Wonderful Town: Musical Info & Synopsis


Wonderful Town follows two sisters from Ohio, Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, who move to New York City in the 1930s seeking success and romance. Ruth, an aspiring writer, and Eileen, an aspiring actress, navigate the challenges and excitement of life in Greenwich Village. As the sisters encounter a wide array of characters, including bohemians, artists, and intellectuals, they experience city life at its fullest. Wonderful Town captures the spirit of optimism, ambition, and the pursuit of dreams in NYC.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Cast Size: 30+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics: Betty Comden, Adolph Green

Book: Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1953)➝

Television Cast (1958)➝

Original London Cast (1986)➝

Studio Cast (1996)➝

Studio Cast (1998)➝

Broadway Cast (2004)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1950s, ComedicFeel-Good, Female Leads, Golden Age, Large Cast, NYC, Popular, Sports, Tony Award

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