Mary Zimmerman Will Direct Wonderful Town at Chicago's Goodman; Season Announced

News   Mary Zimmerman Will Direct Wonderful Town at Chicago's Goodman; Season Announced
The classic Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green musical Wonderful Town, directed by Tony winner Mary Zimmerman, will be part of the Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 season.

The 1953 musical, based on the play My Sister Eileen, about a pair of Ohio sisters newly relocated to New York's Greenwich Village, will play the Chicago venue June 25-Aug. 7, 2016. Casting will be announced at a later date; Tony winner Donna Murphy starred in Broadway's most recent staging of Wonderful Town.

Comden and Green are represented by two musical revivals on Broadway this season, On the Town and On the Twentieth Century.

Artistic director Robert Falls' season in the Albert Theatre at the Goodman also includes the first post-Broadway production of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; Another Word for Beauty by José Rivera; The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder; and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry.

The three-play Owen Theatre subscription line-up includes Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith; Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw; and Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 by Rebecca Gilman.

In a special non-subscription theatrical event, Falls joins forces with Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley to present a world-premiere stage adaptation of 2666, Roberto Bolaño’s epic novel. Three other non-subscription events include the 38th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; the second annual production of The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, or Scrooge You!; and a collaboration with Albany Park Theater Project. In addition, the annual New Stages Festival is set for Oct. 28-Nov. 15, 2015, including three developmental productions and three staged readings. Subscription tickets are on sale now; call (312) 443-3800 or visit Individual tickets go on sale beginning in August.

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