Following a pattern set by the original 1996 production and last spring’s West End revival, David Hare’s Skylight has paid off its Broadway capitalization costs in under two months. The producers, led by Robert Fox and Scott Rudin, declined to reveal how much they had raised to transfer the drama, starring Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard reprising their roles, from London to New York.
The show, directed by Stephen Daldry, began performances on Friday, March 13 at the Shubert-owned Golden Theatre and opened on Thursday, April 2 to near-unanimous praise from critics. It’s played to nearly full houses and most recently took in 93% of its $858K gross potential, with an average paid ticket price of $124.58. The limited run, slated to end on June 21, is nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. The awards will be announced on Sunday June 7 during a live CBS telecast from Radio City Music Hall beginning at 8 P.M. New York Time.