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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.

Production Staff [See More]
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 RussellRuth Sherwood
Edith AdamsEileen Sherwood
Cris AlexanderFrank Lippencott
Jordan BentleyWreck
Dort ClarkChick Clark
George GaynesRobert Baker
Henry LascoeAppopolous
Delbert AndersonDrunk
Italian Waiter
Greenwich Villager
Ed BalinGreenwich Villager
Alvin BeamDelivery Boy
Greenwich Villager
Marta BecketGreenwich Villager
Ted BeniadesSpeedy Valenti
Maxine BerkeGreenwich Villager
Michele BurkeHelen
Margaret CaddyGreenwich Villager
Carol ColeGreenwich Villager
Geraldine DelaneyGreenwich Villager
Ray DorianSecond Cadet
Greenwich Villager
Jean EliotGreenwich Villager
Nathaniel FreyStrange Man
Italian Chef
Warren GaljourTour Guide
Associate Editor
Greenwich Villager
Dody GoodmanViolet
Greenwich Villager
Edward J. HeimGreenwich Villager
Isabella HoopesMrs. Wade
Pat JohnsonGreenwich Villager
Walter KelvinOfficer Lonigan
Robert KoleGreenwich Villager
Joe LaytonGreenwich Villager
Albert LinvilleAssociate Editor
David LoberFirst Cadet
Greenwich Villager
Victor MorenoGreenwich Villager
Evelyn PageGreenwich Villager
Lee PapellDrunk
Shore Patrolman
Greenwich Villager
Helen RiceGreenwich Villager
Chris RobinsonRuth's Escort
Greenwich Villager
Helena SeroyGreenwich Villager
Libi StaigerGreenwich Villager
William WeslowGreenwich Villager
Patty WilkesGreenwich 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 StreetTour Guide and The Villagers
OhioRuth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
Conquering New YorkRuth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, First Cadet, Violet and The Villagers
One Hundred Easy WaysRuth Sherwood
What a WasteRobert Baker and Associate Editors
Ruth's Story VignettesRexford, Mr. Mallory, Danny, Trent and Ruth Sherwood
A Little Bit in LoveEileen Sherwood
Pass the FootballWreck and The Villagers
Conversation PieceRuth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood, Frank Lippencott, Robert Baker and Chick Clark
A Quiet GirlRobert Baker
Conga!Ruth Sherwood
ACT 2 Sung By
My Darlin' EileenEileen Sherwood, Drunk and Policeman
SwingRuth Sherwood and Villagers
Ohio (Reprise) Ruth Sherwood and Eileen Sherwood
It's Love (Reprise) Robert Baker and The Villagers
Wrong Note RagRuth Sherwood, Eileen Sherwood and The Villagers