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Mr. Wonderful (ver. 1) by Jerry Bock - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
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 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' Las Vegas nightclub act. The Broadway production, staged by Jack Donohue, opened on March 22, 1956 at The Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 383 performances. In addition to Davis, the cast included his father Sammy Sr. and uncle Will (who together with Davis had performed as the Will Mastin Trio), Jack Carter, Chita Rivera, and Marilyn Cooper. Jerrold Lewis Bock (born 23 November 1928) is an American musical theatre composer. Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Flushing, New York, Bock studied the piano as a child. He attended the.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
Jerrold Lewis Bock (born 23 November 1928) is an American musical theatre composer. Born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in Flushing, New York, Bock studied the piano as a child. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote the musical Big As Life, which toured the state and enjoyed a run in Chicago. After graduation he spent three summers at the Tamiment Playhouse in the Poconos and wrote for early television revues with lyricist Larry Holofcener. He made his Broadway debut in 1955 when the pair contributed songs to Catch a Star. The following year the duo collaborated on the musical Mr. Wonderful, designed to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis Jr., after which they worked on Ziegfeld Follies of 1956, which closed out-of-town. Shortly after, Bock met lyricist Sheldon Harnick, with whom he forged a successful partnership. Although their first joint venture, The Body Beautiful, failed to charm the critics, its score caught the attention of director George Abbott and producer Hal Prince, who hired the team to compose their 1959 musical biography of former New York City Mayor LaGuardia. Fiorello! went on to win them both the.
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