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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.


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...)

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...)

Sadler's Wells to Host Evening of Dance to Celebrate Jonathan Ollivier, Jan 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

New Adventures and Re:Bourne present an evening of dance to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ollivier, who died tragically earlier this year before the final performance of The Car Man at Sadler's Wells. MR WONDERFUL - A CELEBRATION OF JONATHAN OLLIVIER'S LIFE IN DANCE is on MONDAY 18 JANUARY 2016 at 7.30PM at Sadler's Wells. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! CHITA RIVERA: A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO Available to Stream in its Entirety
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2015

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and career -featuring interviews, archival performance footage, and newly filmed numbers from Rivera's concert including such numbers as 'A Boy Like That,' 'America,' 'A Lot of Livin' to Do,' 'All That Jazz,' and 'Nowadays' -- aired on Great Performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the WHOLE performance! Enjoy! (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...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Tuesday, December 8, 2015
by TV Scoop - Nov 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Tuesday, December 8, 2015! (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...)

MUSICALS TONIGHT Announces 2016-2017 Season, Featuring Five Classic Revivals
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Musicals Tonight will offer FIVE classic revivals in their 19th season - Funny Face, Hoi Polloi, Louisiana Purchase, Mr. Wonderful, and I Can Get It for You Wholesale. A subscription costs $146.25 and single tickets will go on sale after Labor Day. Performances are at the intimate Lion Theatre (88 seats) in the Theatre Row Studios complex at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

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

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Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

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...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

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...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (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...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (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...)

Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=961&mode=id or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

MR WONDERFUL Full Program Announced for Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Matthew Bourne, on behalf of New Adventures, Northern Ballet and Sadler's Wells today announces the full programme for "MR WONDERFUL", A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life in Dance. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (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...)

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...)

Honeyfund' Celebrates 10th Anniversary and New Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Action Bronson Performance Canceled at Trinity College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Pitchfork.com reports that Action Bronson has been removed uninvited to perform at Trinity College's Spring Weekend on April 30 following student outcry. (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

RCA/Legacy Recordings to Release Newly Expanded Edition of The Kinks' 'Everybody's in Show-Biz'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release a newly expanded edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz, The Kinks' 1972 album masterpiece, on Friday, June 3. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

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