The House of Blue Leaves

Play
Original
On the day in 1965 that the Pope visits New York and masses of people line the streets in adulation, Artie, a zookeeper living in Sunnyside, Queens, thinks its time for his life to be blessed, too. He desperately wants to escape his lower middle-class existence and become a popular singer and songwriter, but his life is complicated by an ambitious mistress, a crazy wife and a bomb-making son.
  • Playwright: John Guare
People (105)

Awards

Clarence Derwent Award
1986 Most Promising Male Performer Winner
Drama Desk Award
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Play Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominee
1986 Outstanding Director of a Play Winner
1986 Outstanding Revival Winner
1986 Outstanding Set Design Winner
Theatre World
1986 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1986 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1986 Direction of a Play Winner
1986 Featured Actor in a Play Winner
1986 Featured Actress in a Play Winner
1986 Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
1986 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1986 Play Nominee
1986 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner

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
Mar 15, 1987 41 $124,759.00 $0.00 $29,032.00 $21.03 $0.00 5932 1025 8 0 72.34% 14.06%
Mar 8, 1987 40 $95,727.00 $0.00 $10,952.00 $20.03 $0.00 4779 1025 8 0 58.28% 6.18%
Mar 1, 1987 39 $84,775.00 $0.00 -$11,145.00 $19.84 $0.00 4272 1025 8 0 52.10% -5.31%
Feb 22, 1987 38 $95,920.00 $0.00 -$19,256.00 $20.37 $0.00 4708 1025 8 0 57.41% -5.26%