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Wonderful Town - 1994 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

Closing: November 20, 1994

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Wonderful Town Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Wonderful Town have there been?
Wonderful Town has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1953, Broadway which opened in 1953, US Tour which opened in 1954, West End which opened in 1955, Regional (US) which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1963, West End which opened in 1986, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2003 and Broadway which opened in 2003.

What is the songs are in Wonderful Town and what's the order?
Christopher Street
Conquering New York
One Hundred Easy Ways (to Lose a Man)
What a Waste
Story Vignettes
Never Felt This Way Before
Pass the Football
Conversation Piece
A Quiet Girl
My Darlin' Eileen
It's Love
Ballet at the Village Vortex
Wrong Note Rag
The Story of My Life
Nice People, Nice Talk
Let It Come Down
Courtroom Ballet
Life in the Village
Police Station