Wonderful Town

  • Date:
    November 1, 2003

    Opened: 23 Nov 2003
    Written by Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Book by Joseph Fields & Jerome Chodorov
    Starring: Donna Murphy
    Directed by: Kathleen Marshall
    Synopsis: The story of Eileen and Ruth, two sisters who are fresh off the bus from Ohio and are bursting with dreams of making it big, falling in love and living happily ever after in New York City

    What the critics had to say.....
    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Ms. Murphy is giving one of the most dazzlingly accomplished comic performances that you're ever likely to see in a musical.� CLIVE BARNES of NEW YORK POST says �Broadway lives, and once more it's a wonderful town.� HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says �Kathleen Marshall's inventive choreography and direction perfectly convey the infectious spirits of this eternally fresh show.� ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �For a brisk little joyride, Wonderful Town can be pretty heavy going. � LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "A big wet kiss for old-time Broadway, dream-boat Manhattan and high-style screwball musical comedy." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Swift on its toes, abundant in wit and bubbling with lively songs." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Impossible to resist."

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