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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

Upcoming Highlights

  • Jersey Boys

    Booking until Jan 15

  • Groundhog Day

    Opens Mar 16, 2017

Jersey Boys

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Until January 15, 2017

Jersey Boys is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide - all before they were 30!

Groundhog Day

March 16, 2017-January 7, 2018

Ivan Reitman's classic movie is brought to the stage by Matilda's Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus. An intricate, hilarious and truly heartfelt delight, Groundhog Day follows the fortunes of a grumpy TV reporter who gets caught in a supernatural time loop, forced to relive the same day over and over again.

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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Bright Management
0.21 mi away at 354 W. 52nd St.

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0.29 mi away at 247 W. 46th St.

Rapid Park
0.33 mi away at 411 W 55th St

Bright Management
0.35 mi away at 329 W. 46th St.

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Nearby Restaurants

Victor's Café
0.01 mi away at 236 West 52nd Street
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0.02 mi away at 228 West 52nd Street
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Supernova - Novotel Hotel Times Square
0.03 mi away at 226 W 52nd St
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