Theatre: Longacre
Status: Closed
(April 16, 2004 - May 08, 2004 )
  • Preview: April 16, 2004
  • Open: May 5, 2004
  • Close: May 8, 2004
Play - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

Two scientists battling over the life of an aging gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. “Prymate” deals with the issue of the gorilla’s rights versus the possibility that he may be used to find a cure for a deadly disease.

For The Record:


The original production of “Prymate” opened on Feb 20, 2004 at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Edwin Sherin directed a cast which included Phyllis Frelich, Andre De Shields, Heather Tom & Robert Walden.

Total Gross: $111,855
Average Weekly Gross: $27,964
Total Attendance: 3,303
Average Weekly Attendance: 11%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

Debra Black
Steven Wallace

General Manager:

Soloway, Levy & Mishkin

Company Manager:

Rob Wallner

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group

Production Stage Manager:

Peter Wolf


Mark Medoff


Edwin Sherwin


Colleen Muscha


Jeff Nellis


Graham 04/16/2004 - 05/08/2004
Esther 04/16/2004 - 05/08/2004
Avrum 04/16/2004 - 05/08/2004
Allison 04/16/2004 - 05/08/2004