Gin Game had three shots at a Tony -- Julie Harris, Charles Nelson Reilly, and a best revival nod. None of those panned out, but the show has resolved to run through the summer -- a decision made even before the June 1 awards ceremony. For the week ending May 18, the show grossed only $123,302 in the 908-seat Lyceum Theatre. Sources close to Gin Game say the show is building a steady audience, and because it has only two performers on a single set, the operating costs are low. Good reviews are also a factor.
Julie Harris and Charles Durning star in DL. Coburn's Pulitzer-winning comedy, about two senior citizens coping with abandonment -- and rage -- over a card game. The Gin Game has been the only show of the season for the National Actors Theatre, housed at the Lyceum on 45th St.
For tickets and information on The Gin Game call (212) 239-6200.