Born Yesterday, written by Garson Kanin, was originally staged at Broadway's Lyceum Theater, where it enjoyed rave reviews and a considerable run of over 1,600 performances. It was so successful that it transferred to the larger Henry Miller's Theatre, where it played until December of 1950. The show was revived in 1989 with a notable cast including Edward Asner as Harry and Madeline Kahn as Billie Dawn, and a film adaptation was released in 1993, starring John Goodman and Melanie Griffith. The clever and hilarious writing make it a timeless show that has kept audiences laughing for years, and the most recent revival starring Jim Belushi was no exception. Relative newcomer Nina Arianda, who played Billie Dawn, wowed critics with her comic performance. Get your Born Yesterday tickets today for a night filled with laughter.Plot Synopsis:
Harry Brock, an unscrupulous businessman, brings his mistress, a beautiful yet unintelligent and naive showgirl named Billie Dawn, with him to Washington D.C. as he chases his next lucrative endeavor. Soon, Billie Dawn's ignorance begins to threaten the security of his shady dealings, so Harry hires a journalist named Paul Verrall to tutor her. What Harry doesn't count on is that she just might be smarter than he would like. Once she begins to realize the nefarious nature of her boyfriend's business practices, she starts to interfere with his plans to bribe a Congressman into passing a bill that would mean big bucks for him. Get your Born Yesterday tickets now to see just how quickly the tables may turn for Harry.Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission. Advisory: Recommended for teens and older (heavy drinking, vulgar language, one scene of violence) Creative Team: Playwright Garson Kanin Born Yesterday News: April 24, 2011 After playing in previews since March 31st, Born Yesterday opened on Broadway!