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Based on a story by Larry L. King

The saga of the legendary “Chicken Ranch”! “We’re gonna ROMP and STOMP and WHOOP IT UP tonight” at the most famous little “chicken ranch” in Texas. It began in Houston, toured the world and held Vegas at bay for two years, not to mention its remarkable run on Broadway where it earned two Tonys and a slew of Drama Desks. Now The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is back home at TUTS. Join rowdy football boys, a gun-happy sheriff, curvaceous crazy cheer¬leaders and, of course, Miss Mona with her racy girls. It’s “just one small thrill but there’s nothin’ dirty goin’ on!”

46th Street Theatre


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by Team BWW - Sep 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce the return of The Seth Concert Series this fall! Regular Sunday evening performances will resume beginning October 3rd at 8 PM - with a five star lineup now on sale.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2022
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Broadway Blessing. September 19, 7 p.m. St. Malachy's/The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022
The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of its 2022 Season – Ain’t Misbehavin’.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2022
On the Verge Theatre in collaboration with The Ensemble Theatre presents the world premiere of Tied, a one-man play by Crystal Rae on-stage September 23 - October 9, 2022 at the Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St, Houston, TX.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces two virtual Audition Technique and Protocol Workshops, which will be presented by longtime casting director Jamibeth Margolis on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 7pm-9pm and by agent Valerie Adami and casting director Bob Kale on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 7pm-9pm over Zoom.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
After a 19-month pause, the TexARTS Professional Series welcomes audiences back with the opening of Honky Tonk Laundry written by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Jon Newton.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2022
The REV Theatre Company is now presenting its final production of its 2022 season - Ain't Misbehavin'. The show runs through October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at footage here!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022
Weston Theater Company takes audiences on a journey through our land and history with the toe-tapping and virtuosic WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, playing September 28 – October 23 at Walker Farm theater. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
The REV Theatre Company opens the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Check out all new photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022
When Craig Smith and Theatre Partners reopened the historic Alhambra Theatre & Dining in 2009, they promised that everything about the experience would be new from the chairs to the menu to stemware. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
The REV Theatre Company will open the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022
Single tickets are now on sale for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. The company launches single ticket sales on the heels of its silver anniversary celebration in which they also revealed an exciting brand refresh with a new logo and website designed by GriffinWink Advertising.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022
The Palm Beach Institute for the Entertainment Arts invites you to get up close and personal with south Florida born and raised Avery Sommers. For two nights only – October 28th and October 29th at 7:00 pm – the star of some of Broadway's most popular shows will entertain lucky audiences with some of her favorite stories and songs from her career.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
The TexARTS Professional Series is back on stage for in-person performances and will welcome audiences again with the opening of Honky Tonk Laundry written by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Jon Newton.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021
Dancers over 40 presents a one-night-only special event: Our One and Only: A Celebration of Tommy Tune on Monday, November 15th, 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre in NYC, to kick off publication of DO40 member Kevin Winkler's new book, Everything is Choreography, The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune (in stores and online Nov. 15th). 
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse and WSHU Public Radio Partner for Playhouse Radio Theater's Halloween Play “Spectres and Spirits.” Free-of-charge audio play's broadcast premiere on Saturday, October 30.
by Team BWW - Nov 6, 2021
Fall has arrived and chilly weather means lots of time to snuggle under your favorite blanket with a great book. You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021
Dancers Over 40's celebration of Tommy Tune and DO40 author Kevin Winkler’s book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune! Sold out! Over 120 in attendance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC. Two panels, three performances, videos, and a premiere video from ADM21 rounded out the evening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
Dancers over 40 will present a one-night-only special event: Our One and Only: A Celebration of Tommy Tune on Monday, November 15th, 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre in NYC, to kick off publication of DO40 member Kevin Winkler's new book, Everything is Choreography, The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune (in stores and online Nov. 15th).
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2021
From November 18th-21st, Judson Theatre Company will be presenting a new holiday comedy by Stan Zimmerman & Christian McLaughlin titled YES, VIRGINIA at Owens Auditorium inside the Bradshaw Performing Arts Center. Actress Arnetia Walker stars in the production opposite Mindy Sterling. She has appeared on Broadway in THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, RAISIN, THE WIZ, and DREAMGIRLS. Her TV credits include: QUANTUM LEAP, NURSES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, MAD ABOUT YOU, NYPD BLUE, MALCOLM & EDDIE, JUST SHOOT ME!, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, TOUCHED BY AN ANGLE, CITY OF ANGELS, JUDGING AMY, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, and DYNASTY. Her film credits include: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE WIZARD OF SPEED AND TIME, SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, LOVE CRIMES, FOR LOVE OF THE GAME, and COLLEGE ROAD TRIP. I had the great pleasure of interviewing her about all of this and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021
The four special Sunday evening performances—of show tunes, jazz standards, and audience favorites from the Great American Songbook—will be held from 7 to 9 pm at Café Pelican, which is located at 612 US-1 in Lake Park (33403), directly across the street from Kelsey Park.
by Jim Munson - May 7, 2021
The latest offering in 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams series is a new virtual production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Doris Bumpus as the legendary Billie Holiday. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Brandon Jackson with musical direction by Marcus McCauley, the play is both a celebration of Holiday as a musical icon and an exploration of her experience as a Black woman in America. Ultimately, it is a testament to the power of the human spirit to persevere in spite of incredible adversity. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is available to stream through May 30, 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Bumpus earlier this week in Miami, where she was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary. The Michigan native grew up singing in church, taking on her first solo at the tender age of five. The actor/singer/producer has her own production company, D’Sunflower Productions, and also has a pair of EP’s on iTunes, including her most recent release, “God Bless the Child,” which pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Her wide-ranging Bay Area theater credits include playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wiz' and Effie White in 'Dreamgirls,' receiving a Pan Arts Award for Best Lead Actress for both. 42nd Street Moon audiences will remember her as Jewel in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' In conversation, Bumpus is easily chatty and ebullient, and her joy in being a working actor is palpable.
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2021
Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater celebrates the return of its summer classic film series in 2021 after a forced hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy classic movies in the beautifully restored historic theater Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. June through August. Tickets are just $7 and are on sale now. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022
Austin Playhouse announces that after 60+ years of producing theatre in Austin and beyond, Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director Don Toner will step down from his role as Co-Producing Artistic Director. Current Co-Producing Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock will continue alongside recent additions to the leadership team, Associate Artistic Directors Ben Wolfe and Sarah Fleming Walker.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2022
The National Society of Arts & Letters Florida has announced their 4th Annual Star Maker Awards will be held at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum in Boca Raton on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 6:30 pm.  
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
 For the first time, the Palm Beach Symphony and Sinclair Broadcast Group will bring the thrilling excitement of Independence Day to viewers with “The Sounds of Freedom” that will be broadcast on CBS12 News and CW34. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2021
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand play reading of the comedy, “The Savannah Disputation,” filmed on the Playhouse stage and broadcast virtually, premiering Monday, June 14, at 7 p.m., and streaming on-demand from Tuesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 20.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's Artistic Director Fred Anzevino and Managing & Casting Director Christopher Pazdernik announced the 25th Anniversary season today with four musicals including a Midwest Premiere and Anzevino's return to directing for the company.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
Cortland Repertory Theatre is presenting an outdoor “revival” of one of the more popular shows in their long history: the heart-warming musical The Honky Tonk Angels, written by Ted Swindley, who also created the hit musical Always…Patsy Cline. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022
The national tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical “The Prom” will play at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre from August 9 through September 11, 2022 and will open August 10, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
The Richard Lawson Studios Self Tape Master Class Series is back with returning guest teacher, director/writer/actor Lily Mariye on July 31st, 2021. Classes take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST via Zoom Webinar.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022
On the Verge Theatre has announced the cast for Runaways, playing August 5 – August 21, 2022.
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2021
Oprah sits down with Oscar and Grammy award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson to discuss her new role as the legendary Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic “Respect” available in theatres starting August 13. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022
TexARTS Theatre presents The Full Monty the blue-collar musical that exposes the spirit and determination of six out-of-work steelworkers. Desperate for money and respect, they come up with a novel way to make a quick buck by starting a striptease act.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Sally Wilfert in “How Did I End Up Here?” on July 18th and 20th at 7PM.  Sally Wilfert (Assassins, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with her brand new show, “How Did I End Up Here?”
by Gil Kaan - Jan 26, 2022
Cinelounge Theatres and Cleopatra Records present a special screening of the 1963 fan-favorite Bye Bye Birdie, followed by an in-person Q&A with its star Ann-Margret February 14, 2022, at The Montalban. Those in attendance will also be treated to a sneak preview of a few songs from Ann-Margret’s upcoming release from Cleopatra Records, Born to Be Wild. I had a chance to chat with and re-interview (after twenty years) Ann-Margret on things Birdie, her USO stints, her latest CD, and, most important of all, how she defines sexy.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 17, 2022
Michael Kirk Lane and 92Y have more great guests to hear from, as the streaming series starts a new year.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to make its initial announcement of the upcoming 36th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.
by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2022
Check out BroadwayWorld's guide to Broadway actors in the fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and how you know them! The series features an impressive amount of Broadway talent, including returning cast members Tony Shalhoub, Stephanie Hsu, and Jane Lynch, and new guest stars like Gideon Glick, Kelly Bishop, and more.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 20, 2021
Hosts Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will be speaking tonight with CBS Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, as well as Michael Mina (Chief Science Officer at EMed) and Kim Prather, Ph.D., (Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, UC San Diego) about the new Omicron variant and what it means for Broadway and beyond on tonight's episode of 'Stars In The House' to benefit The Actors Fund.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
Celebrating Broadway’s return, Seth’s Broadway Breakdown will premiere with a press preview on Sunday, September 12, with performances three times a week starting on October 15th. The show will be produced by Asylum NYC’s artistic director, Alan Kliffer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Jersey Boys!
by Robert Diamond - Aug 20, 2021
Thom Schilling, the general manager, production supervisor and stage manager for dozens of Broadway, Off-Broadway and global tours for over 40 years, died in his sleep on August 19 in New York City. The cause of death is not presently known. Born in 1956, Thom was 64 years old.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2022
Theater Resources Unlimited will present Meet the Coaches, during which actors can meet more than 10 monologue and music coaches, plus accompanists, who will share their methods and then meet individuals in breakout rooms.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2021
Fort Salem Theater has announced the cast and creative team for Always...Patsy Cline, a musical based on the true story of the hit country singer and her number one fan.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 14, 2021
Legendary costume designer Ann Roth has been awarded the 2021 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence In Period Film for her work on Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas have their been?
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas has had 12 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1982, US Tour which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2006 and Broadway which opened in 2006.

What Tony Awards has The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Peter MastersonBest Book of a Musical for Larry L. King and Best Choreography for Tommy Tune.

What other awards has The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlin Glynn.

What other awards has The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlin Glynn.

What productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas have their been?
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas has had 12 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1982, US Tour which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2006 and Broadway which opened in 2006.

What awards has The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlin Glynn.

What awards has The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Carlin Glynn.

What songs are in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and what's the order?
Prologue
Twenty Fans
A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place
Girl, You're a Woman
Watch Dog Theme
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It
Twenty-Four Hours of Lovin'
Doatsy Mae
The Angelette March
The Aggie Song [i]
The Bus From Amarillo
The Sidestep
No Lies
Good Old Girl
Hard Candy Christmas
The Aggie Song [ii]
Keepin' Books
Memory Song
Two Blocks from the Capitol Building
Goddam Everything
Sneakin' Around
I Will Always Love You
Courtyard Shag

What is the order of songs in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and what's the order?
Prologue
Twenty Fans
A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place
Girl, You're a Woman
Watch Dog Theme
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It
Twenty-Four Hours of Lovin'
Doatsy Mae
The Angelette March
The Aggie Song [i]
The Bus From Amarillo
The Sidestep
No Lies
Good Old Girl
Hard Candy Christmas
The Aggie Song [ii]
Keepin' Books
Memory Song
Two Blocks from the Capitol Building
Goddam Everything
Sneakin' Around
I Will Always Love You
Courtyard Shag

What productions of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas have there been?
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas has had 12 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Off-Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, US Tour which opened in 1979, US Tour which opened in 1979, West End which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1982, US Tour which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2006 and Broadway which opened in 2006.