The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves
Theatre: Walter Kerr
Status: Closed
(April 04, 2011 - June 25, 2011 )
  • Rehearsal: August 12, 2011
  • Preview: April 4, 2011
  • Open: April 25, 2011
  • Close: June 25, 2011
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper and wannabe songwriter, who is trying to cope with a schizophrenic wife, an impatient girlfriend and a visit from the Pope, all while sustaining his dream of hitting it big. “The House of Blue Leaves” is a satirical take on celebrity, religion, and the frequent merging of the two.

For The Record:

“The House of Blue Leaves” premiered Off-B’way at the Truck and Warehouse Theatre in 1971. A revival was presented by Lincoln Center at the Mitzi Newhouse in 1986. Jerry Zaks directed a cast which included Swoosie Kurtz, John Mahoney, Stockard Channing, Danny Aiello & Ben Stiller. That production transferred upstairs (and thus, to B’way) to the Vivian Beaumont, and then transferred again to the Plymouth.

Total Gross: $5,707,721
Average Weekly Gross: $475,643
Total Gross Potential: 60%
Total Attendance: 74,693
Average Weekly Attendance: 86%

Staff & Creative Team

Producer:

Scott Rudin

Company Manager:

Chris Morey

Production Manager:

Aurora Productions

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Press Agent:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Production Stage Manager:

Barclay Stiff

Cast

Artie Shaughnessy 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Bananas Shaughnessy 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Bunny Flingus 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Billy Einhorn 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Head Nun 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Ronnie Shaughnessy 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Little Nun 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Second Nun 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Policeman 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
White Man 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011
Corrinna Stroller 04/04/2011 - 06/25/2011