Mr. Wonderful

N.p. N.p., circa 1956. Draft script for the 1956 Broadway musical, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 22, 1956, and ran for 383 performances before closing on February 23, 1957. With a three page “prop inventory” bound in at the rear.

Based on a story by Will Glickman and Joseph Stein about an entertainer, and his struggles in show business, and conceived as a vehicle for Sammy Davis Jr. Davis’ performance received rave reviews and helped to launch him beyond night clubs and into the superstardom he would see by the end of the decade.

Red titled Hart Duplicating Service wrappers. Title page present, with credits for writers Joseph Stein and Will Glickman and composers/lyricists Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, and George Weiss. 85 leaves, with last page of text numbered "PROP INVENTORY - 2." Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Very Good Plus, with some slight staining, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two silver screw brads.

[Book #145819]

Price: $975.00