Mr. Wonderful

Opened: March 22, 1956

Mr. Wonderful - 1956 - Broadway History , Info & More

Broadway Theatre (Broadway)
1681 Broadway New York, NY

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.

Get Mr. Wonderful Email Alerts

Be the first to get ticket offers, news, photos & more.

Johnny Mathis: A Birthday Tribute (And Review)
by Rob Lester - Sep 5, 2023

Who is the veteran singing star getting the first nod in a new series of monthly birthday salutes at BroadwayWorld's cabaret section?

Ballet Tech's KIDS DANCE to Return to The Joyce This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 22, 2023

Ballet Tech’s Kids Dance will return to The Joyce Theater June 8-11 following an acclaimed production last year.

John Pizzarelli To Celebrate New Album At Scullers Jazz Club, June 2
by A.A. Cristi - May 3, 2023

Acclaimed guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli celebrates his new album Stage & Screen with album release concert on Friday, June 2 at Scullers Jazz Club.

Review: GLORIA: A LIFE By Emily Mann At Theater J
by Mary Lincer - Mar 14, 2023

What did our critic think of GLORIA: A LIFE at Theater J?

Interview: Director Paula Kelley On Neil Simon's LITTLE ME Musical At Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater
by Shari Barrett - Mar 13, 2023

The soon-to-open production of the Neil Simon musical Little Me at Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater (MBCC), the longest running theater in the South Bay since 1956, is directed by Paula Kelley with choreography by Angela Asch. Originally scheduled to open in the Spring of 2020, I decided to speak with the director about the production’s three-year delay and how she envisions presenting a musical full of comic vignettes featuring such a large cast, especially since it was written specifically for Sid Caesar to play multiple roles as all the heroine’s husbands and lovers.

The Colony Theatre Brings Back The Latinx Production Of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK After Sell Out Engagement
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2023

Due to overwhelming response to January's limited run, Burbank's Colony Theatre is bringing back the critically acclaimed 2018 LA production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

SHARK TANK THE MUSICAL & More Lead Chicago's March Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Feb 21, 2023

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. This month's picks include Shark Tank the Musical and more!

CABARET, CATS, LES MIZ & More Lead Chicago's January Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Jan 18, 2023

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. January's top picks include Cabaret, Les Miserables, Cats and more!

Latinx THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Returns For A Special Limited Los Angeles Area Engagement In January 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

With support from the Rosenthal Family Foundation, the critically acclaimed 2018 Los Angeles production of The Diary of Anne Frank will return for a special limited engagement at Burbank's Colony Theatre. The revival, which garnered international attention with its predominately LatinX cast, will run for three performances January 19 & 20, 2023.

Album Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Brings Together The 4 Legendary Voices Of Christmas Past From This Rock & Roll Musical Recreation
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 3, 2022

The reason to pick up MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS, even if you are uncompromising fans ... is this company of players. Delivering with love and respect all the musical ingenuities of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis they give their all to give you a single source for this Christmas music with performances that will have you dancing about the house for the holidays.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March – Sunday 26 March 2023.

Orange Tree Theatre Announces Full Cast For Pierre Marivaux's THE FALSE SERVANT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.

Kravis Center to Present MY FAIR LADY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming as a part of its 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play the Kravis Center from April 19 – 24.

Carnegie Hall Launches New Premium Subscription Video On-Demand Channel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021

Available in the United States and internationally starting today on the Apple TV app, Carnegie Hall is introducing Carnegie Hall+, a new premium subscription video on-demand channel (SVOD), curated by Carnegie Hall, that offers instant access to unforgettable performances by celebrated artists from renowned stages all around the world.

WAITRESS, BEAUTIFUL, A BRONX TALE and More On Sale August 5 at Palace Theater Waterbury
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2021

The Palace Theater is throwing its doors wide open to the public beginning October 1, to begin its 100th Anniversary Season and what a celebratory schedule of shows is planned! 

by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!

The Drama Desk Awards to Posthumously Honor Hal Prince with Namesake Lifetime Achievement Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

BWW Review: The Best of the Decade - Reviewer Peter Nason Picks the Top 25 Local Shows & Performances of the Past 10 Years
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019

25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!

A List of Calgary's Upcoming 2019/2020 Season
by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019

Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.

BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY Documentary Original Soundtrack Out Now
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2019

The soundtrack for Focus Features' award-winning, feel-good documentary, Bathtubs Over Broadway is out today!

Lee Daniels to Develop Sammy Davis Jr. Miniseries
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.


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
I've Been Too Busy
Sing You Sinners
Big Time
Mr. Wonderful has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956 and Broadway which opened in 1956.



Recommended For You