bandleader Duke and sung by the Cotton Club's star singer Lady Liv.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  Cheryl L. West Book
  Duke Ellington Composer
Sheldon Epps Sheldon Epps Director
  Mercedes Ellington Choreographer
  James Leonard Joy Scenic Design
  Marianna Elliot Costume Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical André De Shields Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Actress in a Musical Tonya Pinkins Nominee
1997 Featured Actor in a Musical André De Shields Nominee
1997 Orchestrations Luther Henderson 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
May 11, 1997 50 $140,424
-
$21,757 $23.49
$70.00
5979
1030
8
0
72.56% 11.77%
May 4, 1997 49 $118,667
-
-$2,906 $23.69
$70.00
5009
1030
8
0
60.79% -15.75%
Apr. 27, 1997 48 $121,573
-
$560 $19.28
$70.00
6307
1030
8
0
76.54% 5.53%
Apr. 20, 1997 47 $121,013
-
- $20.68
$70.00
5851
1030
8
0
71.01% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $501,677
-
  $21.79 23146
32960
32
0
70.22 %  
Cumulative
  $1,402,692
-
  $22.94
$70.00
61278
82400
61
19
74.37 %  
 
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