By Matthew Blank
13 May 2011
Amid the madness of a premature closing week and various put-in rehearsals, the duo found time to share photography duties. Parcells offers photo commentary, introducing the various characters who inhabit the backstage world of Wonderland.
Here is a two-show day at Wonderland with Jose Llana and Heather Parcells:
Llana's Broadway credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip Tolentino, Drama Desk Award), Flower Drum Song (Ta), Rent (Angel), Streetcorner Symphony (Jessie-Lee) and The King and I (Lun Tha).
Parcells has appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line (Judy) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Some Like It Hot and Chicago.
Gregory Boyd directs the original musical with a score by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy, billed as "a new spin on the classic story of Alice and her lookingglass world," inspired by the tales of Lewis Carroll. This time, Alice is "a modern-day woman who goes on a life-changing adventure far below the streets of New York City, where a colorful cast of strange but familiar characters help her rediscover what's really important."
Wonderland stars Janet Dacal (In the Heights) as Alice, Darren Ritchie (Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as White Knight, E. Clayton Cornelious (The Scottsboro Boys, A Chorus Line) as Caterpillar, Jose Llana (Spelling Bee, Flower Drum Song) as El Gato, Karen Mason (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!) as Queen of Hearts, Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde) as Mad Hatter, Carly Rose Sonenclar (Les Misérables, Little House on the Prairie) as Chloe, Edward Staudenmayer (Spamalot, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) as White Rabbit and Danny Stiles (regional productions of Guys and Dolls and Sister Act: The Musical) as Morris.
The show will play its final performance May 15.
Tickets to Wonderland - A New Alice. A New Musical are available through www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929, and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office, 1535 Broadway between 45th & 46th Streets.
For more information on the musical, visit www.WonderlandOnBroadway.com.