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Wonderful Town   

Winter Garden Theatre, (2/25/1953 - 7/03/1954)
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Opening Date: Feb 25, 1953    
Closing Date: Jul 03, 1954 Total Performances: 559

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Greenwich Village in the '30s.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by J. J. Shubert
Produced by Robert Fryer
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Based on "My Sister Eileen" by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Based on stories by Ruth McKenney; Musical Director: Lehman Engel; Vocal arrangements by Lehman Engel; Music orchestrated by Don Walker
Directed by George Abbott; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Donald Saddler; Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Miss Russell's costumes designed by Mainbocher; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Charles Harris
Production Stage Manager: Robert Griffith; Stage Manager: Hal Prince
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Phyllis Perlman and Marian Byram; Associate Press Representative: David Powers
Rosalind Russell
Ruth Sherwood
Edith Adams
Eileen Sherwood
Cris Alexander
Frank Lippencott
Jordan Bentley
Dort Clark
Chick Clark
George Gaynes
Robert Baker
Henry Lascoe
Delbert Anderson
Italian Waiter
Greenwich Villager
Ed Balin
Greenwich Villager
Alvin Beam
Delivery Boy
Greenwich Villager
Marta Becket
Greenwich Villager
Ted Beniades
Speedy Valenti
Maxine Berke
Greenwich Villager
Michele Burke
Margaret Caddy
Greenwich Villager
Carol Cole
Greenwich Villager
Geraldine Delaney
Greenwich Villager
Ray Dorian
Second Cadet
Greenwich Villager
Jean Eliot
Greenwich Villager
Nathaniel Frey
Strange Man
Italian Chef
Warren Galjour
Tour Guide
Associate Editor
Greenwich Villager
Dody Goodman
Greenwich Villager
Edward J. Heim
Greenwich Villager
Isabella Hoopes
Mrs. Wade
Pat Johnson
Greenwich Villager
Walter Kelvin
Officer Lonigan
Robert Kole
Greenwich Villager
Joe Layton
Greenwich Villager
Albert Linville
Associate Editor
David Lober
First Cadet
Greenwich Villager
Victor Moreno
Greenwich Villager
Evelyn Page
Greenwich Villager
Lee Papell
Shore Patrolman
Greenwich Villager
Helen Rice
Greenwich Villager
Chris Robinson
Ruth's Escort
Greenwich Villager
Helena Seroy
Greenwich Villager
Libi Staiger
Greenwich Villager
William Weslow
Greenwich Villager
Patty Wilkes
Greenwich Villager
Understudies: Delbert Anderson (Chick Clark), Geraldine Delaney (Helen), Warren Galjour (Speedy Valenti), Betty Gillette (Eileen Sherwood), Pat Johnson (Eileen Sherwood), Joe Layton (Wreck), Lee Papell (Appopolous), Hal Prince (Frank Lippencott), Helen Rice (Mrs. Wade), Chris Robinson (Robert Baker) and Patricia Wilkes (Ruth Sherwood)
Theatre World
winner 1953 Award [recipient]
Edith Adams
Tony Award®
winner 1953 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; Produced by Robert Fryer
winner 1953 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Rosalind Russell
winner 1953 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Raoul Pène Du Bois
winner 1953 Choreographer [winner]
Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Donald Saddler
winner 1953 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Lehman Engel
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
ACT 1 Sung By
Christopher Street Tour Guide and The Villagers
Ohio Ruth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
Conquering New York Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, First Cadet, Violet and The Villagers
One Hundred Easy Ways Ruth Sherwood
What a Waste Robert Baker and Associate Editors
Ruth's Story Vignettes Rexford, Mr. Mallory, Danny, Trent and Ruth Sherwood
A Little Bit in Love Eileen Sherwood
Pass the Football Wreck and The Villagers
Conversation Piece Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, Frank Lippencott, Robert Baker and Chick Clark
A Quiet Girl Robert Baker
Conga! Ruth Sherwood
ACT 2 Sung By
My Darlin' Eileen Eileen Sherwood, Drunk and Policeman
Swing Ruth Sherwood and Villagers
Ohio (Reprise) Ruth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
It's Love (Reprise) Robert Baker and The Villagers
Wrong Note Rag Ruth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood and The Villagers