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Gallery Players To Produce Classic Musical Wonderful Town

PARK SLOPE — The Gallery Players will swing into spring with their production of Wonderful Town. Directed by Mark Haborth and produced by Heather Siobhan Curran, The Gallery Players’ revival of this classic New York musical comedy will open Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m.

This delightful staple of the musical theater canon is about the adventures and misadventures of two sisters who move from small-town Ohio to the bohemia of 1935 Greenwich Village. Eileen is gorgeous, sweet and an aspiring actress with men falling at her feet. Ruth, while a gifted writer, is average-looking, brazen and has a talent for repelling gentlemen callers.

With a glorious score of swinging tunes by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Wonderful Town is the quintessential New York musical comedy about tackling your dreams and finding love in the most unexpected places. Wonderful Town was the winner of five Tony Awards in 1953, including Best Musical.

The Gallery Players’ Wonderful Town stars Molly Pope as Ruth and Laurie Sutton as her sister Eileen. The cast also features Brian Bailey, Monica Bradley, Nathan Brisby, Ronn Burton, Mark Cajigao, Angela Dirksen, Brad Givanine, A.J. Hughes, Maureen Kelley, Adam Kemmerer, Matthew Warner Kirenan, Maggie Marino, Alida Michal, Alex Pagels, Will Roland and Lindsay Sutton.

Wonderful Town opens Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., plus the final two Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Sunday, May 20.

Tickets to Wonderful Town are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and children age 12 and under. Individual tickets can be purchased by calling TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101, or online at www.galleryplayers.com. The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope.

A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than four decades by showcasing  new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals.

April 10, 2012 - 10:09am


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