The Lion In Winter

The Lion In Winter
Theatre: Criterion Center Stage Right
Status: Closed
(February 20, 1999 - May 30, 1999 )
  • Preview: February 20, 1999
  • Open: March 11, 1999
  • Close: May 30, 1999
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 5mins

"The Lion In Winter" is the 1966 play depicting the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and their guests during Christmas, 1183.

For The Record:

The original production of “The Lion in Winter” opened on March 3, 1966 at the Ambassador under the auspices of Eugene V Wolsk, Walter A Hyman, Alan King & Emanuel Azenberg.  Noel Willman directed a cast which included Robert Preston,  Rosemary Harris, Christopher Walken &  James Rado. The success of the play resulted in its 1968 adaption into a major motion picture under the auspices of Joseph E Levine of Avco/Embassy Pictures with screenplay by Mr Goldman, direction by Anthony Harvey and featured a cast which included Peter O'Toole as Henry II, Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor, Anthony Hopkins as Richard Lionheart and Timothy Dalton as Philip among others.

Total Gross: $2,099,821
Average Weekly Gross: $139,988
Total Attendance: 51,829
Average Weekly Attendance: 90%

Staff & Creative Team

Advertising Representative:

Eliran Murphy Group

Press Agent:


Production Stage Manager:

Gary Mickelson


Michael Mayer


David Gallo


Michael Krass


Kenneth Posner


Henry II 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999
Eleanor 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999
Alais 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999
Philip 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999
Geoffrey 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999
John 02/20/1999 - 05/30/1999