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245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Formerly Virginia Theater

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245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Year opened: 1925
Capacity: 1222

  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

Opens March 12, 2018

In a move that's being undoubtedly described by fans as 'so fetch', Tina Fey's musical adaptation of her 2004 movie Mean Girls will finally bring the Burn Book to Broadway in spring 2017 after a tryout in Washington. Featuring a book again by Fey, music from Jeff Richmond, lyrics from Legally Blonde's Nell Benjamin and direction from Book of Mormon's Casey Nicolaw, it's safe to say the production is in safe hands. So join wide-eyed Cady Heron once again as she heads from the wilds of Africa to the wilds of high-school!

Opened as the Guild Theatre in 1925, its first production was George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. After that it served as a base for radio station WOR-Mutual Radio in 1943, before being renamed the ANTA Theatre in 1950. It stayed as the ANTA until it was was acquired by Jujamcyn Theaters and renamed the Virginia Theatre in 1981. In 2005, it was given its current name in honor of playwright August Wilson, 14 days after his deathIt has seen various successful shows tread its boards, including My Fair Lady and Smokey Joe's Cafe.


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0.21 mi away at 354 W. 52nd St.

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0.01 mi away at 236 West 52nd Street
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