Mr. Wonderful

Original Broadway Production (1956)

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Staging (Entire Production)

Cast Highlights

Rita Romano
Audition Annie
Fred Campbell
Lil Campbell
Mr. Foster
Charlie Welch
Ethel Pearson

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • 1617 Broadway .... Rita, Hal and Ensemble
  • Without You, I'm Nothing .... Fred and Lil
  • Jacques D'Iraq .... Charlie, Uncle, Dad and Ensemble
  • Ethel, Baby .... Ethel and Charlie
  • Mr. Wonderful .... Ethel
  • Charlie Welch .... Fred
  • Charlie Welch (Reprise) .... Fred and Ensemble
  • Talk to Him .... Lil and Ethel
  • Too Close for Comfort .... Charlie
  • Without You, I'm Nothing (Reprise) .... Fred and Charlie
  • Rita's Audition .... Rita
    • Dance Improvisation .... Rita, Hal and Ensemble
  • The Audition .... Charlie, Uncle and Dad

Act Two

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  • There .... Charlie Welch
  • Miami .... Lil and Ensemble
  • I've Been Too Busy .... Ethel, Fred, Lil and Charlie
  • Mr. Wonderful (Reprise) .... Ethel Pearson
  • The Act .... Charlie, Uncle and Dad
  • Finele: Mr. Wonderful .... Entire Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

After the list of musical numbers, it was noted in the playbill that the following songs were heard in "The Audition" (in Act I, Scene 5) and "The Act" (in Act II, Scene 5), with the writers of the songs listed in parentheses after the titles:

  • "Sing, You Sinners" (Sam Coslow, W. Frank Harling)
  • "Daddy, Uncle and Me" (Sid Culler)
  • "Because of You" (Arthur Hammerstein)
  • "That Old Black Magic" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
  • "Birth of the Blues" (Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson)
  • "It's All Right With Me" (Cole Porter)

It was then noted that in Act II, Scene 5, these two songs were also heard:

  • "Dearest" (Benny Davis, Harry Akst)
  • "Liza" (George and Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn)
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Posters & Promo Art



Main Run

Tryout Dates

Audio Recordings

Commercial Recordings

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