Inherit the Wind

Play
This courtroom drama is based on the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was charged with teaching that man evolved from apes, instead of state-mandated Creationism. The drama contains a powerful confrontation between a character based on William Jennings Bryan, who believes only what he reads in the Bible, and another based on Clarence Darrow, who defends science and open intellectual inquiry.
  • Playwright: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee

Awards

Drama League
1996 Distinguished Production of a Revival Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Play Winner
1996 Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner
Tony Award
1996 Actor in a Play Nominee
1996 Revival of a 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
May 12, 1996 50 $85,063.00 $0.00 -$166,954.00 $42.72 $60.00 1991 1054 8 0 23.61% -38.50%
May 5, 1996 49 $252,017.00 $0.00 -$61,755.00 $48.12 $60.00 5237 1054 8 0 62.11% -18.72%
Apr 28, 1996 48 $313,772.00 $0.00 $22,076.00 $46.03 $60.00 6816 1054 8 0 80.83% 1.09%
Apr 21, 1996 47 $291,696.00 $0.00 -$89,171.00 $43.38 $60.00 6724 1054 8 0 79.74% -14.95%