Mr Wonderful - (1956) Sammy Davis Jr - Broadway Theatre
Mr. Wonderful is a musical with a book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman, and music and lyrics by Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, and George David Weiss.
Written specifically to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis, Jr., the thin plot, focusing on entertainer Charlie Welch's show business struggles, primarily served as a springboard for an extended version of Davis's Las Vegas nightclub act.
The Broadway production, staged by Jack Donohue, opened on March 22, 1956 at The Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 383 performances. In addition to Davis, the cast included his father Sammy Sr. and uncle Will (who together with Davis had performed as the Will Mastin Trio), Olga James, Jack Carter, Chita Rivera, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Marilyn Cooper and Patricia Marshall. The play closed on February 23, 1957.
Mr Wonderful Cast - Will Mastin Trio, Sammy Davis Jr, Pat Marshall, Olga James, Jack Carter, Chita Rivera, Hal Loman, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Sammy Davis Sr
Directed by Jack Donohue
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
Playbill Date : April 30, 1956
Run: Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957
Playbill / Program Size 165 x 230 mm
Condition: Used Fair - Good
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