Wonderful Town

Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenney

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and winner of the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the multi award-winning musical comedy, Wonderful Town.



Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show has received countless awards since its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Musical.

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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. William Branner (National Tour: Bat Out Of Hell, Off-Broadway: Kragtar: An American Monster Musical) joins the cast to star as Tony, replacing the previously announced CJ Eldred.
by Kori Lotito - May 8, 2019
Whether you are auditioning for colleges, Broadway shows, or anything in between there seems to be nothing more daunting than finding your go-to audition song(s). A musical theater actor's book (a binder filled with their audition repertoire) could easily be considered the most important external tool they have. Along with talent and personality, the material an actor brings into a room can leave a lasting impression, so it is important to find songs which showcase vocal and acting chops.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Dames at Sea opened at Theatre at the Center in Munster on Sunday night, May 5. Director and Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Kelly Felthous as Ruby, Todd Aulwurm as Dick, Colette Todd as Mona Kent, Sierra Schnack as Joan, Sam Shankman as Lucky, and Steven Strafford as Hennesey and The Captain in the spring musical production.  Dames at Sea and continues through June 2.
by Paul Smith - May 31, 2019
Tony Award Winner and current star of My Fair Lady, Laura Benanti, is hopping across the pond to perform a concert at London's Cadogan Hall. Known for her performances on Broadway in Gypsy, She Loves Me, and Meteor Shower, this concert will be her first performance in London.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 31, 2019
Today, we're celebrating the birthday of star of stage and screen, Brooke Shields!
by Stephanie Wild - May 31, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Presenters for this year's Tony Awards have been announced, go inside opening night of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces three winning plays for the The 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series: Passing Parades by Fengar Gael, The New Galileos by Amy Berryman, and Three Months with Pook by Jack Feldstein on Mondays, June 17- July 22, 2019 at 7pm at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
American Theater Group and Producing Artistic Director James Vagias present the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County at the South Orange Performing Arts Center June 20-30. Based on the best-selling novel and hit film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden, 'night Mother).
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look in rehearsals for The 5th Avenue Theatre's West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. 
by Stephanie Wild - May 2, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today, Morrissey kicks off his Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater! The engagement will run through May 11! BroadwayWorld would like to wish Morrissey a happy first performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a symposium entitled 'Choreography in Collaboration' on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SDC, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Delray Beach Playhouse announces their 2019-20 Season Subscriptions for the Main Stage Series plays, Musical Memories and Nostalgic Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019
The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fabulous Fox Theatre are pleased to announce the nominees for the third St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The nominees were announced today and will be presented with a commemorative medallion at a ceremony hosted at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Monday, May 6.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical, a joyful celebration of the Jazz Age with a classic jazz and blues score, is receiving its regional premiere at The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities' Main Stage Theatre.  The show will run April 5 through 28 with the official opening on April 9.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
TheatreZone, a professional Equity theatre in Naples, Florida, that specializes in Broadway musicals, announces its 2019-2020 season shows. They are: Home for the Holidays (Dec. 13-15, 2019); Wonderful Town (Jan. 9-19, 2020); Tonya & Nancy: A Rock Opera (Feb. 6-16, 2020); Gypsy (March 5-15, 2020); and I Love My Wife (April 16-26, 2020).
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 29, 2019
As I'm going through all my Gypsy CDs (yes, to ensure I have them all either on my hard drive or accessible in the cloud, before throwing them out), I'm finding myself weirdly most drawn to Tyne Daly's recording, from her Tony-winning performance in the 1989 revival. The thing is I know Tyne Daly, I mean I know her work. She's been a familiar and distinctive presence on stage and screen for as long as I can remember and I even have a few musical theater recordings featuring her singing, but hers is not a singing voice I live with on a LITERALLY daily basis like, say, Ethel Merman's, Angela Lansbury's, Bette Midler's, Bernadette Peters's or Patti LuPone's. So to me, Tyne Daly's Rose is a unique sound that I can only identify with Tyne Daly's Rose and, therefore, a character. For today, that's the Gypsy I most feel like listening to.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
This summer, the Bard Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season with a two-week, in-depth exploration of 'Korngold and His World.'
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019
The new Broadway production of Oklahoma! begins previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) on tonight, March 19, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The critically acclaimed musical COME FROM AWAY today announced its final three cast members ahead of the Australian premiere at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in July.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut is excited to announce that TONY Award nominee Kate Baldwin, recent star of the Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY!, will join ACT's Resident Music Supervisor, Bryan Perri, on July 20, 2019 for the Broadway Unplugged Series!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by Ashley Steves - Jun 11, 2019
From stage to screen and everywhere in between, Liz Callaway's four-decades-long career has been non-stop. That includes numerous cabarets, and, hot off the heels of her hit solo show A HYMN FOR HER, Liz Callaway gets even hotter with SETS IN THE CITY, an eclectic mix of old and new favorites written by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Burt Bacharach, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical A Chorus Line.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with a new production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Guys and Dolls, running Tuesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 28 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Today's top stories: Waitress will close in January, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is coming to Broadway, and more!
by Richard Allen - Jul 15, 2019
Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the state professional theatre of West Virginia, is proud to present the highly praised musical comedy Nunsense.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
The Shrill Collective continues their 2019 season of original works by female authors with the world premiere of A PERIOD PIECE by Megan Bussiere.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The Broadway-hopeful production of Cagney, based on the life of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' star Academy Award winner James Cagney, has completed its casting and returns to the stage, opening Pioneer Theatre Company's (PTC) season this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center announced today plans for a major exhibition examining the work of Hal Prince opening in the fall of 2019. The as-yet-untitled exhibition will document Prince's illustrious career from his early days serving as stage manager and understudy in Wonderful Town to his most recent collaborations using documents, objects, and recordings from the Library's unparalleled collections.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Last night's Oscars ceremony took a moment to reflect on the many lives lost this year- a list that included Neil Simon, Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Craig Zadan, and many more. One Oscar-nominated actress was left off of the list however- Carol Channing, who passed away in January.
by Patrick Honor - Feb 24, 2019
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2019
Below, BroadwayWorld continues our series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!This time, check out photos of broadway favorite Kate Baldwin, currently starring in the Second Stage Theatre production of Superhero, as she poses at the Green Room 42.
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 21, 2019
Many things to do in 2019, so much things to come. You better get ready, mark all the important dates in your calendar and make sure to book your tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Shea's Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that Tony Award-Winning actress Laura Benanti will perform at Shea's Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents The Humans, by Stephen Karam and directed by Mark Cuddy, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 19 through March 17.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents The Humans, by Stephen Karam and directed by Mark Cuddy, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 19 through March 17.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
ARTISTS STRIVING TO END POVERTY (ASTEP) announced today that it will honor Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady) at its annual Gala and Dinner, The 2019 ASTEP Color Ball on Monday, April 29, at Feinstein's/54 Below. She will join Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls), Founder and Co-Executive Director of ASTEP, on stage to celebrate Benanti's leadership and advocacy in the creation of the benefit album SINGING YOU HOME: Children's Songs for Family Reunification.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Laura Benanti has been cast in the true-life biographical drama What Is Life Worth, according to Deadline. The film, which stars Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, is directed by Sara Colangelo and will begin production this month.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019
The Green Room 42 is proud to bring the third show of The Music of... series, now a monthly resident show, 'GR42 Sings' back to it's stage!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Thousands of movie lovers have seen the acclaimed films Us, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Captain Marvel in recent weeks. In May the Los Angeles Master Chorale gives fans the chance to hear them, performing music by composers Michael Abels, John Powell, and Pinar Toprak in a concert celebrating film scores and opera ensemble writing called Great Opera & Film Choruses at Walt Disney Concert Hall. There will be two performances; Saturday, May 4 at 2 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 7 PM with many of the Los Angeles-based film composers expected to be in attendance.