Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and More
The Marvelous Wonderettes are back! The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical celebrated its opening night at New York's Theatre Row last night, April 28th. The show, featuring such classic fifties and sixties hits as "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Stupid Cupid," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," and "It's My Party," stars Christina Bianco as Missy, Kathy Brier as Suzy, Jenna Leigh Green as Cindy Lou, and Sally Schwab as Betty Jean. Laura Woyasz also stars as the "Wonderstudy". BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet "The Wonderettes," four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Audiences experience their lives and loves from prom night to their ten-year reunion as told through more than 20 chart-topping hits of the era!
Created, written, and originally directed by Roger Bean, the previous New York production played at the West Side Theatre from September 2008 to January 2010. Since then, there have been countless productions all over the world and two sequels, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns and Winter Wonderettes.
Photos by Jason Russo, HeyMrJason Photography
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES celebrate after the opening performance.
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES and creator Roger Bean
The creative team and cast for THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Stephen Wallem (NURSE JACKIE)
Sophia Gennus (Broadway's MATILDA)
Randy Jackson (Village People)
Producers Tom D'Angora, Brendan McCann and Michael D'Angora
Producer Tom D'Angora and Maya Days (AIDA, RENT)
N'Kenge (Broadway's MOTOWN)
Kristen Alderson (ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
Recording artist Inaya Day
Ilene Kristen (original Patty in GREASE, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, RYAN'S HOPE)
Emma Myles (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)
Creator Roger Bean
Choreographer Alex Ringler