September 10, 2016 - October 23, 2016
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Mary Zimmerman directs a dazzling revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic, song-and-dance-filled ode to New York City that “fizzes and pops and rhumbas with timeless energy” (Variety
). Combining the musical artistry of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, this whimsical love letter to Manhattan finds two sisters, one an aspiring journalist, the other a bombshell actress, leaving Ohio in 1935 determined to conquer New York City. Roughing it at first in a dingy basement apartment isn’t quite how sisters Ruth and Eileen imagined living, but they can’t resist the city’s bustling energy. Soon they find their professional — and romantic — hopes coming true. Chock-full of swinging show tunes and spectacular choreography, Wonderful Town
captures as no other musical the thrill of chasing one’s dreams.
This production is part of Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Season
, featuring a line-up of nine works that embody the values, ambitions and quality synonymous with Goodman Theatre in honor of Robert Falls’ 30th anniversary as artistic director.