The Piano Lesson (Broadway, Walter Kerr Theatre, 1990) | Playbill

The Piano Lesson

Broadway
Original


SYNOPSIS:

A battle is brewing in the Charles household. At the center lies the family’s prized heirloom piano. On one side, a brother plans to build the family fortune by selling it. On the other, a sister will go to any length to keep it and preserve the family history. Only their uncle stands in between. But even he can’t hold back the ghosts of the past.

People (41)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Director of a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding New Play Winner
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1990 Best Play Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1990 Outstanding Director Nominee
1990 Outstanding New Broadway Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Debut Performance Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner
Theatre World Awards
1990 Theatre World Award Winner
1990 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1990 Play Nominee
1990 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1990 Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Best Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominee

QUICK STATS

(as of Jan 27, 1991) Total Current Gross: $6,396,570.00 Highest Weekly Gross: $197,507.00 (Week Ending May 27, 1990)   Average Ticket Price: $24.63 Average % Capacity: 81.26%

Grosses

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
Jan 27, 1991 34 $172,255.00 $0.00 $30,591.00 $26.30 $0.00 6,550 949 8 0 86.28% 7.50%
Jan 20, 1991 33 $141,664.00 $0.00 $20,712.00 $23.69 $0.00 5,981 949 8 0 78.78% 10.01%
Jan 13, 1991 32 $120,952.00 $0.00 -$2,640.00 $23.17 $0.00 5,221 949 8 0 68.77% -0.38%
Jan 6, 1991 31 $123,592.00 $0.00 -$60,029.00 $23.54 $0.00 5,250 949 8 0 69.15% -18.85%
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