Wonder Will Cease Jan. 5 at MTC

News   Wonder Will Cease Jan. 5 at MTC David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy, Wonder of the World, ends its run as scheduled Jan. 5 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I at City Center.

David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy, Wonder of the World, ends its run as scheduled Jan. 5 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I at City Center.

Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a wife who flees her kinky husband (Alan Tudyk) for Niagara Falls, where she encounters a gaggle of choice characters — and character actors, including Marylouise Burke, Kevin Chamberlin, Kristine Nielsen, Bill Raymond and Amy Sedaris.

The play had its world premiere at Washington, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 2000. Following the MTC run, star Parker heads back to the studio to film the Emmy Award winning comedy series, "Sex and the City."

Wonder of the World opened Nov. 1 following previews that began Oct. 11. It was extended to Jan. 5. Christopher Ashley directs.

During the run, outspoken actress Sedaris appeared on talk shows and bemoaned the fact that the MTC audience was so old and unresponsive to the quirky material. When Conan O'Brien plugged the show at MTC on "Late Night," she quipped, "Sleeps 250." When she appeared on "The Late Show," David Letterman was noticably uncomfortable when she made references to the canes and walkers that, she said, clutter the aisles at MTC. On MTC's Stage II, John Patrick Shanley's Where's My Money? continues to Jan. 13. Next up on Stage I: The American premiere of Zinnie Harris' Further From the Furthest Thing Jan. 15. The Worth Street Theatre Company's staging of Christopher Shinn's Four begins on Stage II Jan. 29 (replacing John Corwin's Gone Home).

The performance schedule for Stage I is: Tuesday through Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday matinees at 2:30 PM, and performances on Sunday at 2:30 PM and 7 PM. The performance schedule for Stage II is: Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, Saturday matinees at 3 PM, and performances on Sunday at 3 PM and 7:30 PM.

MTC at City Center is at 131 West 55th Street in Manhattan. For ticket information, call (212) 581-1212, or visit www.manhattantheatreclub.org.