MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Plays Final Performance at Westside Theatre, 1/3
On Sunday, January 3rd, The Marvelous Wonderettes will play its final performance at 3:00PM at New York's Westside Side Theatre. Written and directed by Roger Bean, The Marvelous Wonderettes currently features Courtney Balan, Christina DeCicco, Lindsay Mendez and Lowe Taylor.
The Marvelous Wonderettes will have played 545 performances and 19 previews surpassing the runs of landmark off-Broadway productions including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (1987), Oleanna (1992), Greater Tuna (1982) Boy Meets Boy (1975), Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (2006), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom (1985), Jeffrey (1993), Closer Than Ever (1989), Bat Boy (2001) and Torch Song Trilogy (1982).
"Golly gee," says soprano-Wonderette Missy Miller speaking on behalf of herself and her fellow Wonderettes. "Our run here in New York has been nothing short of a marvelous dream. When we first started harmonizing at The Westside Theatre nearly year-and-a-half ago, we never dreamed that we would still be playing to standing ovations over 500 performances later. It is such a thrill for us girls too to be in the company of such prestigious long-running off-Broadway hits. Thank you New York."
A cotton candy-colored non-stop pop musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes features the iconic sounds of the fifties and sixties in a journey back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where the Wonderettes - Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy - are four young girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Brimming with such classic hits as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "It's My Party" and "It's In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)," The Marvelous Wonderettes is a high-octane musical blast from the past.
After a record-setting and award-winning run in Los Angeles, The Marvelous Wonderettes opened over a year ago to rave reviews from the New York critics. The New York Times called the show "effervescent, irresistible and an utter charm," while Variety called it "charming and funny" with "four gifted comedians." The Associated Press raved "you won't find a more delightful girl group. These irrepressible, bubbly Wonderettes are singing their hearts out in this charming, fast-paced musical. Beautiful singing, well-honed timing, often poignant and highly entertaining!" Backstage wrote "Don't buy a ticket - buy two! It's a show you'll want to see twice! A laugh-a-minute songfest!"
With the success of the show on the West Coast and now in New York, The Marvelous Wonderettes will bring their special brand of tightly-harmonized "shing-a-lings" and "shoop-de-doos" to cities around the United States. Recently, new productions of The Marvelous Wonderettes opened at Chicago's Northlight Theatre and Miami's Actors' Playhouse. In the year to come, new productions are slated to open at Detroit's Gem Theatre and Lincoln's Tada Theatre in February 2010, Long Beach's Musical Theatre West in April, 2010, Cincinnati's Ensemble Theatre in May, 2010 and Albany's Capital Repertory Theatre June, 2010, with more to be announced in the coming months.
Presented by David Elzer (Jewtopia, The Laramie Project), Peter Schneider (The Lion King, Sister Act: The Musical) and Marvelous NYC, LLC, The Marvelous Wonderettes features choreography by Janet Miller, musical direction by Brian William Baker, set design by Mike Carnahan, costume and wig design by Bobby Pearce (Broadway's Taboo) and lighting design by Jeremy Pivnick.
The Marvelous Wonderettes plays at The Westside Theatre, upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.) through Sunday, January 3rd. Regular performances are Monday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday at 8:00PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00PM. Tickets are $79 and can be purchased through Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200. For more information, visit www.MarvelousWonderettes.com.
THANKSGIVING WEEK 2009
For Thanksgiving week, November 23rd - 29th, The Marvelous Wonderettes will play it's usual performance schedule: Monday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday at 8:00PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00PM.
CHRISTMAS WEEK 2009
For Christmas week, December 21st -27th, The Marvelous Wonderettes will play Monday - Wednesday and Saturday at 8:00PM and Sunday at 7:00PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00PM.
NEW YEARS WEEK, 2009/2010
For New Years week, December 28th - January 3rd, The Marvelous Wonderettes will play it's usual performance schedule: Monday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday at 8:00PM with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00PM.