Topdog / Underdog

Comedy - Original

Ambassador Theatre

  • First Preview: March 12, 2002
  • Opening Date: April 7, 2002
  • Closing Date: August 11, 2002
  • Previews: 31
  • Performances: 144

Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks

Synopsis

Two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, play a game of three-card monte that leads to a reenactment of the deadly meeting of their namesakes in Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

 

Opening Night Cast

Mos Def in Topdog / Underdog Mos Def Booth
Jeffrey Wright in Topdog / Underdog Jeffrey Wright Lincoln
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Opening Night Production Credits

Suzan-Lori Parks Suzan-Lori Parks Writer
George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe Director
  Riccardo Hernandez Scenic Design
ESosa ESosa Costume Design
  Scott Zielinski Lighting Design
Dan Moses Schreier Dan Moses Schreier Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 2001 - 2002

 
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Outstanding Actor in a Play Jeffrey Wright Nominee
2002 Outstanding Play Suzan-Lori Parks Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Distinguished Production of a Play   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 John Gassner Award Suzan-Lori Parks Winner
2002 Outstanding Director of a Play George C. Wolfe Nominee
2002 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Nominee
2002 Special Award   Winner

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Suzan-Lori Parks Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Theatre World Award   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2002 Actor in a Play Jeffrey Wright Nominee
2002 Play   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
Aug. 11, 2002 11 $404,277
$517,766
$145,417 $45.66
$76.25
8855
1109
8
0
99.81% 28.83%
Aug. 4, 2002 10 $258,860
$517,766
-$24,403 $41.11
$76.25
6297
1109
8
0
70.98% 0.94%
Jul. 28, 2002 9 $283,263
$517,766
$34,072 $45.58
$76.25
6214
1109
8
0
70.04% 8.88%
Jul. 21, 2002 8 $249,191
$517,766
- $45.93
$76.25
5426
1109
8
0
61.16% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,195,591
$2,071,064
  $44.57 26792
35488
32
0
75.50 %  
Cumulative
  $5,405,007
$11,325,847
  $43.42
$76.25
121725
194075
144
31
62.72 %  
 
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