Orpheus Descending

Drama - Revival

Neil Simon Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: September 13, 1989
  • Opening Date: September 24, 1989
  • Closing Date: December 17, 1989
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 97

Playwright: Tennessee Williams

Synopsis

A Sicilian immigrant's daughter, unhappily running a dry-goods store in the South and tending to her dying husband, is reawakened by a mysterious drifter who appears in town.

 

Opening Night Cast

Kevin Anderson in Orpheus Descending Kevin Anderson Val Xavier
Tammy Grimes in Orpheus Descending Tammy Grimes Vee Talbott
Vanessa Redgrave in Orpheus Descending Vanessa Redgrave Lady Torrance
Anne Twomey Carol Cutrere
Patti Allison Dolly Hamma
Lewis Arlt David Cutrere
Lynn Cohen in Orpheus Descending Lynn Cohen Townsperson
Constance Crawford Woman
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tennessee Williams Tennessee Williams Writer
  Peter Hall Director
  Alison Chitty Scenic Design
  Alison Chitty Costume Design
Paul Pyant Paul Pyant Lighting Design
  Neil Peter Jampolis Lighting Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1989 - 1990

 
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Awards


Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actress in a Play Vanessa Redgrave Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1990 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Paul Pyant
Neil Peter Jampolis
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. 17, 1989 29 $223,841
-
$2,340 $28.37
-
7889
1320
8
0
74.71% 5.51%
Dec. 10, 1989 28 $221,501
-
$11,076 $30.31
-
7307
1320
8
0
69.20% 2.92%
Dec. 3, 1989 27 $210,425
-
-$7,172 $30.07
-
6999
1320
8
0
66.28% 4.08%
Nov. 26, 1989 26 $217,597
-
- $33.13
-
6568
1320
8
0
62.20% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $873,364
-
  $30.47 28763
42240
32
0
68.09 %  
Cumulative
  $3,598,732
-
  $31.14
$0.00
115625
145200
97
13
79.63 %  
 
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