Frankie and Johnny turns a profit

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 02 2002 11:00 PM ET

Variety reports that the revival of gay playwright Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is the first commercial production of the Broadway season to recoup its capitalization. The revival, starring Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco, went into the black after only 6 1/2 weeks of regular performances. "Our timing was fortuitous, right when Edie's show [The Sopranos] was getting all this publicity," said producer Michael Rego. "People are craving this kind of a romantic evening in the theater."