Another Houston-developed musical will land upon the Great White Way next year when Wonderland opens at a Nederlander theater April 17, 2011. While it's had a hard time worming its way into critics' hearts, the Alice in Wonderland-inspired musical was a huge hit with audiences. No doubt after the Alley run, which opened in January of this year, the show--with music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel)--went away for further development and could arrive in New York looking much different than the Alley incarnation, which is perfectly appropriate for the show's nebulous setting.
In a press release from the Alley, Wildhorn said, "I am at a point in my life where I want to stay in love with the things I fell in love with. The process of creating Wonderland with my extraordinary producers and collaborators has shown me the magic of fun is not just for the young."
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The "magic of fun?" Weird. But we're glad Wildhorn is finally finished falling out of love with the things he loves.