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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.



Berkshire Theatre Group's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO! Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

BTG's exciting revival is the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical. Previews of Fiorello! will began Sunday, September 4, at East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), with opening night being held tonihgt, September 9, 2016. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH MR. WONDERFUL Musical Set for New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

A Night with Mr. Wonderful the Musical will have its first preview in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, which will take place at the Off Broadway house, The Elektra Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, October 7, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, October 7, 2016! (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival Semifinals Kick Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) kicks off the Semifinals on Monday, September 19 with Starmites, the Six-Time Tony-Nominated Musical and continues with shows featuring some of the cast members of Wicked, Finding Neverland and Jersey Boys. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon Join CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at www.ChitaInConcert.com. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Today, October 7, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC today, October 7, 2016! (more...)

Founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes' Launch First Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie, the mother-daughter team that founded the popular family-owned Wicked Good Cupcakes, have launched their first book titled A Wicked Good Idea How to Succeed in Business in Spite of Ourselves. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, October 21, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

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Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Today, October 21, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC today, October 21, 2016! (more...)

Rocker Stevie Van Zandt to Join Chita Rivera in 'NOWADAYS' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Stevie Van Zandt - musician, producer, songwriter, director, actor, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Bandv- has joined the all-star lineup at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz  and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Sammy Davis Jr. and Dickens Shows to Play in Rep for the Holidays at Performance Network
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 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...)

Sammy Davis Jr. and Dickens Shows Play in Rep for the Holidays at Performance Network
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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 tonight, 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...)

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...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (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...)

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...)

Big News Announced For Customers Of Honeyfund And Plumfund On 'Beyond The Tank'
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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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...)

MODEX 2016 Showcases Technologies and Products That Are Transforming Supply Chains
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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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...)

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...)

RCA/Legacy Recordings Releases Newly Expanded Edition of The Kinks' 'Everybody's in Show-Biz' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

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

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...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Tonight, December 8, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 8, 2015

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

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, December 23, 2016
by - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, December 23, 2016! (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...)

MODEX 2016 Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expo is Coming to Atlanta April 4-7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

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A NIGHT WITH MR. WONDERFUL Musical Set for New York New Works Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A Night with Mr. Wonderful the Musical will have its first preview in this year's New York New Works Theatre Festival, which will take place at the Off Broadway house, The Elektra Theatre. (more...)

The New York New Works Theatre Festival Panel Announces 2016 Participants
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

In one of the first festivals of its kind, a panel of Broadway Producers and Emmy winning writers has compiled its final list of performances for the upcoming New York New Works Theatre Festival (August 29th - October 5). (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Weighs in on Zika in Puerto Rico
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2016

The incomparable Broadway legend and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, has put her support behind the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) and its effort to allay travelers' fears about the Zika virus in Puerto Rico and provide factual information to help travelers make informed travel decisions. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, August 19, 2016
by - Aug 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, August 19, 2016! (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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