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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 Carter
Fred Campbell
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Charlie Welch
Olga James
Ethel Pearson
Will Mastin Trio

Chita Rivera
Rita Romano
Marvin Arnold
Hoofer
Malcolm Lee Beggs
Mr. Foster
Ann Buckles
Unemployed Actress
Marilyn Cooper
Little Girl
Richard Curry
Song Plugger
Sammy Davis, Sr.
Dad
Dorothy D'Honau
Acrobat
Rina Falcone
Soprano
Herb Fields
Counterman
Tempy Fletcher
Dancer
Charlotte Foley
Annie's Friend
Harold Gordon
Bop Musician
Shirley Graser
Dancer
Jerri Gray
Cigarette Girl
T. J. Halligan
Talent Scout
Suan Hartman
Dancer
Bob Kole
Stage Manager
Gail Kuhr
Sister
Ronnie Lee
Sophie's Boy
Barbara Leigh
Sister
Bob Leslie
A Comic
Larry B. Leslie
A Comic
Hal Loman
Hal
Pat Marshall
Lil Campbell
Frank Marti
Stagehand
Will Mastin
Uncle
Sherry McCutcheon
Sister
Sally Neal
Dancer
John Pelletti
Johnnie
Ginny Perlowin
Script Girl
Albert Popwell
Bop Musician
Bill Reilly
Hoofer
Patti Ann Rita
Dancer
Tony Rossi
Stagehand
Sylvia Shay
Dancer
Karen Shepard
A Singer
Claude Thompson
Bop Musician
Jimmie Thompson
Hoofer
Patti Wharton
Dancer
Pat Wilkes
Audition 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 Broadway Rita Romano, Hal and Ensemble
Without You, I'm Nothing Fred Campbell and Lil Campbell
Jaques D'Iraq Charlie Welch, Uncle, Dad and Ensemble
Ethel, Baby Ethel Pearson and Charlie Welch
Mr. Wonderful Ethel Pearson
Charlie Welch Fred Campbell
Big Time (Added after opening) Charlie Welch
Charlie Welch (Reprise) Fred Campbell
Talk to Him Lil Campbell
Charlie Welch (Reprise) Ensemble
Talk to Him Ethel Pearson
Too Close for Comfort Charlie 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
There Charlie Welch
Miami Lil Campbell and Ensemble
I've Been Too Busy Ethel 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. Wonderful Entire Company