The Gospel at Colonus (Broadway, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 1988) | Playbill

The Gospel at Colonus



Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music. A bold collaboration, The Gospel at Colonus builds upon the strengths and experiences of its artists to bring this smash hit to life with new clarity on Chicago’s South Side.

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Tony Award
1988 Best Book of a Musical Nominee


(as of Mar 20, 1988) Total Current Gross: $178,736.00 Highest Weekly Gross: $111,320.00 (Week Ending Mar 20, 1988)   Average Ticket Price: $14.33 Average % Capacity: 72.38%


Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Mar 20, 1988 42 $111,320.00 $0.00 $43,904.00 $14.14 $0.00 7,873 1,482 0 8 66.41% -11.93%

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