From Leonard Bernstein, the composer of West Side Story and one of the greatest musical talents in American history, comes the sensational Broadway classic Wonderful Town.
Recreating the vibrant energy of 1930s New York City, this major new production promises fantastic dance numbers choreographed by Andrew Wright – Olivier Award nominee for Singin’ in the Rain – sumptuous songs, fabulous sets, stunning costumes and an effervescent cocktail of comedy, adventure, love and romance.
Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music, double Olivier Award nominee Michael Xavier (Love Story, The Phantom of the Opera) and Lucy Van Gasse (Love Never Dies) lead a company of over 40 actors, dancers and musicians.
Connie plays aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood who arrives in New York City fresh from Ohio with her beautiful younger sister Eileen and together they create comedy chaos in their search for love and success.
Wonderful Town won five Tony Awards including Best Musical when it premiered on Broadway in 1953 and has since won countless more awards.
Don’t miss this stunning musical, hailed by the critics as the must-see show of 2012!
‘Sensational. A theatrical cocktail to blow your socks off!’
Mail on Sunday, 15 April 2012
‘Sheer feel-good energy’
_’An all-singing, all-dancing triumph’ _
‘Connie Fisher – a star reborn’
‘Remarkable. Bernstein’s exhilarating and jazzy score.’
‘Terrific. Putting the wonderful into Wonderful Town’
Independent on Sunday
‘A real treat’
‘Bernstein’s score is brassy, sassy and urbane’
Manchester Evening News
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Photographs by Alistair Muir
Running time 2hrs 30mins (approx)