The Waverly Gallery (Broadway, John Golden Theatre, 2018) | Playbill

The Waverly Gallery

Academy Award winner Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed memory play, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Waverly Gallery, premieres on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre.

Directed by Drama Desk and Obie Award winner Lila Neugebauer (in her Broadway debut), the cast includes Grammy Award winner and Academy and Golden Globe Award nominee Elaine May, one half of the legendary comedy duo Nichols and May, whose iconic show An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May famously played the John Golden Theatre; Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges; Tony Award winner Joan Allen; and, in his third Lonergan play, Michael Cera.

The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease. Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson. More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.

The Waverly Gallery originally premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in August 1999, before opening Off-Broadway at the Promenade Theater in March 2000.
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission
  • playwright: Kenneth Lonergan
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Drama Desk Award
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Play Winner
2019 Outstanding Actress in a Play Winner
Drama League
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Winner
2019 Distinguished Performance Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominee
2019 Outstanding Revival of a Play Nominee
2019 Outstanding Actress in a Play Winner
2019 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominee
Tony Award
2019 Best Revival of a Play Nominee
2019 Best Actress in a Play Winner


(as of Jan 27, 2019) Total Current Gross: $7,668,657.07 Highest Weekly Gross: $557,651.60 (Week Ending Jan 27, 2019)   Average Ticket Price: $77.47 Average % Capacity: 89.28%


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, 2019 35 $557,651.60 $760,862.00 $90,488.10 $91.28 $273.00 6,109 787 8 0 97.03% 1.27%
Jan 20, 2019 34 $467,163.50 $760,862.00 $26,309.93 $77.49 $273.00 6,029 787 8 0 95.76% -0.83%
Jan 13, 2019 33 $440,853.57 $756,832.00 $95,667.57 $72.50 $273.00 6,081 787 8 0 96.59% 8.28%
Jan 6, 2019 32 $345,186.00 $664,243.00 -$117,813.50 $70.95 $273.00 4,865 787 7 0 88.31% 0.93%

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