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Mr. Wonderful - 1956 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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by TV Scoop - Sep 4, 2020
Find out what's happening on Listings for TAMRON HALL and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Monday, September 7, 2020!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020
Bewitched, Not Bothered, Not Bewildered is a CD Preview show with Suzanna Ross singing selected songs from her new CD, as well as new songs.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 23, 2020
The ability to make your own decisions—to truly own the course your life takes, is a freedom that can take a while to embrace.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the 2022 Gala “Paint the Town” will honor RTC alumna and friend Chita Rivera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nine) on Monday, March 7 at 7pm at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019
Chita Rivera's two shows at Club Helsinki Saturday, November 16, 2019, have been cancelled. On doctors' orders, and as a result of an infection, Ms. Rivera must have bed rest for the next several weeks.  A new date for the shows will be announced soon.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.
by TV Scoop - May 8, 2020
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on TAMRON HALL, 5/11-5/15!
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2019
Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College at 8 p.m., Friday, June 28.
by A.A. Cristi - May 29, 2019
The Marcus Performing Arts Center's Broadway Bash is one of the hottest tickets in Milwaukee. The 14th Annual fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 14 and will feature a concert by Tony Award winner and Broadway Icon, Chita Rivera, in the Todd Wehr Theater. Individual tickets are $300 including a gift back to support the Marcus Center's local arts education programming and can be purchased by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org. Sponsorship are available by contacting Kelly Candotti, Director of Development, at kcandotti@marcuscenter.org or 414-273-7121 x221.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 22, 2020
HBO Max launches May 27th, but that's just the beginning of what this exciting new streaming bundle has to offer. The month of June brings hundreds of sizzling hot movies and series to keep everyone in the family entertained all month long.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced that due to Chita Rivera recently testing positive for COVID-19, Ms. Rivera's upcoming TRUST Cabaret Series performances Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration, on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, have been rescheduled.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019
Irrepressible singer-raconteur, Ira Lee Collings, has yielded to the will of the masses - and for a very good cause! His Naked - From The Neck Up is back by very popular demand during Gay Pride week as a fundraiser for SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of elder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults. The show plays on Thursday, June 27th at 7pm, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. See the full list.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019
According to Forbes, the son and estate of Broadway composer Harold Arlen has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Pandora, for selling over 6,000 unauthorized recordings of his music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
Chita Rivera will appear on WNBC’s New York Live on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am to announce the nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2022
Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala 'Paint the Town' at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2019
Be up close and personal with the indomitable Broadway icon Chita Rivera as she recreates signature moments from her legendary career in CHITA & FRIENDS, coming to the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 6. Tickets on sale now, http://www.jccc.edu/carlsen-center-presents/events/2018-2019/chita-friends.html or (913) 469-4445.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that the 2021 ICON Award-recipient and Broadway legend Chita Rivera of New York City, New York has joined Porchlight’s Advisory Board.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
Six of the most lauded and influential performing artists across the worlds of pop, hip-hop, jazz, musical theater, and classical music will receive honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee in virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 5, 2019
Lee Daniels Entertainment has teamed up with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone to develop miniseries about the life of Sammy Davis Jr., according to Deadline.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 4, 2019
Back by popular demand, the two-time-Tony Award winning Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her unique solo concert event for seven performances this fall
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
Winners for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced! In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensemble in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in film that opened pre-Covid as well as in the 2021-2022 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
Charlotte d’Amboise (Chicago; A Chorus Line) and Bianca Marroquín (Chicago; Fosse/Verdon) will host the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards, it was announced today.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 13, 2019
Irrepressible singer-raconteur, Ira Lee Collings, has yielded to the will of the masses-and for a very good cause! His Naked - From The Neck Up is back by very popular demand during Gay Pride week as a fundraiser for SAGE, the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of elder lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults. The show plays on Thursday, June 27 at 7pm, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
This July, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Songs For a New World, the first musical by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown at The Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, MA, and also the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries Chita Rivera and Charl Brown at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 28, 2022
Broadway living-legend Chita Rivera will soon release a memoir. The book, which will arrive in 2023 from HarperOne, will be available in both English and Spanish. It will be co-authored by Patrick Pacheco.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 23, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Chita Rivera's birthday celebration! An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received five additional Tony nominations. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit (2015). In 2018, she was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020
Today's top stories: Grand Horizons officially opens tonight, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today top stories include the Oscar nominations, a Broadway show being filmed for Netflix, and much more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2019
Chita Rivera recently chatted with Graham Norton on his radio show to discuss her extensive career. She also talked about the upcoming West Side Story film.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Legendary Theatrical Icon and Tony Award-winning luminaries, CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN, with a star-studded musical salute.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to make its initial announcement of the upcoming 36th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 21, 2019
Death is part of life, and Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will perform stories about the many facets of death and how memories, fears, and new understandings can transform grief or relief into thoughts and actions that are positive and healing.  It's a Life opens March 9 at The Braid in Santa Monica and travels throughout the state until March 28, in homes, artful venues, synagogues and JCCs.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 2, 2021
BRUCE KIRBY, beloved veteran character actor best remembered for his great performance as Matt Dillon's father Pop Ryan in the Academy Award-winning film CRASH.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2020
Solomon Kee's A Night With Mr. Wonderful will take place at New York's best cabaret bar, 53 Above. Performance will take place on, Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 7:00pm
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2019
Bryan Perla of Little ELF has Lori Greiner and Kevin O'Leary in a bidding war. As the other Sharks drop out, Bryan has to make a choice, and Mr. Wonderful tells Bryan he's made a huge mistake.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2020
On Friday 18 December, the Southbank Centre will, for the first time ever, stream an evening of dance and jazz live from the iconic Royal Festival Hall to help combat loneliness this winter.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2020
Solomon Kee's A NIGHT WITH MR. WONDERFUL goes virtual! A Night With Mr. Wonderful will take place live on Instagram Sunday, August 16th 2020 at 6:00PM EST / 12:00AM CEST.
by Team BWW - Aug 3, 2022
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, a memoir is on the way from Broadway icon Chita Rivera via HarperOne. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the book, titled Chita: A Memoir, will be released on April 25, 2023.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2020
Solomon Kee's A NIGHT WITH MR. WONDERFUL virtual experience is back by popular demand! A Night With Mr. Wonderful will take place on Facebook live on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:00PM EST.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2019
Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to the Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 16th for 2 shows at 7pm and 930pm. The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie; The Rink and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 28, 2022
The John Pizzarelli opened their show STAGE AND SCREEN and extended it, all in the same week.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 26, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Come celebrate CHITA RIVERA who headlines the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8 with her unique concert event, “The Rhythm of My Life.” The Shubert’s Gala Event will begin at 6:00pm with an elegant and festive cocktail reception, followed by Chita Rivera’s performance at 8:00pm and concludes with a dessert reception following the show.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
The 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Monday, June 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s cut off for Chita Rivera Awards consideration is Sunday, May 1, and the nominations will be announced on May 5.

Mr. Wonderful Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Mr. Wonderful have their been?
Mr. Wonderful has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956 and Broadway which opened in 1956.

What productions of Mr. Wonderful have their been?
Mr. Wonderful has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956 and Broadway which opened in 1956.

What songs are in Mr. Wonderful and what's the order?
1617 Broadway
Without You I'm Nothing
Jacques D'Iraq
Ethel Baby
Mr. Wonderful
Charlie Welch
Talk to Him
Too Close for Comfort
I'm Available
There
Miami
I've Been Too Busy
Sing You Sinners
Big Time

What is the order of songs in Mr. Wonderful and what's the order?
1617 Broadway
Without You I'm Nothing
Jacques D'Iraq
Ethel Baby
Mr. Wonderful
Charlie Welch
Talk to Him
Too Close for Comfort
I'm Available
There
Miami
I've Been Too Busy
Sing You Sinners
Big Time

What productions of Mr. Wonderful have there been?
Mr. Wonderful has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956 and Broadway which opened in 1956.