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.

Schedule

New York City Center

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
The Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award winner James Cagney, launches Pioneer Theatre Company's season this Fall. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Tony Award winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti shares the SOPAC stage with the vocalist who most influenced her life and future career -- her mother, Linda Benanti -- in Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On, a touching and humorous musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Following its sold-out Birdland Theater debut a new Sunday October 27th performance has been added of the 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
Veteran actress Libi Staiger passed away this week at the age of 91.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Willard Suitcases, a new musical by Julianne Wick Davis, makes its world premiere debut at the American Shakespeare Center on October 4, directed by Ethan McSweeny and featuring Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town Broadway, Kiss Me Kate West End). Inspired by Jon Crispin's photographs of suitcases discovered abandoned in the derelict Willard Asylum, Davis' song-cycle imagines the lives of the patients who packed those bags.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Cagney recently opened at Salt Lake City's Pioneer Theatre Company. Find out what critics had to say!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award® winner James Cagney, launches Pioneer Theatre Company's (Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg & Managing Director, Chris Massimine) season this Fall. Opening Friday, September 20, the limited engagement runs  through October 5. Tickets are available as part of a season subscription package by calling (801) 581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Broadway's award-winning Karen Mason (and Arlington Heights native), star of the smash hit musicals LOVE NEVER DIES, MAMMA MIA!, HAIRSPRAY!, WONDERLAND and SUNSET BOULEVARD will make a special return concert appearance in her hometown after nearly a decade. Recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, Karen Mason shares her love of the music of songwriters, John Kander & Fed Ebb, in her new show: KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ! A homage to one of Broadway's and motion picture's most prolific songwriting teams, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the duo is noted for such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Chicago, Funny Lady and New York, New York.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall will join novelist/librettist Rex Pickett and composer Anthony Leigh Adams in collaborating on the development of Sideways: The Musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
In celebration of its 15th season, TheatreZone presents 'Legends & Legacies: Growing up Broadway,' a series of events highlighting its 2019-2020 season productions with special guests including the children of Broadway legends and original cast members.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 28, 2019
Cabaret superstar Jeff Harnar revisits his past and the work of songwriting legends Comden and Green with a 30th anniversary performance of his breakout show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Art Lab (Meg Fofonoff, Executive Producer) just announced the development of a new musical, shAme, written by Mark Governor, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter. Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall is set to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Steven Brinberg a?' best known for creating and performing Simply Barbra, the acclaimed all-live homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand a?' will produce and host an all-star tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at Catalina Jazz Club (6725 West Sunset Blvd) in Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, October 24 at 8:30 PM. The evening will feature Edie Alyson (Little Shop of Horrors), Alan Bergman (Two-time Oscar-winning lyricist), Herve Coeur (Haitian singer and songwriter), Kay Cole (A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie), Mary Bond Davis (Hairspray), Fay DeWitt (Flahooley), Nancy Dussault (Two-time Tony nominee), Joshua Finkel (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Ilene Graff (Grease, I Love My Wife), Natalie Lander (a?oeLegally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woodsa??), Ashley Fox Linton (Wicked), Melissa Manchester (Grammy winning singer and songwriter), J. Elaine Marcos (A Chorus Line), Barbara Minkus (Funny Girl), Jenny O'Hara (The Odd Couple, Promises Promises), Noah Weisberg (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jennifer Westfelt (Wonderful Town, a?oeYoungera??), and David Zack (Sweet Smell of Success). Michael Lavine serves as Music Director. For tickets and information, please call (323) 466-2210 or visit SimplyBarbra.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) announces the cast and creative team for Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his a?oemesmerizing dramaa?? (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton). He now returns to Playwrights with his most arrestingly intimate work to date. In the burgeoning friendship between two womena?"one who's recently experienced a strange loss, and another who communicates with the deada?"Hnath crafts an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, and one mind's power to influence others. The Thin Place makes its New York premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.
by Erica Handel - Oct 11, 2019
The Axelrod's 2019 Gala will star Laura Benanti, who won her Tony Award for her performance as Gypsy Rose Lee in the 2008 revival of Gypsy, starring Patti Lupone and directed by original book writer Arthur Laurents
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that glamorous Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope, who was a singer-actress earlier in her career, is returning to the stage as one of the headliners in the upcoming production of the classic Broadway hit musical Gigi by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Pope will appear as a?oeAunt Aliciaa?? in the delightful, tune-filled show that will have three performances, March 14-15, at the beautiful Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
In celebration of its 15th season, TheatreZone will present four 'Broadway & Happy Hour' cabaret events highlighting its 2019-2020 season productions and featuring the cast of its current shows.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional Equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals, begins its 15th season with Home for the Holidays which will be presented at Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, Presents All Things Broadway: In The Spotlight. After two years, All Things Broadway returns to the spotlight at Feinstein's/54 Below! All Things Broadway is the largest Facebook group for theatre fans and Broadway stars alike from around the world. Now, with over 76,000 members, we bring both the Broadway stars you know and love, as well as the rising stars you'll soon know and love into the spotlight together for one incredible night of music. Don't miss your chance to join us as we sing our way into the spotlight once more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, Presents All Things Broadway: In The Spotlight. After two years, All Things Broadway returns to the spotlight at Feinstein's/54 Below! All Things Broadway is the largest Facebook group for theatre fans and Broadway stars alike from around the world. Now, with over 76,000 members, we bring both the Broadway stars you know and love, as well as the rising stars you'll soon know and love into the spotlight together for one incredible night of music. Don't miss your chance to join us as we sing our way into the spotlight once more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Irving Berlin's White Christmas opened Sunday night November 17 to a packed house at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  The cast gave a thrilling performance for an audience that was teeming with the holiday spirit.  Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the show. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the initial line-up of featured performers for the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of The York Theatre, and performer-producer Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director Tim Sanford, Managing Director Leslie Marcus) is, from now through Thursday, November 14, accepting entries for the Live for Five online lottery, giving out $5 tickets to the first preview of Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters. Since his 'mesmerizing drama' (The New York Times) The Christians made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons in 2015, Hnath has received acclaim for two major Broadway productions (A Doll's House, Part 2 and Hillary and Clinton).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Marc Kudisch gives us a lesson on Richard J,. Daley.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
The Shrill Collective continued their 2019 season of original works written by female authors by celebrating the opening weekend of the world premiere of A PERIOD PIECE by Megan Bussiere. This is Shrill's 8th self-produced project since their foundation in March 2017. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Weird Sistersannounced today that they will present SAUGERTIES, a new play by Susan Eve Haarand directed by Abigail Zealey Bess. The production will star Chad L. Coleman who is best known for playing a?oeTyreesea?? in the Golden Globe nominated series The Walking Deadand as the reformed criminal a?oeDennis 'Cutty' Wisea??  the Emmy award nominated HBO drama series The Wireand Beau Garrett who recently starred as a?oeJessica Prestona?? in Season 1 of the ABC series The Good Doctor and currently can be seen as a?oePhoebea?? on Bravo's critically acclaimed series Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.Produced by Sharon Levy/Dovetail Productions, SAUGERTIESplays a limited engagement from August 18 through September 8, with the official press opening on Sunday, August 18 at 7:00 pm, at the Hudson Guild Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd.) in Hollywood. Tickets are now on sale at OnStage411.com.
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 Stephi 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 - Dec 6, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) welcomes Broadway sensation, composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), who joins Jekyll and Hyde revival star and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and the star-studded cast of the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring York Theatre Producing Artistic Director James Morgan and multi-talented stage, screen and concert performer and producer Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre's hit revival of ALWAYSa?? PATSY CLINE will add three additional weeks of performances, extending through Saturday, January 4, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
by Review Roundups - Dec 13, 2019
Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Casting is today announced for Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's supernatural spectacular, Ghost Stories, which begins its first ever UK tour at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on 8th January 2020 . After exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's production of Ghost Stories has this year played yet another successful run at its original Hammersmith home and at is currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End, until Saturday 4th January.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present a special celebratory concert to mark the 10th anniversary of the musical Yank! opening off-Broadway. When this romantic gay love story set during WWII opened in 2010 at the York Theatre it was a surprise hit, garnering rave reviews and a raft of award nominations (Best New Musical and Score from the Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Musical by the Lucille Lortel Awards, and 6 Drama Desk nods, including Best Musical, Music and Lyrics).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, again presents a cast of Harvard and Yale grads in The Fifth Annual Harvard-Yale Cantata. Join us for a unique evening at Feinstein's/54 Below, with Team Harvard looking to avenge another lucky narrow victory by Team Yale. Will it be five wins in a row for Yale? Harvard has a new team captain and a new music director, and they promise a strong showing. Most of the contests in this series have been very close, and the teams are always well-matched and brimming with talent.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Award-winning director and choreographer Jonathan Cerullo (The Boys from Syracuse, Big Apple Circus), has been named an Artistic Associate at Amas Musical Theatre. Donna Trinkoff announced Cerullo will be joining SDC director and choreographer Christopher Scott and Lynne Taylor-Corbett.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, The Larry Fuller Trio, Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
2014 Wall Street Journal director of the year Eric Tucker brings his irreverent embrace of Shaw's whimsy to American Shakespeare Center (ASC) with a production of Caesar and Cleopatra sure to leave audiences breathless with laughter and enthralled by the ensemble's imagination and versatility.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
2014 Wall Street Journal director of the year Eric Tucker brings his irreverent embrace of Shaw's whimsy to American Shakespeare Center (ASC) with a production of Caesar and Cleopatra sure to leave audiences breathless with laughter and enthralled by the ensemble's imagination and versatility.
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 16, 2019
Audiences are getting ready to head to Skid Row this fall! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic sci-fi musical Little Shop of Horrors is returning to New York at the Westside Theatre, with previews beginning September 17th and opening night set for October 17th. The production is set to run for a limited engagement through November 24th. To prepare you to go somewhere that's green, we're getting to know the show's cast, including Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Award-winning vocalist JEFF HARNAR makes his Birdland Theater debut with a Special 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??