production history facts
  • Ran for 6 months on Off Broadway at The Promenade and The Variety Arts Theatre
  • 4 Completely sold out productions in Toronto that have played to 150,000+ people (Tarragon – 5 weeks in ‘96, Tarragon – 5 weeks in ‘97 , Royal Alex – 6 weeks in ‘98, Elgin Theatre – 4 weeks in ’03)
  • Sold Out 12 city tour coast to coast across Canada from May 1996 - Oct 1997
  • 2003 -  ranked by American Theatre Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Produced Plays in the USA
  • 2006 – Marquis Entertainment’s production won the award for Outstanding Touring Production by the Connecticut Theatre Critics Circle (winning over Broadway touring productions of The Lion King and Wicked)
  • Featured in many Top 10 Productions of the Year lists, including The New York Post (Clive Barnes, 1997)
  • 1996 - won Toronto’s Dora Award for Outstanding Production and a Chalmers Award (Canadian National Award) for Playwriting
  • Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt have personally played 750+ performances (of the show’s total 2,500)
  • Ran for 5 Weeks at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington in ’98, 10 Weeks in London’s West End in ‘99, and 3 Weeks in Tokyo in ’04
  • Nearly 4000 performances in 175 cities worldwide
  • Played to 2 million people
  • Arguably the most successful play in the history of Canadian Theatre