Wonderful Town | Goodman Theatre | Theater & Performance, Fall Arts | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina with ensemble members

Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina with ensemble members

Liz Lauren

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 16 2016
Price: $18-$94
Wonderful Town, the second Broadway collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and to a lesser extent Jerome Robbins, was created during the height of McCarthyism, a menace that must have weighed heavily on the show's authors. Robbins—who'd choreographed the trio's first production, On the Town, and doctored important sections of Wonderful Town without credit—landed before the House Un-American Activities Committee a few months after the show opened in early 1953. Among the names he gave to the committee was Jerome Chodorov, who cowrote the show's book. Two months later the State Department refused to renew Bernstein's passport until he signed an affidavit swearing he wasn't a communist. Continue reading >>
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