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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.


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Tickets to Performance Network's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Through a partnership with Logic Solutions in Ann Arbor, patrons will be treated to a redesigned online experience when visiting www.pntheatre.org to purchase single tickets which are on sale now for the 2015-2016 Performance Network Theatre season. Tickets range in price from $25 to $44 and include a special Pay-What-You-Can rate for the first Thursday preview. Discounts are available for all performances, but cannot be combined, and include student, senior, military and group rates. To purchase tickets or for more information on events at the Network, call the box office at 734-663-0681 or go online to www.pntheatre.org. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, October 9, 2015
by - Sep 25, 2015

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, October 9, 2015! (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Anita in 'West Side Story.' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie.' Velma in 'Chicago.' Those are just some of the iconic roles created by the incredible Chita Rivera. (more...)

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, SIMPLY BARBRA, Joe Stilgoe and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Crazy Coqs has announced its September 2014 schedule in Piccadilly, London. Details below! (more...)

Actors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE opens tonight, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

TigerDirect Tech Bash, The Premier Technology Expo for Consumers, Returns to Miami Marlins Park on November 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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Sammy Davis Jr. and Dickens Shows to Play in Rep for the Holidays at Performance Network
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The start of the holiday season is here, and with it comes Performance Network Theatre's tandem productions that run in repertory November through December. Beginning the festivities is the Michigan premiere of WHY NOT ME? A SAMMY DAVIS JR. STORY written by Tim Rhoze running November 24­ - December 19, 2015. Continuing the season is the world premiere of DICKENS: AN A CAPELLA CAROL by Charles Dickens running November 27­ - December 20, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview PBS's CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO, Premiering 11/6
by TV News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a 60-minute career retrospective airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. Get a sneak peek! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Previews PBS Special - A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO
by Stage Tube - Oct 26, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do sizzles onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, November 6 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Tonight, October 2, 2015
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2015

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC tonight, October 2, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, October 2, 2015
by - Oct 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, October 2, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - PBS's CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Premieres Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a 60-minute career retrospective airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances tonight. Get a sneak peek! (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Anita in 'West Side Story.' Rosie in 'Bye Bye Birdie.' Velma in 'Chicago.' Those are just some of the iconic roles created by the incredible Chita Rivera. (more...)

Chita Rivera Will Answer Fans' Questions Tomorrow on Facebook!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Do you have a question for legendary theatrical icon Chita Rivera?  On Thursday, November 5 at 3:00 PM ET, the Tony Award winner will personally answer questions during a live, PBSFacebook Q & A, one day before the premiere of her Great Performances special Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' To Do.  (more...)

Chita Rivera to Headline Museum of the City of New York's 2014 Cabaret Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The City Museum's annual Cabaret! will feature the legendary Chita Rivera in a musical revue on the evening of Tuesday, December 2nd. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Travel Back in Time to WEST SIDE STORY in Chita Rivera's PBS Special; Airs 11/6!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Below, we are excited to give you a special sneak peek of the special, which highlights her time in WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

Celebrity Spokespeople Headline Corporate Brand Ambassador Programs In May
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

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Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon! (more...)

Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more! (more...)

Gallery Players Open THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open tonight, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Business Mogul Kevin O'Leary, aka 'Mr. Wonderful,' to Serve as Official Brand Ambassador for TigerDirect Business
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

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James Bay & More Set for 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that James Bay will perform at the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," which airs live on MTV Today, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

James Bay & More Set for 2015 mtvU WOODIE AWARDS Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, today announced that James Bay will perform at the "2015 mtvU Woodie Awards," which airs live on MTV Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT (more...)

Jack Carter, Comedian and Host of First Televised Tony Awards, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Variety writes that Jack Carter -- WW II vet, comedian, actor, Broadway star, cabaret performer, variety show host, director and more -- died due to respiratory failure on June 28, 2015 at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. (more...)

NORTH BY NORTHEAST Kicks Off Today in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) takes place today, June 17, through June 21, 2015 in Toronto, and features hip hop's rising stars, an arsenal of the strongest female performers around, and the best breaking bands in North America. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Discusses Her Recent Comeback
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

On January 21, Jennifer Holliday released her first solo album in over 20 years. In a recent interview with Travis Smiley, Holliday talked about her recent comeback and past struggles. (more...)

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, SIMPLY BARBRA, Joe Stilgoe and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Crazy Coqs has announced its September 2014 schedule in Piccadilly, London. Details below! (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/23/2015 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY's New Address, SCHOOL OF ROCK, NEVERMORE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY moves to its sister theater tonight, SCHOOL OF ROCK hunts for its leading players, NEVERMORE opens on Sunday and more! (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

One Night Only Report & Photos: Deborah Voigt in VOIGT LESSONS at the 92nd Street Y
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 28, 2015

There was a seismic event and emotional roller coaster onstage Thursday night at the 92nd Street Y, in the Kaufmann Concert Hall theatre. Her name is DEBBIE ..... DEBORAH VOIT. It was the first performance in New York City of a piece called VOIGT LESSONS. The piece was co-created by Voight, Terrence McNally and Francesca Zambello, years ago, at Glimmerglass and the diva told us that it has been performed 'very few times, let alone in New York City.' The crowd proceeded to go crazy. The piece- so simple, yet brilliantly calibrated. (more...)

Broadway's Chita Rivera Comes to The Alden in McLean Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only tonight, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

NORTH BY NORTHEAST Announces First Round of Bands; Runs 6/17-21 in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Today's first band announcements for NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE), taking place June 17-21, 2015 in Toronto, features hip hop's rising stars, an arsenal of the strongest female performers around, and the best breaking bands in North America. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Innovative Wine Entrepreneurs Secure Deal with Two Sharks from ABC's Hit Show "Shark Tank" with ZIPZ Wine Products
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

After facing the celebrity panel of shark investors on ABC's hit show 'Shark Tank,' ZIPZ founders Andrew McMurray and J. Henry Scott are pleased to announce that two sharks are diving into their mission to revolutionize the single-serve wine category. (more...)

Chita Rivera Coming to The Alden in McLean in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th Birthday, coming to The Alden in McLean for one night only on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more information at www.aldentheatre.org or 703-790-0123. (more...)

Anthony Edwards, Annabella Sciorra and More to Join Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling in CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The official opening is Thursday, January 29. The cast will also include Peter Appel, Ian Etheridge, Mike Faist, James Joseph O'Neil, Elizabeth Ramos, Thomas Jay Ryan, Frank Van Putten and Megan West. A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY will be directed by Erica Schmidt. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Performs at Museum of The City Of New York Cabaret Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 3, 2014

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Last night at it's annual Cabaret Gala it presented Broadway legend Chita Rivera, whose stage career has spanned a remarkable six decades. (more...)

Chita Rivera Headlines Museum of the City of New York's 2014 Cabaret Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The City Museum's annual Cabaret! will feature the legendary Chita Rivera in a musical revue this evening, December 2nd. (more...)

Actors Co-op to Present Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE will preview on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy Among Judging Panel for 95th MISS AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle and author, Taya Kyle, entrepreneur and businessman of ABC's 'Shark Tank,' Kevin O'Leary and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist and motivational speaker, Amy Purdy, will be judges on the '2016 Miss America Competition.' (more...)

Kevin O'Leary of 'Shark Tank' to Keynote TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ TigerDirect, a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX), today announced that Kevin O'Leary aka Mr. Wonderful from ABC's hit TV show 'Shark Tank' will keynote the company's TigerDirect Innovation: IT Conference and Expo presented by Lenovo, an exclusive business-to-business (B2B) sector symposium to be held during the Third Annual TigerDirect Tech Bash on November 7, 2014 at the new Marlins Park in Miami. (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

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