A Touch of the Poet
Theatre: Studio 54
Status: Closed
(November 11, 2005 - January 29, 2006 )
  • Preview: November 11, 2005
  • Open: December 8, 2005
  • Close: January 29, 2006
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

Set in a shabby tavern outside Boston in 1828, "A Touch of the Poet" introduces an Irish immigrant who fancies himself as a distinguished gentleman despite all evidence to the contrary. Down-on-his-luck, he finds himself in a quandary when his daughter falls for the son of a wealthy American, and he insists on maintaining his European gentility.

For The Record:

”A Touch of the Poet” originally opened on Oct 2 1958 at the Helen Hayes (210 W 46th St) under the auspices of The Producers Theatre/Robert Whitehead.  Harold Clurman staged the production which featured Helen Hayes, Eric Portman & Kim Stanley.  It has been revived on B’way twice, in 1967 and 1977.

Total Gross: $3,609,646
Average Weekly Gross: $300,804
Total Gross Potential: 63%
Total Attendance: 69,042
Average Weekly Attendance: 76%

Staff & Creative Team

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group

Press Agent:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Production Stage Manager:

Peter Hanson

Director:

Doug Hughes

Settings & Costumes:

Santo Loquasto

Sound & Original Music:

David Van Tieghem

Cast

Cornelius Melody 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Nora Melody 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Sara Melody 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Nicholas Gadsby 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Jamie Cregan 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Deborah 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Paddy O'Dowd 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006
Dan Roche 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2005
Mickey Maloy 11/11/2005 - 01/29/2006