Biloxi Blues

Comedy - Original

Neil Simon Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 19, 1985
  • Opening Date: March 28, 1985
  • Closing Date: June 28, 1986
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 524

Playwright: Neil Simon

Synopsis

In the second installment of Neil Simon's autobiographical Brighton Beach trilogy, Eugene Jerome (a fictionalized version of Simon) goes into basic training to serve in World War II, finding romance and developing his writing talents by observing the diverse group of men he serves with — and the strange sergeant he serves under.

 

Opening Night Cast

Matthew Broderick in Biloxi Blues Matthew Broderick Eugene Morris Jerome
Randall Edwards Rowena
Barry Miller Arnold Epstein
Penelope Ann Miller Daisy Hannigan
Matt Mulhern Joseph Wykowski
Alan Ruck in Biloxi Blues Alan Ruck Don Carney
William Sadler in Biloxi Blues William Sadler Sgt. Merwin J. Toomey
Geoffrey Sharp James Hennesey
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
Gene Saks Gene Saks Director
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
Ann Roth Ann Roth Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  Thomas Morse Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1984 - 1985

 
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Most Promising Male Performer William Sadler Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Director of a Play Gene Saks Nominee
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Barry Miller Winner
1985 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play William Sadler Nominee
1985 Outstanding New Play   Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Best Play Neil Simon Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Outstanding Debut Performance Barry Miller Winner
1985 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Theatre World Award Barry Miller Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1985 Direction of a Play Gene Saks Winner
1985 Featured Actor in a Play Barry Miller Winner
1985 Play   Winner

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 $136,340
-
$27,534 $21.51
-
6337
1336
8
0
59.29% 9.04%
Jun. 22, 1986 3 $108,806
-
$3,830 $20.26
-
5371
1336
8
0
50.25% 2.62%
Jun. 15, 1986 2 $104,976
-
$4,608 $20.62
-
5091
1336
8
0
47.63% 1.62%
Jun. 8, 1986 1 $100,368
-
- $20.41
-
4918
1336
8
0
46.01% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $450,490
-
  $20.70 21717
42752
32
0
50.80 %  
Cumulative
  $10,760,653
-
  $25.67
$0.00
410573
598528
448
0
68.60 %  
 
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