Soon, Broadway's gonna have a whorehouse in it again. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will return to Broadway next year in a brand new production. Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford will direct and choreograph. Further information, including dates, theater and cast will be announced at a later date.
Featuring a book by Larry L. King (adapting his own Playboy story) and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas dramatizes the real-life story of a legendary house of ill-repute that remained open for many years until the Governor orders the local sheriff to shut it down. The score includes such numbers as “Good Old Girl,” “Hard Candy Christmas” and “Texas Has a Whorehouse in It.”
Marking the debut of Tommy Tune in the dual role of director/choreographer, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas premiered off-Broadway in 1978 and moved to Broadway just two months later. The show received seven 1979 Tony nominations, with Carlin Glynn and Henderson Forsythe winning Tonys for the roles later played by Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds in the 1982 film adaptation.