The Piano Lesson

Play
Original
In 1936 Pittsburgh, Berniece Charles wants to sell the family piano to her daughter, while her brother, Boy Willie, wants to sell it to get money to buy the land their family once worked as slaves.
  • Playwright: August Wilson

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1990 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Director of a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Outstanding New Play Winner
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1990 Best Play Winner
Outer Critics Circle
1990 Outstanding Debut Performance Winner
1990 Outstanding Director Nominee
1990 Outstanding New Broadway Play Nominee
Pulitzer Prize
1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Winner
Theatre World
1990 Theatre World Award Winner
1990 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1990 Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Direction of a Play Nominee
1990 Featured Actor in a Play Nominee
1990 Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1990 Play Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week Number This Week Gross Potential Gross Diff $ Avg Ticket Top Ticket Seats Sold Seats in Theatre Perfs Previews % Cap This Week Diff % cap
Jan 27, 1991 34 $172,255.00 $0.00 $30,591.00 $26.30 $0.00 6550 949 8 0 86.28% 7.50%
Jan 20, 1991 33 $141,664.00 $0.00 $20,712.00 $23.69 $0.00 5981 949 8 0 78.78% 10.01%
Jan 13, 1991 32 $120,952.00 $0.00 -$2,640.00 $23.17 $0.00 5221 949 8 0 68.77% -0.38%
Jan 6, 1991 31 $123,592.00 $0.00 -$60,029.00 $23.54 $0.00 5250 949 8 0 69.15% -18.85%