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Mr. Wonderful   

 
Broadway Theatre, (3/22/1956 - 2/23/1957)
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Opening Date: Mar 22, 1956    
Closing Date: Feb 23, 1957 Total Performances: 383

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York City; Union City, N.J.; Miami, Florida. Time: The Present.



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Operated by Trebuhs Realty Co., Inc.; Owned by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Jule Styne and George Gilbert; Produced in association with Lester Osterman, Jr.
Book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman; Music by Larry Holofcener, Jerry Bock and George Weiss; Lyrics by Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener and George Weiss; Musical Director: Morton Stevens; Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Morton Stevens; Production Conceived by Jule Styne
Directed by Jack Donohue
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
In Charge of Production: Sylvia Herscher
Production Stage Manager: John Barry Ryan; Stage Manager: Bernard Gersten and Michael Wettach
Musical and Vocal Supervision by Oscar Kosarin
Press Representative: John L. Toohey and Max Gendel
Cast
Jack CarterFred Campbell
Sammy Davis, Jr.Charlie Welch
Olga JamesEthel Pearson
Will Mastin Trio
Chita RiveraRita Romano
Marvin ArnoldHoofer
Malcolm Lee BeggsMr. Foster
Ann BucklesUnemployed Actress
Marilyn CooperLittle Girl
Richard CurrySong Plugger
Sammy Davis, Sr.Dad
Dorothy D'HonauAcrobat
Rina FalconeSoprano
Herb FieldsCounterman
Tempy FletcherDancer
Charlotte FoleyAnnie's Friend
Harold GordonBop Musician
Shirley GraserDancer
Jerri GrayCigarette Girl
T. J. HalliganTalent Scout
Suan HartmanDancer
Bob KoleStage Manager
Gail KuhrSister
Ronnie LeeSophie's Boy
Barbara LeighSister
Bob LeslieA Comic
Larry B. LeslieA Comic
Hal LomanHal
Pat MarshallLil Campbell
Frank MartiStagehand
Will MastinUncle
Sherry McCutcheonSister
Sally NealDancer
John PellettiJohnnie
Ginny PerlowinScript Girl
Albert PopwellBop Musician
Bill ReillyHoofer
Patti Ann RitaDancer
Tony RossiStagehand
Sylvia ShayDancer
Karen ShepardA Singer
Claude ThompsonBop Musician
Jimmie ThompsonHoofer
Patti WhartonDancer
Pat WilkesAudition Annie
Understudies: T. J. Halligan (Mr. Foster), Bob Leslie (Fred Campbell), Jimmie Thompson (Hal), George Watts (Dad, Uncle), Patti Wharton (Rita Romano), Pat Wilkes (Lil Campbell) and Louise Woods (Ethel Pearson)
music by Jerry Bock,Larry Holofcener and George Weiss; lyrics by Jerry Bock ,Larry Holofcener and George Weiss
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
1617 BroadwayRita Romano, Hal and Ensemble
Without You, I'm NothingFred Campbell and Lil Campbell
Jaques D'IraqCharlie Welch, Uncle, Dad and Ensemble
Ethel, BabyEthel Pearson and Charlie Welch
Mr. WonderfulEthel Pearson
Charlie WelchFred Campbell
Big Time (Added after opening)Charlie Welch
Charlie Welch (Reprise) Fred Campbell
Talk to HimLil Campbell
Charlie Welch (Reprise) Ensemble
Talk to HimEthel Pearson
Too Close for ComfortCharlie Welch
Without You, I'm Nothing (Reprise) Fred Campbell and Charlie Welch
Sing, You Sinners (From HONEY film)
(music by Sam Coslow; lyrics by W. Franke Harling)
Daddy, Uncle and Me
(music by Sid Kuller and Lyn Murray; lyrics by Sid Kuller and Lyn Murray)
Because of You
(music by Dudley Wilkinson; lyrics by Arthur Hammerstein)
That Old Black Magic (From STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM film)
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Birth of the Blues (From GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1926)
(music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown)
It's All Right With Me (From CAN CAN)
(music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter)
ACT 2 Sung By
ThereCharlie Welch
MiamiLil Campbell and Ensemble
I've Been Too BusyEthel Pearson, Fred Campbell, Lil Campbell and Charlie Welch
Mr. Wonderful (Reprise) Ethel Pearson
Sing, You Sinners (From HONEY film)
(music by Sam Coslow; lyrics by W. Franke Harling)
Daddy, Uncle and Me
(music by Sid Kuller and Lyn Murray; lyrics by Sid Kuller and Lyn Murray)
Because of You
(music by Dudley Wilkinson; lyrics by Arthur Hammerstein)
That Old Black Magic (From STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM film)
(music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Birth of the Blues (From GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1926)
(music by Ray Henderson; lyrics by Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown)
It's All Right With Me (From CAN CAN)
(music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter)
Dearest (You're the Nearest to My Heart)
(music by Harry Akst; lyrics by Benny Davis)
Liza (From SHOW GIRL)
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn)
Finale: Mr. WonderfulEntire Company