The Will Rogers Follies

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 1, 1991
  • Opening Date: May 1, 1991
  • Closing Date: September 5, 1993
  • Previews: 33
  • Performances: 981

Music: Cy Coleman

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Peter Stone

Synopsis

The life of Will Rogers, the comedian and headliner of the Ziegfeld Follies, is told through a series of Follies-like variety acts and lavish production numbers, directed and choreographed by Tommy Tune.

 

Opening Night Cast

Keith Carradine in The Will Rogers Follies Keith Carradine Will Rogers
Dee Hoty in The Will Rogers Follies Dee Hoty Betty Blake
Cady Huffman in The Will Rogers Follies Cady Huffman Ziegfeld's Favorite
Dick Latessa in The Will Rogers Follies Dick Latessa Clem Rogers
Gregory Peck in The Will Rogers Follies Gregory Peck The Voice of Mr. Ziegfeld [Recorded voice only]
Paul Ukena, Jr. Wiley Post
B.A. Wild West Show Dog
Bonnie Brackney The Wild West Show
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Stone Peter Stone Book
Cy Coleman Cy Coleman Music
Betty Comden Betty Comden Lyrics
Adolph Green Adolph Green Lyrics
Tommy Tune Tommy Tune Director
Tommy Tune Tommy Tune Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1990 - 1991

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Keith Carradine Nominee
1991 Outstanding Choreography Tommy Tune Winner
1991 Outstanding Music Cy Coleman Winner
1991 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1991 Outstanding Orchestrations Bill Byers Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Best Musical Cy Coleman
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Peter Stone
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Keith Carradine Nominee
1992 Outstanding Choreography Tommy Tune Nominee
1992 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1991 Actor in a Musical Keith Carradine Nominee
1991 Actress in a Musical Dee Hoty Nominee
1991 Book of a Musical Peter Stone Nominee
1991 Choreography Tommy Tune Winner
1991 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Willa Kim Winner
1991 Direction of a Musical Tommy Tune Winner
1991 Featured Actress in a Musical Cady Huffman Nominee
1991 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Jules Fisher Winner
1991 Musical   Winner
1991 Original Score Cy Coleman
Betty Comden
Adolph Green
Winner
1991 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Tony Walton 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
Sep. 5, 1993 14 $329,365
-
$32,472 $39.26
-
8390
1420
8
0
73.86% 7.73%
Aug. 29, 1993 13 $296,893
-
-$39,892 $39.52
-
7512
1420
8
0
66.13% -9.02%
Aug. 22, 1993 12 $336,785
-
$6,314 $39.45
-
8537
1420
8
0
75.15% 2.58%
Aug. 15, 1993 11 $330,471
-
- $40.09
-
8244
1420
8
0
72.57% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,293,514
-
  $39.58 32683
45440
32
0
71.93 %  
Cumulative
  $54,685,976
-
  $46.99
$0.00
1155341
1480430
981
33
78.04 %  
 
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