The Theater: New Musical in Manhattan, Apr. 2, 1956

Mr. Wonderful (book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman; music and lyrics by Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener and George Weiss) recalls the wag who wondered what would have happened historically had Plymouth Rock landed on the Pilgrims. For Mr. Wonderful much less suggests Nightclub Artist Sammy Davis Jr. finally landing on Broadway than Broadway landing on him. It has bedded down this master of loud sounds in pointless noise; it has surrounded this demon of driving energy with feckless hullabaloo. The effect is of a nightclub talent not so much fighting his way...

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