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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 Forsythe
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Carlin Glynn
Mona Stangley
Delores Hall
Jewel
Clinton Allmon
Farmer
Melvin P. Thorpe
Pamela Blair
Amber
Character name changed to Angel during the run of the show
Lisa Brown
Girl
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Don Crabtree
Edsel Mackey
Joan Ellis
Shy
Jay Garner
Traveling Salesman
C. J. Scruggs
Chip Brewster
Governor
J. Frank Lucas
Mayor Rufus Poindexter
Senator Wingwoah
Susan Mansur
Girl
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Doatsey Mae
Reporter #1
Louise Quick-Bowen
Girl
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Gerry Burkhardt
Shy Kid
A Dogette
Aggie #7
Jay Bursky
Cowboy
Choir
A Dogette
Aggie #11
Photographer
Governor's Aide
Tom Cashin
Stage Manager
Cameraman
Aggie #12
Aggie Specialty Dancer
Carol Chambers
Girl
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
Townsperson
Angelette
Becky Gelke
Choir
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Angelette
K. C. Kelly
Slick Dude
Soundman
Ukranian Placekicker - Aggie #1
Bradley Clayton King
Cowboy
Leroy Sliney
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Aggie #77
Donna King
Girl
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette
Larry L. King
T.V. Announcer
Recorded voice only
Edwina Lewis
Choir
Jan Merchant
Choir
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Angelette
Edna Milton
Miss Wulla Jean
Townsperson
Gena Ramsel
Alternate Dancer
James Rich
Choir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Aggie #17
Photographer
Marta Sanders
Choir
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Michael Scott
Cowboy
A Dogette
Aggie #71
Photographer
Reporter #3
Monica Tiller
Alternate Dancer
Paul Ukena, Jr.
Cowboy
A Dogette
Aggie #21
Photographer
Reporter #2
Jerry Yoder
Alternate Dancer
Debra Zalkind
Girl
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
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
Theatre World
winner 1978 Award [recipient]
Carlin Glynn
music by Carol Hall; lyrics by Carol Hall
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue The Rio Grande Band Leader and the Rio Grande Band
20 Fans The 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 Place Mona Stangley and the Girls
Girl You're a Woman Mona Stangley, Shy, Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme the Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It Melvin 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 Mae Doatsey Mae
Angelette March Angelette Imogene Charlene and the Angelettes
The Aggie Song the Aggies
Bus from Amarillo Mona Stangley
ACT 2 Sung By
The Sidestep Governor, Governor's Aide, Senator Wingwoah, Melvin P. Thorpe, the Dogettes and the Melvin Thorpe Singers
No Lies Mona Stangley, Jewel and the Girls
Good Old Girl Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and the Aggies
Hard Candy Christmas Amber, Jewel, Ginger, Dawn, Ruby Rae and Beatrice
Finale (Reprise) the Company
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise) the Girls