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Canceled: CANDACE BUSHNELL: True Tales of Sex, Success and SEX AND THE CITY

Time: November 17, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $20 – $75

In her new one – woman show, New York icon Candace Bushnell, the international best – selling novelist and creator of Sex and the City takes us on a whirlwind tour of New York City, from Studio 54 to Sex and the City to Lipstick Jungle and beyond, sharing her remarkable philosophy through stories of fashion, literature and sex while pouring cosmos in Manolos .


Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of ten books, including Is There Still Sex in the City, Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, Killing Monica and Four BlondesSex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW. Is There Still Sex in the City? is currently in development as a TV series with Paramount. Most recently, Bushnell wrote and performs in her new one woman show, Is There Still Sex in the City?

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 

On Sale Days/Times:

Academy Member Presale begins Monday, May 15, 2023. Remaining tickets will be released to the public on Friday, May 19, 2023. All sales begin at 10 AM EST.

Academy Members Level 5+ Pre-Sale: Monday, May 15, 2023
Academy Members Level 4+ Pre-Sale: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Academy Members Level 3+ Pre-Sale: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Academy Members Level 1+ Pre-Sale: Thursday, May 18, 2023
General Public On-Sale: Friday, May 19, 2023


Orchestra Level:
Standard Seat: $45*
Premium Seat: $55*
Pit Seat: $65*
Value Seat: $40*
Obstructed Seat: $20*

Lower Balcony:
Standard Seat: $45*
Premium Seat: $55*
Value Seat: $40*
Obstructed Seat: $20*

Upper Balcony:
Standard Seat: $45*
Premium Seat: $55*
Value Seat: $40*
Obstructed Seat: $20*

Box Seats:
Box Seat: $75*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

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Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.