The Chairs

Comedy - Revival

John Golden Theatre

  • First Preview: March 24, 1998
  • Opening Date: April 1, 1998
  • Closing Date: June 13, 1998
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 74

Playwright: Eugene Ionesco

Synopsis

An eccentric old couple entertains and provides chairs for a growing number of invisible guests, in Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play.

 

Opening Night Cast

Geraldine McEwan in The Chairs Geraldine McEwan Old Woman
Richard Briers in The Chairs Richard Briers Old Man
Mick Barnfather in The Chairs Mick Barnfather Orator
Sarah Baxter in The Chairs Sarah Baxter Others
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Opening Night Production Credits

Eugene Ionesco Eugene Ionesco Playwright
  Martin Crimp Translator
Simon McBurney Simon McBurney Director
  Quay Brothers Design
  Paul Anderson Lighting Design
Paul Arditti Paul Arditti Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1997 - 1998

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Play Richard Briers Nominee
1998 Outstanding Director of a Play Simon McBurney Nominee
1998 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Anderson Nominee
1998 Outstanding Revival of a Play Eugene Ionesco Nominee
1998 Outstanding Set Design of a Play   Winner
1998 Outstanding Sound Design Paul Arditti Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Distinguished Production of a Revival   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1998 Actor in a Play Richard Briers Nominee
1998 Actress in a Play Geraldine McEwan Nominee
1998 Direction of a Play Simon McBurney Nominee
1998 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Paul Anderson Nominee
1998 Revival of a Play   Nominee
1998 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Quay Brothers 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. 14, 1998 2 $235,837
$285,437
$75,765 $43.67
$60.00
5400
805
7
0
95.83% 23.35%
Jun. 7, 1998 1 $160,072
$285,437
$26,442 $39.19
$60.00
4084
805
7
0
72.48% 14.80%
May 31, 1998 52 $133,630
$285,437
-$34,345 $41.12
$60.00
3250
805
7
0
57.68% -18.65%
May 24, 1998 51 $167,975
$285,437
- $39.05
$60.00
4301
805
7
0
76.33% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $697,514
$1,141,748
  $40.76 17035
22540
28
0
75.58 %  
Cumulative
  $1,830,517
$3,425,244
  $37.53
$60.00
48303
67620
74
10
71.43 %  
 
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