‘Wonderful Town’ at the Goodman


They just don’t write ’em like that anymore. This phrase could be aptly applied to the classic musical comedy Wonderful Town, now getting a major revival at the Goodman Theater, under the direction of innovative director Mary Zimmerman.

Wonderful Town, written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Leonard Bernstein, is a zesty 2.5 hours that, essentially, was built as a star vehicle. An iconic Rosalind Russell starred in the original 1953 production as the spry and delightfully wry Ruth Sherwood – the elder sister of the beautiful Eileen. The Sherwood sisters have just moved from rural Ohio to the eclectic Greenwich Village in NYC. Chaos and comedy happens, with the requisite happy ending. Read the full review on The Huffington Post >

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