Theatre: Lyceum
Status: Closed
(October 28, 2005 - January 08, 2006 )
  • Preview: October 28, 2005
  • Open: November 10, 2005
  • Close: January 8, 2006
Play - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

A new play with music by Stephen Temperley which imagines events surrounding the musical career of Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy society eccentric of the 1930s and 40s who suffered under the illusion that she was a great coloratura soprano – in fact the opposite was true. Nevertheless, her annual charity recitals at the Ritz Carlton and performances at other venues brought her cult status, especially as news of her unfortunate singing spread, culminating in her legendary sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.

For The Record:

“Souvenir” had its World Premiere at the York Theater in Nov 2004.  Vivian Matalon directed a cast which included Judy Kaye & Jack Lee.

Total Gross: $945,935
Average Weekly Gross: $85,994
Total Attendance: 21,953
Average Weekly Attendance: 38%

Staff & Creative Team


Ted Snowdon

Casting Director:

Barry Moss Casting

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group


HHC Marketing

Production Stage Manager:

Jack Gianino


Vivian Matalon


Ann Wrightson

Musical Supervisor:

Tom Helm


Cosme McKoon 10/28/2005 - 01/08/2006
Florence Foster Jenkins 10/28/2005 - 01/08/2006