Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Will Stomp Its Way Back to Broadway, Run by Rob Ashford

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07 Aug 2014

Rob Ashford
Rob Ashford
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A brand-new production of the Larry L. King, Peter Masterson and Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will arrive on Broadway in 2015 at a theatre to be announced.

Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford, recently represented by Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises, will direct and choreograph.

Additional creative team members, casting and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, press notes state, "recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the best pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello… that is until the crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe focuses his cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution."

The Best Little Whorehouse originated Off-Broadway at the Entermedia Theatre April 17, 1978, before moving to Broadway June 19, 1978, at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it played 1,584 performances. The original production was co-directed by Masterson and Tommy Tune. A film version starred Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.



The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will be produced by Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards, who was the press representative of the original production.