Taboo

Musical - Original

Plymouth Theatre

  • First Preview: October 28, 2003
  • Opening Date: November 13, 2003
  • Closing Date: February 8, 2004
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 100

Book: Charles Busch

Music: Boy George

Lyrics: Boy George

Synopsis

Pop star Boy George wrote the score for this autobiographical ode to the London club scene of the 1980s. In the musical, Boy George becomes a star thanks to the success of the pop group Culture Club and mentoring by performance artist Leigh Bowery.

 

Opening Night Cast

Boy George in Taboo Boy George Leigh Bowery
Euan Morton in Taboo Euan Morton George O'Dowd
Raúl Esparza in Taboo Raúl Esparza Philip Sallon
Sarah Uriarte Berry in Taboo Sarah Uriarte Berry Nicola
Jeffrey Carlson in Taboo Jeffrey Carlson Marilyn
Liz McCartney in Taboo Liz McCartney Big Sue
Cary Shields in Taboo Cary Shields Marcus
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Charles Busch Book
Boy George Boy George Music
  Kevan Frost Co-Composer
  John Themis Music Co-Writer
  Richie Stevens Music Co-Writer
Boy George Boy George Lyrics
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2003 - 2004

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Euan Morton Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Jeffrey Carlson Nominee
2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Raúl Esparza Winner
2004 Outstanding Lyrics Boy George Nominee
2004 Outstanding Music Boy George Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Distinguished Production of a Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Euan Morton Nominee
2004 Outstanding Costume Design Mike Nicholls
Bobby Pearce
Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Theatre World Award Euan Morton Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2004 Actor in a Musical Euan Morton Nominee
2004 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Mike Nicholls
Bobby Pearce
Nominee
2004 Featured Actor in a Musical Raúl Esparza Nominee
2004 Original Score Boy George 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
Feb. 8, 2004 37 $443,275
$760,058
$147,923 $59.76
$101.25
7418
1093
8
0
84.84% 26.43%
Feb. 1, 2004 36 $295,352
$760,058
-$6,346 $57.83
$101.25
5107
1093
8
0
58.41% -2.02%
Jan. 25, 2004 35 $301,698
$760,058
$18,635 $57.10
$101.25
5284
1093
8
0
60.43% 6.47%
Jan. 18, 2004 34 $283,063
$760,058
- $60.00
$101.25
4718
1093
8
0
53.96% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,323,388
$3,040,232
  $58.67 22527
34976
32
0
64.41 %  
Cumulative
  $4,894,998
$11,018,883
  $71.06
$101.25
70160
126788
100
16
55.34 %  
 
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