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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Joseph A. Fields

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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town




A classic musical based on "My Sister Eileen" by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov.


Story:

Ruth, an aspiring writer who can't attract any man's attention, and Eileen, a beautiful dancer who can't keep them away, move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams.


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Composer

Composer
Leonard Bernstein

Lyricist

Lyricist
Betty Comden

Lyricist

Lyricist
Adolph Green

Librettist

Librettist
Joseph A. Fields



  • Premiere
  • 2003
  • 2005 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Winter Garden Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 25, 1953
Total Performances
559
Original Cast
Rosiland Russell, Edith Adams, Cris Alexander, Jordan Bentley, Dort Clark, George Gaynes, Henry Lascoe, Isabella Hoopes
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Donald Saddler
Producer
Robert Fryer
Musical Director
Lehman Engel
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark

2003 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 23, 2003
Total Performances
497
Original Cast
Donna Murphy, Jennifer Westfeldt, Peter Benson, Gregg Edelman, David Margulies, Michael McGrath, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod
Director
Kathleen Marshall
Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall
Producer
Roger Berlind and Barry & Fran Weissler
Musical Director
Rob Fisher
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski

2005 Film Version

Movie Name
Wonderful Town
Type
Concert Version
Director
Simon Rattle
Starring
Audra McDonald, Kim Criswell, Thomas Hampson, Brent Barrett




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2003 Broadway Revival Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Concert Version DVD


Other

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1953 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Rosalind Russell
Best Scenic Design
Best Choreographer
Best Conductor and Musical Director

1953 Theatre World Award Nominations

Edith Adams

2004 Tony Award Nominations

Best Choreography
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Jennifer Westfeldt
Best Direction of a Musical

2004 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Donna Murphy
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Raymond Jaramillo McLeod
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

2004 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jennifer Westfeldt

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