September 27 - October 1, 2016

Join us for the Leonard Bernstein Celebration.
All events are FREE.

Few figures have embodied American classical and popular music as did Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Through his iconic compositions for stage, screen and ballet; his dynamic conductorship of the world’s great orchestras; and his beloved series of educational programs, Bernstein became one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century. This fall, on the eve of his 100th birthday and in conjunction with the glittering revival of his Wonderful Town, Goodman Theatre is proud to present a series of programs and performances that honor and illuminate the man and his unprecedented career. Join us for these FREE programs, featuring both established artists and exciting new musical voices.

  • Wonderful Town

    Wonderful Town

    Music by Leonard Bernstein
    Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
    Book by Joseph A. Fields & Jerome Chodorov
    Directed by Mary Zimmerman

    September 10 - October 23, 2016

    Two sisters. One incredible city. Unlimited possibilities. Join Ruth and Eileen Sherwood as they leave behind their mundane Ohio lives in pursuit of making it big in New York City. Chock-full of swinging show tunes, breathtaking choreography and effervescent charm, Wonderful Town captures the thrill of chasing one’s dreams like no other musical.


  • Special Events

    Special Events

    All events are free

    Tuesday, September 27 - Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Join us for free events honoring the life, work and career of Leonard Bernstein. Reservations required.