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Monday, February 14, 2011

Wonderland Close to Opening on Broadway

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 02:46

wonderlandcover┬áThe musical Wonderland: A New Alice. A New Musical which got its start under a slightly different subtitle (The New Adventures of Alice) at the Tampa Bay Center for the Performing Arts, is close to opening on the Great White Way. The show begins previews March 21st at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. The show opened in Tampa at the end of 2009 and was the first ever workshop produced by TBPAC specifically as a Broadway-bound musical. According to Playbill:

Wonderland is a new pop musical about a modern mom who goes down Alice’s rabbit hole, has a book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy, lyrics by Jack Murphy, music by Frank Wildhorn, choreography by Marguerite Derricks and direction by Gregory Boyd. It will open April 17. The company features 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 Miserables, 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.

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