Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Lyrics
We would suggest that the great success of this musical – 1584 shows – was due to the blatant appearances of actresses that played in it – because they all were dressed up as women of easy virtue – with all outwardly or barely hidden charms. This is probably one of the few – if not the only – musicals where husbands dragged their women to watch it, not vice versa.
Its premiere took place on Broadway in 1978 in the 46th Street Theatre. The director was Peter Masterson together with Tommy Tune, and choreography held by Thommie Walsh, along with Tommy Tune. The actors were as follows: J. Garner, P. Blair, J. Ellis, C. Glynn, A. Morris, D. Hall, H. Forsythe & F. Flagg.
More than a year representations continued in different cities of America, and its completion was in LA, where the musical went for 7 more months. Overall, a very successful performance, both on Broadway standards, and on the standards of off-town.
Eugene O'Neill Theatre hosted the show in 1982, when it was performed as a resurrection, but maybe it has not been originally designed for a long play this time, or for some other reasons, however, it was closed after only 63 performances and 9 previews.
Of course, such a success would be incomplete without featuring on The West End’s Theatre Royal that hosted a musical in 1981, where it stayed for modest 204 performances. In 1994, Broadway saw a second resurrection, only this time its name has been added with “Goes Public” at the end.
The second national tour on the United States began in 2001, and 10 years later, in 2011, there was the third revival of the musical, this time in London – The Union Theatre settled it. It played there for one season, in the fall.
Finally, in 2015, it took fourth and so far last revival, on Broadway, where the director and choreographer was Rob Ashford.
Release date: 1978
Last Update:December, 10th 2015