PHOTO CALL: Born Yesterday Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party

News   PHOTO CALL: Born Yesterday Opens on Broadway; Arrivals, Curtain Call and Party
Born Yesterday, Garson Kanin's 1940s hit comedy about a rough-edged chorus girl named Billie Dawn, who refines herself in the context of a world of politics, greed and corruption, opened on Broadway April 24 following previews from March 31. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt) directs.

Rising star Nina Arianda, a critic's darling for her work in Off-Broadway's Venus in Fur, plays Billie, a character created on stage and film by Judy Holliday. Jim Belushi ("The Defenders," "The World According to Jim") plays Harry Brock, the unsavory businessman-boyfriend who hires a journalist, Paul, played by Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (TV's "House" and Broadway's Invention of Love), to educate Billie.

Here is a look at the opening night:

The producers bill the 1946 comedy as the "timely story of a not-so-honest businessman and a not-so-dumb blonde out to 'capitalize' on everything Washington has to offer."

The revival plays Broadway's Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th Street. Tony Award winner Frank Wood, Tony nominees Terry Beaver and Michael McGrath, Patricia Hodges, Fred Arsenault, Bill Christ, Jennifer Regan, Liv Rooth, Danny Rutigliano, Andrew Weems and Robert Emmet Lunney complete the cast.

Tickets are $26.50-$121.50 and may be purchased by visiting or by phoning (212) 239-6200 or (800) 432-7250. For more information about Born Yesterday, visit

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