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* AccidentalArt: The opening number has a slapstick interlude where a janitor wins first prize in a Greenwich Village art contest for a well-filled garbage can.



* ConstrainedWriting: Ruth says that the letter "W" fell off her typewriter after she wrote her thesis on Walt Whitman, making herself "the only author who never uses a 'w'."



* DumbJock: By Wreck's own admission, he was an abysmal student who only made it through college because he "could pass the football like nothin' you had ever seen."
* HouseHusband: The Wreck is unemployed outside of the professional football season. While Helen works at the office, what he spends the day doing besides drinking is ironing in his shorts and doing almost anything around the house except washing, which he considers women's work. They're not actually married until the last act, however.



* IWantSong: In "A Quiet Girl", Robert bemoans the fact that he only seems to attract girls like Ruth.

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* IWantSong: In "A Quiet Girl", Robert bemoans the fact that he only seems to attract girls like Ruth when he'd much prefer someone quieter and more demure. What he doesn't realize is that beneath her aggressive, argumentative facade, Ruth is exactly that kind of girl.
* {{Landlord}}: Mr. Appopolous considers renting out studios to {{Starving Artist}}s "merely a hobby" of his. He is more obsessed with painting and writing poetry and drama, though he has to admit that "not more than fifteen people" in the world appreciate his artistry. The basement studio he rents to Eileen and Ruth has a landscape from his "blue-green period" hanging over one of the beds.
* ListSong: "100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man" consists of Ruth listing the ways she's managed to scare off her potential suitors over the years, including correcting someone's grammar and demonstrating a superior knowledge of baseball. Thankfully, it doesn't go through all 100.
* LoveInformant: In "It's Love", Eileen tries to get Robert to confess his feelings for
Ruth.


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* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: In "100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man", Ruth complains that men never seem to find intelligent, assertive women attractive.


* StylisticSuck: Ruth's initial batch of stories are terrible rip-offs of Creator/NoelCoward, Creator/ErnestHemingway, and Creator/CliffordOdettes.

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* StylisticSuck: Ruth's initial batch of stories are terrible rip-offs of Creator/NoelCoward, Creator/ErnestHemingway, and Creator/CliffordOdettes.Creator/CliffordOdets.

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* StylisticSuck: Ruth's initial batch of stories are terrible rip-offs of Creator/NoelCoward, Creator/ErnestHemingway, and Creator/CliffordOdettes.


''Wonderful Town'' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on the ''Literature/MySisterEileen'' short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

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''Wonderful Town'' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on the ''Literature/MySisterEileen'' short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an that inspired the earlier, non-musical play), play ''Theatre/MySisterEileen'', it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.


* WriteWhatYouKnow: The advice Robert gives Ruth after he reads her stories.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The advice Robert gives Ruth in-universe after he reads her stories.


''Wonderful Town'' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play, ''My Sister Eileen''), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

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''Wonderful Town'' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on autobiographical the ''Literature/MySisterEileen'' short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play, ''My Sister Eileen''), play), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

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The original Broadway production won five Tony awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Creator/RosalindRussell, who played Ruth.

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* MisspellingOutLoud: The Wreck sings that he went through college as a DumbJock who "thought that dog was c-a-t."



* WriteWhatYouKnow: The advice Robert gives Ruth after he reads her stories.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: The advice Robert gives Ruth after he reads her stories.stories.
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* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Ruth and Eileen are just handing over their first month's rent to Mr. Appopolous when a tremendous explosion is heard from underneath—it's blasting for a new subway. Appopolous tries to tell them that they'll get used to it, but the sisters say they want their money back. He tells them: "Listen—in New York you either live, A, over a subway, or, B, where they're building a subway, or C, you don't live in New York!" After he makes a bargain with them and leaves, Eileen tells Ruth that maybe they should have tried Cleveland first. They try to get some sleep on their all-too-stiff beds, but are repeatedly roused by impolite forms of city life, as well as further booms from below. It doesn't help that Ruth's bed is directly under the street lamp, with no window shade to block the light.

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* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Ruth and Eileen are just handing over their first month's rent to Mr. Appopolous when a tremendous explosion is heard from underneath—it's blasting for a new subway. Appopolous tries to tell them that they'll get used to it, but the sisters say they want their money back. He tells them: "Listen—in New York you either live, A, over a subway, or, B, where they're building a subway, or C, you don't live in New York!" After he makes a bargain with them and leaves, Eileen tells Ruth that maybe they should have tried Cleveland first. They try to get some sleep on their all-too-stiff beds, but are repeatedly roused by impolite forms of city life, as well as further booms from below. It doesn't help that Ruth's bed is directly under the street lamp, with no window shade to block the light.light.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: The advice Robert gives Ruth after he reads her stories.


'''Wonderful Town''' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play, ''My Sister Eileen''), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

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'''Wonderful Town''' ''Wonderful Town'' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play, ''My Sister Eileen''), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Ruth and Robert fight a lot before finally realizing that they like each other.
* CountryMouse: Ruth and Eileen think they are ready for live in the big city. They are very, very wrong.


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* IWantSong: In "A Quiet Girl", Robert bemoans the fact that he only seems to attract girls like Ruth.

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'''Wonderful Town''' is a musical written by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, with lyrics by Creator/ComdenAndGreen, and music by Music/LeonardBernstein. Based on autobiographical short stories by Ruth [=McKenney=] (and an earlier, non-musical play, ''My Sister Eileen''), it tells the story of Ruth and Eileen Sherwood, two sisters who move to New York City (specifically Christopher Street), where Ruth intends to make her living as a writer.

!!This play includes examples of:

* IncessantChorus: When Ruth goes to interview a group of Brazilian sailors, they insist that she teach them how to do the conga. Every fourth line is them interrupting one of her questions to shout "CONGA!"
* OfficerOHara: Officer Lonigan and his boys are so Irish that one of the Act Two numbers, "Darlin' Eileen", has them launch into a song and jig for Eileen, under the mistaken impression that she's Irish, too.
* SportsHeroBackstory: Wreck used to be a football star, but those days are long over, and he still hasn't adapted to it.
* WelcomeToTheBigCity: Ruth and Eileen are just handing over their first month's rent to Mr. Appopolous when a tremendous explosion is heard from underneath—it's blasting for a new subway. Appopolous tries to tell them that they'll get used to it, but the sisters say they want their money back. He tells them: "Listen—in New York you either live, A, over a subway, or, B, where they're building a subway, or C, you don't live in New York!" After he makes a bargain with them and leaves, Eileen tells Ruth that maybe they should have tried Cleveland first. They try to get some sleep on their all-too-stiff beds, but are repeatedly roused by impolite forms of city life, as well as further booms from below. It doesn't help that Ruth's bed is directly under the street lamp, with no window shade to block the light.

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