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The Wanderer Summary
- Genre: Musical
- The Wanderer is 2 Hours 10 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: November 16, 2020
- Show Opens: December 12, 2020
- Show Closes: Open ended
A bio-musical recounting the life of 1960’s doo-wop singer Dion DiMucci, a man who learned the hard way that fame can be both a blessing and a curse.
The Wanderer on Broadway Background
The Wanderer is a new jukebox musical to premiere on Broadway, joining the likes of Beautiful, The Cher Show, and Ain’t Too Proud. The story chronicles the journey of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dion through many of his life-defining moments like his tough childhood growing up in the Bronx and his heartbreaking battles with heroin addiction. The show’s book is written by Charles Messina, best known for his previous work on the autobiographical play A Room Of My Own. Messina’s book is brought to life as a result of the impetus provided by the musical’s director, Kenneth Ferrone. It is Ferrone who recently gained critical acclaim for his work on Fox TV network’s “live” rendition of the classic Broadway musical Rent and for the national tour of Cruel Intentions.
What’s The Wanderer Like?
The Wanderer follows doo-wop and rock star Dion on his rise to fame and his addiction battles that accompany his success. Beginning with his upbringing in the Belmont section of the Bronx, Dion discovers his love for music and recruits his friends into his first musical outfit, aptly named Dion and the Belmonts. The group achieves some mild success, but Dion’s rise to international stardom truly begins when he leaves the group to launch his solo career. Through a medley of many of his greatest hits such as “Runaround Sue” “Ruby Baby” and the titular “The Wanderer”, Dion begins to reap the rewards of his success. Though at first his fame appears to be a dream come true, Dion soon discovers the dark side of being a celebrity and the pressure that it exerts upon him. He begins to relapse back into his teenage heroin addiction and as he loses focus, he sees his fame begin to wane into the latter half of the 1960s. With his career falling apart at the seams, Dion must find a way to get his life back on track and win back the woman he loves.
Is The Wanderer Good for Kids?
This show is not suitable for children under the age of 12 as it delves into many dark topics such as drug abuse and untimely death.
New York, NY 10019
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- Book Writer
- Charles Messina
- Kenneth Ferrone