Musical nails down Broadway venue, dates
“Wonderland” lands at Broadway’s Marquis Theater this spring, with the new musical set to begin performances in March.Tuner from composer Frank Wildhorn (“Jekyll and Hyde”), a contempo redux of “Alice in Wonderland,” is already set to play its out-of-town tryout in January at Tampa’s David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Title originated at the Florida company, which optioned it and produced the show’s world preem late last year in association with Houston’s Alley Theater, where the show had a subsequent run. The Straz Center, William Franzblau and Nederlander Presentations produce the Main Stem incarnation. Alley a.d. Gregory Boyd helms the musical and co-wrote the book with lyricist Jack Murphy, with Marguerite Derricks attached to choreograph. Cast and design team remain to be announced. “Wonderland,” beginning previews March 21 ahead of an April 17 opening, will step into the house previously occupied by “Come Fly Away,” which shuttered over the weekend.
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