Taking Sides

Drama - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

  • First Preview: October 4, 1996
  • Opening Date: October 17, 1996
  • Closing Date: December 29, 1996
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 85

Playwright: Ronald Harwood

Synopsis

Ronald Harwood's play is based on the true story of German classical conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler, who worked with the Nazis during World War II and found himself ostracized afterwards.

Notes:

Taking Sides was originally presented at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, England, on May 15, 1995.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ed Harris in Taking Sides Ed Harris Major Steve Arnold
Daniel Massey Wilhelm Furtwängler
Ann Dowd in Taking Sides Ann Dowd Tamara Sachs
Elizabeth Marvel in Taking Sides Elizabeth Marvel Emmi Straube
Michael Stuhlbarg in Taking Sides Michael Stuhlbarg Lieutenant David Wills
Norbert Weisser Helmuth Rode
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ronald Harwood Writer
  David Jones Director
  David Jenkins Scenic Design
Theoni V. Aldredge Theoni V. Aldredge Costume Design
Howell Binkley Howell Binkley Lighting Design
  Peter J. Fitzgerald 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 Actor in a Play Daniel Massey Nominee

Drama League

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

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding New Broadway 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
Dec. 29, 1996 31 $132,532
-
$36,389 $28.79
$45.00
4603
1109
8
0
51.88% 3.83%
Dec. 22, 1996 30 $96,143
-
-$15,984 $22.55
$45.00
4263
1109
8
0
48.05% -1.30%
Dec. 15, 1996 29 $112,127
-
-$25,938 $25.61
$45.00
4378
1109
8
0
49.35% -10.23%
Dec. 8, 1996 28 $138,065
-
- $26.12
$45.00
5286
1109
8
0
59.58% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $478,867
-
  $25.77 18530
35488
32
0
52.21 %  
Cumulative
  $2,576,311
-
  $21.06
$45.00
118981
178200
163
37
66.77 %  
 
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