Benefactors

Play - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 12, 1985
  • Opening Date: December 22, 1985
  • Closing Date: June 29, 1986
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 217

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Synopsis

An architect's decision to build a development in a slum in South London is mocked by his journalist friend, as both men and their wives look at the state of their ideals and their marriages.

 

Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Frayn Writer
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
  Michael Annals Scenic Design
  John Dunn Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Joseph P. Harris Associates General Manager
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1985 - 1986

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Best Foreign Play Michael Frayn Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Actress in a Play Mary Beth Hurt Nominee
1986 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
Jun. 29, 1986 4 $90,627
-
$8,638 $24.82
-
3652
1088
8
0
41.96% 4.62%
Jun. 22, 1986 3 $81,989
-
-$36,258 $25.42
-
3226
1080
8
0
37.34% -16.68%
Jun. 15, 1986 2 $118,247
-
-$3,693 $25.34
-
4667
1080
8
0
54.02% -0.09%
Jun. 8, 1986 1 $121,940
-
- $26.08
-
4675
1080
8
0
54.11% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $412,803
-
  $25.41 16220
34624
32
0
46.85 %  
Cumulative
  $4,572,197
-
  $28.05
$0.00
161517
247384
217
12
65.29 %  
 
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