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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

by Carol Hall, Larry L. King and Peter Masterson

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas





Based on a story by Larry L. King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas.


Story:

It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas, for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, who is on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter, Melvin P. Thorpe, decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Carol Hall

Lyricist

Librettist
Larry L. King

Librettist

Librettist
Peter Masterson



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
46th Street Theatre
Opening Night
July 19, 1978
Total Performances
1,584
Original Cast
Henderson Forsythe, Carlin Glynn, Delores Hall, Clinton Allmon, Pamela Blair, Lisa Brown, Don Crabtree, Joan Ellis, Jay Garner, J. Frank Lucas, Susan Mansur, Louise Quick-Bowen, Gerry Burkhardt, Jay Bursky, Tom Cashin, Carol Chambers, Becky Gelke, K. C. Kelly, Bradley Clayton King, Donna King, Linda Lou, Larry L. King, Edwina Lewis, Jan Merchant, Melvin Thorpe, Edna Milton, Gena Ramsel, James Rich, Marta Sanders, Michael Scott, Monica Tiller , Paul Ukena, Jr., Jerry Yoder, Debra Zalkind
Director
Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune
Choreographer
Tommy Tune
Producer
Universal Pictures
Musical Director
Robert Billig
Scenic Design
Marjorie Kellogg
Costume Design
Ann Roth
Lighting Design
Dennis Parichy

1982 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Opening Night
May 31, 1982
Total Performances
63
Original Cast
Carlin Glynn, Delores Hall, Gil Rogers, Eric Aaron, Beau Allen, Clinton Allmon, Joel Anderson, Roger Berdahl, Don Bernhardt, Mimi Bessette, Valerie Leigh Bixler, Michael Boyd, Diana Broderick, Melvin Thorpe, Tom Cashin, Craig Chambers, Patti D'Beck, George Dvorsky, Cheryl Ebarb, Clare Fields, Susann Fletcher, Becky Gelke, Ruth Gottschall, Patrick Hamilton, Marilyn J. Johnson, Larry L. King, J. Frank Lucas, Roxie Lucas, Merilee Magnuson, Robert Moyer, Andy Parker, Louise Quick, Karen Sutherland
Director
Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune
Choreographer
Tommy Tune
Producer
Stevie Phillips
Scenic Design
Marjorie Kellogg
Costume Design
Ann Roth
Lighting Design
Dennis Parichy

1982 Film Version

Movie Name
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Colin Higgins
Screenplay
Larry L. King, Peter Masterson and Colin Higgins
Starring
Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Noah Beery Jr., Raleigh Bond , Barry Corbin, Ken Magee, Mary Jo Catlett, Mary Louise Wilson




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
The Chicken Ranch: The True Story of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Jan Hutson


Other

Merchandise




1979 Tony Award Nominations

Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Henderson Forsythe
winner 1979 Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Carlin Glynn
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Joan Ellis
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical

1978 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Henderson Forsythe
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Carlin Glynn
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Pamela Blair
Outstanding Choreography

1978 Theatre World Award Nominations

Carlin Glynn

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