Do Broadway musicals get better than Bernstein? The great composer's 1953 classic WONDERFUL TOWN gets a chamber production overhaul care of All Star Productions and director Tim McArthur at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in October...
To conclude its 2016 season, All Star Productions are delighted to present a new chamber production of Leonard Bernstein‘s 1953 musical WONDERFUL TOWN, which will run at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, east London, from 12 to 30 October 2016, with a press night on 14 October.
Based on the play MY SISTER EILEEN by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the short stories by Ruth McKenney, the Tony Award-winning WONDERFUL TOWN is a bright and cheery love letter to the colourful experience of living life in New York in the 1930’s.
The show tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from a rural town in Ohio to experience the bright lights, the big city, and the crazy characters of Greenwich Village, New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage. One sister can’t find a man no matter what she does, the other can’t keep them away. Together, these two sisters take on the world, pursuing their dreams and finding love along the way.
WONDERFUL TOWN features a bright Leonard Bernstein score, including such classics as A Little Bit in Love, One Hundred Easy Ways to Loose a Man, A Quiet Girl and Ohio. The Broadway musical classic has lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
The All Star production is directed by Tim McArthur, with musical direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by Ian Pyle. It’s cast by Benjamin Newsome and produced by Andrew Yon.