The Capeman

Musical - Original

Marquis Theatre

  • First Preview: December 1, 1997
  • Opening Date: January 29, 1998
  • Closing Date: March 28, 1998
  • Previews: 59
  • Performances: 68

Lyrics: Paul Simon, Derek Walcott

Book: Paul Simon, Derek Walcott

Music: Paul Simon

Synopsis

Paul Simon made his Broadway debut as a composer with this musical based on the true story of Salvador Agron, who murdered two teenagers in the 1950s but turned his life around while in prison. Simon co-wrote the book and lyrics with the poet Derek Walcott.

 

Opening Night Cast

Ruben Blades in The Capeman Ruben Blades Salvador Agrón (age 36-42)
Marc Anthony in The Capeman Marc Anthony Sal Agrón (age 16-20)
Ednita Nazario in The Capeman Ednita Nazario Esmeralda Agrón
Renoly Santiago in The Capeman Renoly Santiago Tony Hernandez
Natascia Diaz in The Capeman Natascia Diaz Yolanda
Philip Hernández in The Capeman Philip Hernández Reverend González
Luba Mason in The Capeman Luba Mason Mrs. Krzesinski
Ensemble
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Paul Simon Book
  Derek Walcott Book
  Paul Simon Music
  Paul Simon Lyrics
  Derek Walcott Lyrics
  Mark Morris Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Renoly Santiago Nominee
1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Ednita Nazario Nominee
1998 Outstanding Music Paul Simon Nominee
1998 Outstanding Orchestrations Stanley Silverman Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Theatre World Award Ednita Nazario Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Orchestrations Stanley Silverman Nominee
1998 Original Score Paul Simon
Derek Walcott
Nominee
1998 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
Mar. 29, 1998 43 $508,007
$817,832
$55,927 $61.88
$75.00
8210
1589
8
0
64.58% -8.76%
Mar. 22, 1998 42 $452,080
$817,832
$52,616 $48.49
$75.00
9323
1589
8
0
73.34% 7.93%
Mar. 15, 1998 41 $399,464
$817,832
$21,735 $48.04
$75.00
8315
1589
8
0
65.41% 8.39%
Mar. 8, 1998 40 $377,729
$817,832
- $52.11
$75.00
7248
1589
8
0
57.02% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,737,280
$3,271,328
  $52.63 33096
50848
32
0
65.09 %  
Cumulative
  $8,038,402
$12,444,292
  $53.06
$75.00
152983
201803
68
59
75.81 %  
 
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