A musical that ruled the 50’s, Wonderful Town offers much more than just quality entertainment. It has seen tremendous success over the years and the gripping storyline has kept the fans glued to the action till the very end. Leonard Bernstein provided the music whereas the duo of Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote down the lyrics. Since its premiere on Broadway in 1953, the musical has gone on to garner six Tony Awards including one in the category of the ‘Best Musical.’ Now, you can enjoy the musical as it gets staged in your city soon. Get your Wonderful Town tickets and enjoy the show live.
The musical that rocked the world back in the 50’s, Wonderful Town has returned to entertain today’s generation. You can expect tons of fun as the entire cast takes on the responsibility of bringing this wonderful play back to life. The musical is now going on tour and will get played in your city soon. So, what are you waiting for? Delve into the world of two sisters, Eileen and Ruth as they struggle to make it through the hardships in New York City, by getting your Wonderful Town tickets.
Wonderful Town: A result of great minds
Credit where it is due, the efforts of people who work tirelessly to bring these theatrical masterpieces alive should be appreciated. A prime example of that is Wonderful Town. Its music is provided by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics are penned down by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Also, its book is written by, Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Together they have combined to bring the world this spellbinding musical.
Based on Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov’s play, ‘My Sister Eileen,’ Wonderful Town premiered on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1953 and was produced by Robert Fryer. The original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by George Abbot and Donald Saddler and casted names like, Rosalind Russell, Edie Adams and George Gaynes. It ran for a total of five hundred and fifty nine performances and closed in 1954.
Wonderful Town received such great response from the people that after its original Broadway production wrapped up, it received a West End premiere and was staged at The Prince’s Theatre in 1955. It was produced and directed by, Jack Haylton and Cyril Ornadel and ran for two hundred and seven performances. In 1987, the musical was once again brought back to life at the West End and starred the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award winning comedian, Maureen Lipman. Almost half a century later, Wonderful Town got a Broadway revival in 2003 and opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre where it completed four hundred and ninety seven performances. The musical then went global and was also played in Canada and the United Kingdom.
A brilliantly executed plot
What most people look for in a Broadway musical is a plot that makes them go on a journey with the protagonist and Wonderful Town offers just that. The audience imagines themselves in the shoes of sisters Eileen and Ruth on which the story revolves. The musical begins when both sisters come to New York from Ohio in search of better opportunities. Ruth decides to become a writer whereas Eileen tries to pursue a career as a dancer. Both driven by their passion, start to struggle but challenges await them as they begin their journey towards fulfilling their dreams.
The musical numbers are an integral part of any musical and Wonderful Town has its own collection of amazing songs. Tracks like A Quiet Girl, Pass the Football, Conga, What a Waste, Ohio, One Hundred Easy Ways and Conversation Piece among others will add something extra to the storyline and the performances.
Wonderful Town has mesmerized people all over the world with what it has to offer. Critics have also praised the musical. The Guardian gave it four stars out of five while the Chicago Tribune gave Wonderful Town three and a half stars out of four. In addition to that, the musical also took home six Tony Awards including one in the category of the ‘Best Musical’ and two Drama Desk Awards.
It was also nominated for a couple of Laurence Olivier Awards. Now, you can watch Wonderful Town live as takes the stage in your town. Get your hands on Wonderful Town tickets and watch this brilliant musical live.
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