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City of Angels - 1989 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Swinging, sexy , smart, and funny! An ingenious spoof of 1940s Hollywood and whodunit films with side-by-side stories about the “real” world of a detective fiction writer and the “reel” world of his fictional gumshoe hero. One balances romance and rewrites while the other slinks through a film noir netherworld of thugs and femmes fatales. Winner of tons of Tony Awards, it’s a witty detective thriller with a jazzy score that really kills.



History:

Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: November 21, 1989
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Closing:January 19, 1992

Virginia Theatre

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
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by Michael Major - Sep 7, 2022
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by Team BWW - Sep 5, 2022
At the closing performance of MR. SATURDAY NIGHT on Broadway, Billy Crystal made an emotional (and, of course funny) curtain call speech - watch the video here!
by Robert Diamond - Sep 5, 2022
Nathan Lane, 3-time Tony Award winner and favorite of the screen and stage won his first Emmy Award last night, after six previous nominations (three for Modern Family, and one each for The Good Wife, Frasier and Mad About You). 
by Team BWW - Sep 4, 2022
It brought a lotta joy, and today, as BroadwayWorld previously reported, Mr. Satuday Night plays its final Broadway performance. The Tony-nominated musical comedy, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal, opened on Wednesday April 27th at the Nederlander Theater and has played 28 previews and 116 performances.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
NYC's favorite monthly fill-in-the-blanks comedy will be back at 7pm, Tuesday, October 18, with Tony-winner Randy Graff, Marc Kudisch, Geneva Carr, and more. Villain: DeBlanks will perform at The Green Room 42 at Yotel at 7:00 PM on Monday, September 19.
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by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
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by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 17, 2022
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by Nicole Ackman - Sep 17, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
Are You As Nervous As I Am?  is one of the first original British musicals coming out after lockdown. This plucky and heart-warming new show tells the story of two strong and unique sisters. Check out photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
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by BWW Special Offer - Sep 16, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
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by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 6, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2022
Are You As Nervous As I Am?  is one of the first original British musicals coming out after lockdown. This plucky and heart-warming new show tells the story of two strong and unique sisters. Check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022
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by Nicole Rosky - Oct 3, 2022
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by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022
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by Stephen Mosher - Oct 23, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022
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by Michael Major - Nov 29, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2022
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by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022
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City of Angels Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has City of Angels been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Larry Gelbart, Best Costume Design for Florence Klotz, Best Lighting Design for Paul GalloBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Zippel.

What Tony Awards has City of Angels won?
Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical for Larry Gelbart Best Costume Design for Florence Klotz and Best Lighting Design for Paul Gallo Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Zippel.

What other awards has City of Angels been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Set, Costume and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Gelbart, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Gallo, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zippel, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of AngelsOutstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Byers and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What other awards has City of Angels won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Set, Costume and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Gelbart, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Blakemore and Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Gallo Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zippel Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Byers Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What awards has City of Angels been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Set, Costume and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Gelbart, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Gallo, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zippel, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of AngelsOutstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Byers and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What awards has City of Angels won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz, Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Michael Blakemore, Best Set, Costume and Lighting Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Gelbart, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Florence Klotz Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Michael Blakemore and Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Gallo Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for David Zippel Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Orchestration (Drama Desk Awards) for Billy Byers Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Robin Wagner.

What songs are in City of Angels and what's the order?
Theme from 'City of Angels'
Double Talk
What You Don't Know About Women
Ya Gotta Look Out for Yourself
The Buddy System
With Every Breath I Take
The Tennis Song
Ev'rybody's Gotta Be Somewhere
Lost and Found
All Ya Have to Do Is Wait
You're Nothing Without Me
Stay with Me
You Can Always Count on Me
Alaura's Theme
It Needs Work
L.A. Blues
Funny

What is the order of songs in City of Angels and what's the order?
Theme from 'City of Angels'
Double Talk
What You Don't Know About Women
Ya Gotta Look Out for Yourself
The Buddy System
With Every Breath I Take
The Tennis Song
Ev'rybody's Gotta Be Somewhere
Lost and Found
All Ya Have to Do Is Wait
You're Nothing Without Me
Stay with Me
You Can Always Count on Me
Alaura's Theme
It Needs Work
L.A. Blues
Funny

What productions of City of Angels have there been?
City of Angels has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, West End which opened in 1993, Los Angeles which opened in 2006 and West End which opened in 2020.