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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas   

 
46th Street Theatre, (6/19/1978 - 3/27/1982)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Jun 19, 1978    
Closing Date: Mar 27, 1982 Total Performances: 1584

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: The State of Texas.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Regency Organization, Ltd. (Irwin Meyer; Stephen R. Friedman)
Produced by Universal Pictures
Originally produced at the Entermedia Theatre
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; Music by Carol Hall; Lyrics by Carol Hall; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Vocal arrangements by Robert Billig
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune; Musical Numbers Staged by Tommy Tune; Associate Choreographer: Thommie Walsh
Costume Design by Ann Roth; Scenic Design by Marjorie Kellogg; Lighting Design by Dennis Parichy; Hair Design by Michael Gottfried
General Manager: Jack Schlissel and Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Malcolm Allen
Production Stage Manager: Paul Phillips; Stage Manager: Jay Schlossberg-Cohen
Musical Supervisor: Robert Billig; Band: Rio Grande Band; Rio Grande Band Leader: Craig Chambers
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Dance Captain: Jerry Yoder; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne
Cast
Henderson ForsytheSheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Carlin GlynnMona Stangley
Delores HallJewel
Clinton AllmonFarmer
Melvin P. Thorpe
Pamela BlairAmber
Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show
Lisa BrownGirl
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Don CrabtreeEdsel Mackey
Joan EllisShy
Jay GarnerTraveling Salesman
C. J. Scruggs
Chip Brewster
Governor
J. Frank LucasMayor Rufus Poindexter
Senator Wingwoah
Susan MansurGirl
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Doatsey Mae
Reporter #1
Louise Quick-BowenGirl
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Gerry BurkhardtShy Kid
A Dogette
Aggie #7
Jay BurskyCowboy
Choir
A Dogette
Aggie #11
Photographer
Governor's Aide
Tom CashinStage Manager
Cameraman
Aggie #12
Aggie Specialty Dancer
Carol ChambersGirl
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
Townsperson
Angelette
Becky GelkeChoir
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Angelette
K. C. KellySlick Dude
Soundman
Ukranian Placekicker - Aggie #1
Bradley Clayton KingCowboy
Leroy Sliney
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Aggie #77
Donna KingGirl
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette
Larry L. KingT.V. Announcer
Recorded voice only
Edwina LewisChoir
Jan MerchantChoir
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Angelette
Edna MiltonMiss Wulla Jean
Townsperson
Gena RamselAlternate Dancer
James RichChoir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Aggie #17
Photographer
Marta SandersChoir
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Michael ScottCowboy
A Dogette
Aggie #71
Photographer
Reporter #3
Monica TillerAlternate Dancer
Paul Ukena, Jr.Cowboy
A Dogette
Aggie #21
Photographer
Reporter #2
Jerry YoderAlternate Dancer
Debra ZalkindGirl
Durla
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette
Understudies: Lisa Brown (Shy), Don Crabtree (C. J. Scruggs, Governor, Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Senator Wingwoah), Edwina Lewis (Jewel), J. Frank Lucas (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Susan Mansur (Mona Stangley), Jan Merchant (Doatsey Mae), Gina Ramsel (Amber, Ginger), Monica Tiller (Dawn) and Paul Ukena, Jr. (Edsel Mackey)
Tony Award®
 1979 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Universal Pictures
 1979 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
winner 1979 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Henderson Forsythe
winner 1979 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Carlin Glynn
 1979 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Joan Ellis
 1979 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Tommy Tune
 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Peter Masterson
 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Tommy Tune
Theatre World
winner 1978 Award [recipient] 
  Carlin Glynn
Drama Desk Award
 1978 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Universal Pictures
 1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Henderson Forsythe
 1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Carlin Glynn
 1978 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Pamela Blair
 1978 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 
  Tommy Tune
winner 1978 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune
winner 1978 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 
 Lyrics by Carol Hall
winner 1978 Outstanding Music [winner] 
 Music by Carol Hall
music by Carol Hall; lyrics by Carol Hall
ACT 1 Sung By
PrologueThe Rio Grande Band Leader and the Rio Grande Band
20 FansThe Rio Grande Band Leader, the Girls, the Cowboys, Farmer, Shy Kid, Miss Wulla Jean, Traveling Salesman, Slick Dude and Choir
A Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country PlaceMona Stangley and the Girls
Girl You're a WomanMona Stangley, Shy, Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Themethe Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in ItMelvin P. Thorpe, the Thorpe Singers and the Dogettes
Twenty-Four House of Lovin'Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme (Reprise) the Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It (Reprise) Melvin P. Thorpe and the Dogettes
Doatsey MaeDoatsey Mae
Angelette MarchAngelette Imogene Charlene and the Angelettes
The Aggie Songthe Aggies
Bus from AmarilloMona Stangley
ACT 2 Sung By
The SidestepGovernor, Governor's Aide, Senator Wingwoah, Melvin P. Thorpe, the Dogettes and the Melvin Thorpe Singers
No LiesMona Stangley, Jewel and the Girls
Good Old GirlSheriff Ed Earl Dodd and the Aggies
Hard Candy ChristmasAmber (Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show), Jewel, Ginger (Girl at Miss Mona's), Dawn (Girl at Miss Mona's), Ruby Rae (Girl at Miss Mona's) and Beatrice (Girl at Miss Mona's)
Finale (Reprise) the Company
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise) the Girls