Wonderful Town


Wonderful Town

Bring the family to see the Goodman Theatre’s production of the Broadway hit “Wonderful Town” through October 16, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

The pedigree of “Wonderful Town” is unsurpassed. With a score by the great Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, this is the musical retelling of the novel “My Sister Eileen,” which began its life as short stories published in the “New Yorker” magazine.

Eileen Sherwood and her sister Ruth move to New York from Ohio and meet a cast of zany characters, and find jobs and fall in love! All to the hit show tunes “Wonderful Town,” “Ohio,” “Darling Eileen,” “Quiet Girl,” and a dozen more. Directed by Tony Award winning Mary Zimmerman, this will be a highlight of the Chicago theatre season.

As a bonus, the Goodman Theatre will present free concerts of the music of Leonard Bernstein, during the run of the show.

“Wonderful Town” opened on Broadway in 1953 and won five Tony Awards. It starred Rosalind Russel and Edie Adams. A Broadway revival happened in 1993.

The Goodman Theatre is located at 170 North Dearborn Street in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. For tickets, call the box office at (312) 443-3800 or go online to http://www.goodmantheatre.org/wonderfultown.

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a stone’s throw from the Goodman Theatre’s “Wonderful Town,” provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.