Wonderful Town
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Wonderful Town
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Wonderful Town NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(17 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
0%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great singing

About the Show

Musicals Tonight! presents a revival of this beloved tuner about two sisters who move to NYC to fulfill their artistic dreams featuring songs by Leonard Bernstein, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

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Member Reviews (17)

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197 Reviews | 529 Followers
86
Delightful, Funny, Breezy, Clever, Great songs

See it if This 1953 Leonard Bernstein/Comden & Green musical really holds up - funny, sharp, terrific music & lyrics. Cast is obviously having a ball.

Don't see it if This is a low budget, staged reading with absolutely minimal sets and costumes; as long as you're okay with this you'll have a blast!

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You'd like to see how NYC in the 1950's were like in a light, fun way.

Don't see it if You're only into contemporary works.

20 Reviews | 3 Followers
92
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Not often done, "Wonderful Town" is doing great in Chicago partly due to Mary Zimmerman's superb staging and girl-off-the-street casting.

Don't see it if Are looking for glamorous stars and recognizable tunes. A deep, profound story.

12 Reviews | 2 Followers
91
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if Nostalgic

Don't see it if Want to dream

10 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Entertaining

See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You do not like musicals

8 Reviews | 4 Followers
26
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Great staging, Insipid

See it if You like Lively fluff

Don't see it if You want a good story

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like classic musicals with songs like OHIO and a love story

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater

6 Reviews | 1 Follower
87
Enchanting, Funny, Fluffy, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like old-timey pieces.

Don't see it if You get bored, easily.

Critic Reviews (2)

TheaterScene.net
April 8th, 2016

"The 1953 Bernstein score retains its effervescence and charm, as well as presaging music to come from him in future years...While Pappas’ production is a delightful throwback to a more innocent time, it is guilty of some odd choices...'Wonderful Town' is one of those musical comedies which seem to get better as they age...Director Evan Pappas has given the Musicals Tonight! revival a bright, breezy, high-spirited production that is certain to put a smile on your face."
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W
April 8th, 2016

"This lively production features the talents of director Evan Pappas, whose keen eye for character turns and aesthetic arrangements, even when his cast just poses, serve to entertain and enhance, and choreographer Antoinette DiPietropolo, whose work is buoyant. It also features an unusual cavalcade of good actors having fun with smaller roles...The musical itself is a romp and there are so many unexpectedly nifty moments, I found myself smiling almost throughout the whole piece."
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