Riverdale Repertory Company Presents CITY OF ANGELS, 11/10-18

October 25
10:26 AM 2012

Riverdale Repertory Company Presents CITY OF ANGELS, 11/10-18

Riverdale Repertory Company, under the Artistic Direction of Laurie Walton, is proud to present CITY OF ANGELS, the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood.

The musical will run for five performances only, from November 10 through November 18, at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

Tickets are at $20 for adults and $12 for seniors and students if purchased online at www.RiverdaleRisingStars.com, or $22 for adults and $14 for seniors and students if purchased at the door prior to showtime. Tickets are also available by calling 718.548.8200. For group sales, please email performingarts@riverdaley.org.

CITY OF ANGELS is two musicals in one: the story of a novelist adapting his book into a Hollywood screenplay, and an onstage enactment of the film he is writing about his alter-ego, a private eye in the eye of Sam Spade. Art imitates life and vice versa as the full-color real world hilariously collides with the black-and-white “reel world.”

Featuring a sizzling jazz score by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Little Me, the popular songs “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet to Come”) with dazzlingly witty lyrics by David Zippel (Disney’s Hercules and Mulan) and an ingeniously funny book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, TV’S “M*A*S*H” and the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Tootsie), CITY OF ANGELS is a true rarity – a sophisticated adult musical for sophisticated adult audiences.

The original 1989 New York production won six Tony Awards, including the trifecta of Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. CITY OF ANGELS played for 879 performances on Broadway at the Virginia Theatre starring Gregg Edelman, James Naughton and Randy Graff.


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