The Ritz

The Ritz
Theatre: Studio 54
Status: Closed
(September 15, 2007 - December 09, 2007 )
  • Preview: September 15, 2007
  • Open: October 11, 2007
  • Close: December 9, 2007
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 15mins

Terrence McNally’s 1975 play that takes place in a bathhouse in Manhattan. When Gaetano Proclo needs to hide from mobster Carmine Vespucci, he escapes to the Ritz. When Gaetano realizes the Ritz is a gay bathhouse and not a Turkish bath, he pretends to be a big-time Broadway producer to keep suspicions low.

For The Record:

“The Ritz” premiered on B’way on Jan 20, 1975 at the Longacre under the auspices of Adela Holzer.  Robert Drivas directed a cast which included Rita Moreno (Googie Gomez), Jack Weston (Gaetano Proclo) & Jerry Stiller (Carmine Vespucci).  In 1976, the play was made into a feature film, directed by Richard Lester and featuring the same three stars from the play.

Total Gross: $3,438,536
Average Weekly Gross: $264,503
Total Gross Potential: 43%
Total Attendance: 75,147
Average Weekly Attendance: 75%

Staff & Creative Team

Advertising Representative:

SPOTCo

Press Agent:

Boneau/Bryan-Brown

Production Stage Manager:

Tripp Phillips

Cast

Googie Gomez 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007
Gaetono Proclo 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007
Chris 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007
Michael Brick 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007
Claude Perkins 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007
Carmine Vespucci 09/15/2007 - 12/09/2007