What is the main reason for the lasting appeal of the equal parts down home and dirty THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS in your humble estimation? Furthermore, what is your absolute favorite moment in the earworm-packed score? Also, who would you like to see take on the role of Miss Mona in the 2015 Broadway revival? With WHOREHOUSE on the way back to Broadway, we all can anticipate some good ole rowdy fun come 2015, if not quite in time for Christmas - hard candy, indeed. Or, maybe make that: tumescent.
Looking back, it should come as no surprise whatsoever that a show titled THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS would court controversy on its way to the Great White Way, and this show went a lot farther than merely courting it. Lest we forget, by the time the show had settled into its run on Broadway - where it would play for more than 1500 performances, beginning in 1978 - the marquee above the 46th St. Theatre simply read, "WHOREHOUSE". With direction by and Tune along with choreography provided by Tune and collaborator , the original production starred (Masteron's wife, as it happened), along with , and , among others. Glynn and Forsythe were awarded for their featured performances, while the enacting of "The Aggie Song" on that year's telecast now remains among the most controversial and amusing musical moments in Tony history - and, for good reason.
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The title says it all! One of the most raucous, naughty and just-plain-fun musicals of the 1970s, the true-life-based THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is poised to be returning to Broadway next year in a brand new revival helmed by Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award recipient . Based on a magazine article by and originally staged by master director/choreographer - just as he was coming into his own as a master theatre artist - WHOREHOUSE exemplified the masterful type of all-out entertainment Tune would continually provide in his time at the very top of the theatrical realm in the 1980s - gripping and relatable subject matter, wildly imaginative choreography, magnificently inventive direction and a whole heck of a lot of razzmatazz, too. One need look no further than WHOREHOUSE to see those soon-to-be trademark hallmarks of a musical already in copious evidence throughout - complete with a breathtaking, mind-blowing, surefire show-stopping extended musical sequence to get tongues wagging (and, in this case, salivating).
Today we are kickin' up our heels and toastin' the just announced 2015 Broadway return of country musical THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS.