A Wonderful Life Tickets

A Wonderful Life is a musical with a book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Joe Raposo. Based on the classic Frank Capra film, it closely follows the original plot, telling the story of a suicidal man whose guardian angel reveals to him how different the world and everyone whose life he has touched would be had he never been born. A Wonderful Life was performed for the first time at the University of Michigan in 1986, and had a successful run at Washington, DC's Arena Stage in 1991. On December 12, 2005, a concert version was staged by director Carl Andress at the Shubert Theatre in New York City for the benefit of the Actors' Fund of America. Among the Broadway notables who participated were Dominic Chianese, Judy Kuhn, Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Hyde Pierce, Philip Bosco, George S. Irving, Marc Kudisch, Phylicia Rashad, Marian Seldes, and Karen Ziemba. A fully-staged Broadway production presently is in the planning stages.