Kenny Wax Productions co-produced Wonderful Town on UK Tour in 2012 with The Royal Exchange Theatre, The Hallé Orchestra, The Lowry and Lee Menzies.
Based on the earlier play, My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov, Tony-award winning Wonderful Town is a bright and cheery love letter to the colorful experience of living life in New York. It tells the story of two sisters, Ruth and Eileen, who move from a rural town in Ohio to experience the bright lights, the big city, and the crazy characters of Greenwich Village, New York City. Ruth is an aspiring writer and Eileen is a dancer who wants to pursue a life on stage. One sister can’t find a man no matter what she does, the other can’t keep them away. Together, these two sisters take on the world, pursuing their dreams and finding love along the way. Wonderful Town features a bright Leonard Bernstein score, including such classics as “A Little Bit in Love” and “Ohio.”
The 2012 production starred Connie Fisher, Michael Xavier and Lucy Van Gasse. It was directed by Braham Murray, the choreography was by Andrew Wright and Design was by Simon Higlitt.