The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Broadway

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!”

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46th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W.46th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
New York's consummate cabaret and musical theater Powerhouse- MARTA SANDERS teams up with larger than life comedic Chanteuse LEANNE BORGHESI in a?oeSHOWBROADSa?? a bawdy new nightclub act at Birdland Jazz Club, Sunday November 17th, 5:30pm. Sanders and Borghesi's dynamic vocals, comedic chops and brassy belts are reminiscent of the historic Vaudeville/Burlesque circuit. Two brassy belters and one hot band these a?oeSHOWBROADSa?? are doin' it the Broad's way for one night only in a raucous 75- minute nightclub dueta?? where tempers will flare and feathers will fly! Directed by Nicolas Minas, Dramaturgy by Nathan Cann, Musical Direction by Dana P. Rowe with Don Kelly on drums, Jim Piela on sax/clarinet/flute, Jamie Mohamdien on bass.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
On Monday, October 7th, 2019, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 5th annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Miss Mona Stangley and her Girls have arrived in Downtown Arlington to have a darn-tootin' great time opening Theatre Arlington's 47th season with the award-winning musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. This charming, fun-loving musical by Carol Hall, Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, based loosely on the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, recounts the story of Miss Mona's cozy little brothel that was popular with senators, mayors and football teams and protected by the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. Times are good for Miss Mona's Girls until a TV evangelist's cameras and righteous indignation interfere. The lively tale is told with a bit of bawdy humor and high-energy production numbers, with sweet ballads and sentimentality thrown in, and is meant for mature audiences but as Miss Mona says, a?oethere's nothing dirty going on.a??
by Paul Smith - May 7, 2019
The sun will shine again, this time on a musical about Tammy Faye Bakker. A musical that has been in development stages for years may finally be preparing to head to Broadway with Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth at the helm.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Celebrate "Ol' Blue Eyes" from his early beginnings in New York during the 1940s swing era through the bright lights of Vegas with the Rat Pack in the 1960s to his final performances as "Chairman of the Board." Starring Cassandra Klaphake, Sal Pavia, Liz Fallon and Andrew Ruggieri, this ENCORE at Arizona Broadway Theatre production brings Sinatra's music alive.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Next up at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opens June 7th and runs through June 30. With book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, and music and lyrics by Carol Hall, this rollicking hootenanny of a musical is sure to please! Starring Kristal Seid as Mona, Alex Rain as Sheriff, Cherish Robinson as Jewel, Gary E. Payne as the Governor and Tom DeWester as Melvin P. Thorpe. Wrangling over 50 unique characters, the ensemble includes Amanda Brown, Brian Christensen, Michael Christian, Jared Culpepper, Brigitte Goldman, Christina Kudlicki Hoth, Tomas Moquete, Stephanie M. Ormston, Jenna Smith, Jason Steele, Jennifer Steele and Carlos Strudwick. This multiple award-winning cast is joined onstage by a live band featuring Tanner Peterson, Bill Zauner, Kami Lujan, Bethany Hardwick and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
The annual Marcia Quick Gard Theatre Arts Scholarship was founded and funded in 2018 by Larry Gard in memory of his wife and her life-long commitment to excellence as an actor.  The scholarship offers awards of both $1,000 and $500 to university level theatre students who intend to become professional actors.  The funds are intended to provide financial support for the recipients' education expenses.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Theatre Arlington's 47th season has something for everyone! Executive Producer, Steven D. Morris, is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 2019-2020 season. There will be great musical comedies, a fun new holiday show, wonderful family-friendly children's programming and classic plays that need to be seen again. This season Theatre Arlington will continue to work hard to improve the patron's experience and the quality of every production. The Theatre is excited to announce that they will be hiring more professional Equity actors in each production as well as skilled designers and talented live musicians. That's not all Morris is happy to announce - this season will be the inaugural year for a new Cabaret Series which will bring the metroplex's best singers and musicians to Theatre Arlington to perform in an intimate environment.  If it has been awhile since you've visited downtown Arlington, now is the time to find your way and come home to Theatre Arlington!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a major change in its programming format starting this summer. Beginning May 31st through September 8th, a new 5-show summer subscription series will be offered. The new format will allow Totem Pole to offer a wider variety of offerings beyond the limited productions which the Playhouse produces. In addition to the new 5-show offering there will be several "Friday Fun Nights" throughout the summer which will include family movie night sing-alongs complete with picnic dinners and solo shows featuring performers from Broadway and Television.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Executive-Producer Armand Hyatt today announced that two Emmy-nominated and beloved soap stars are joining the cast of Off-Broadway's longest running play, PERFECT CRIME this month, celebrating the record-breaking murder mystery as it enters its historic 33rd year of performances. Both Robert Newman and Grant Aleksander of GUIDING LIGHT fame will be taking on the role of Detective James Ascher in the classic whodunit that continues its run in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center. Mr. Newman will perform in the role now through May 8th and May 24th - June 16th and Mr. Aleksander will perform in the role May 10th - May 22nd and June 17th - June 30th. For tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/Perfect-Crime-tickets/artist/935439or you can call The Theater Center box office at 212-921-7862.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2019 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 3, 2019
Like Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper radiating adoration and raw sexual chemistry, singing "Shallow" at the Oscars, as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd's hand roved up Miss Mona Stangley's lace stockings while they nuzzled on the couch, Angel Tuider Frale and Michael c De Baca scorched the stage at Carrollwood Players. The yearning for something more, an unrequited love was palatable. That's called great acting.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
The rumors R true. 2Scoops, The Legendary, Chart-Topping, Entirely Fictional 90's Girl Group are parting ways and saying goodbye on their very first Farewell Tour.
by Stan Jenson - Mar 2, 2019
Palm Canyon Theatre's current production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas breathes plenty of energy - and a fair bit of sexuality - into the 1978 musical. Although it is not the first musical to be based on a factual event, it has certainly chosen one of the stranger events to revisit: the closing of a Texas brothel called The Chicken Ranch.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by David McKibbin - Jun 6, 2019
After 30 years as a community theater, the Pembroke Pines Theatre of Performing Arts is taking the steps to become a professional company. The theater will remain non-Equity, but artistic staff and select technicians will be paid. In some instances, the theater may have the opportunity to cast Equity actors in their productions.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
As part of its popular Summer Jazz Series, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County will be presenting a concert next month by Broadway and cabaret star Avery Sommers. The series is presented in collaboration with the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The game is afoot! Sherlock Holmes is coming to Limelight Theatre.
by Jared Reynolds - Jul 8, 2019
Nothing says live like things not going according to plan. After all, live is what gives theater its magic. Luckily, sometimes performances don't go according to plan but it's the professionality dedication of the cast and crew that brings it all back together.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA will offer the largest production ever staged at the historic 69 yr. old Playhouse, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which is being produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. as the fourth offering in the Playhouse's new summer subscription series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Back by popular demand! 2Scoops returns to Joe's Pub with The Farewell Tour.
by Neil Shurley - Jul 20, 2019
It's a rambling, antic musical comedy romp, filled with good spirits, some toe-tapping tunes, and a squad of dancing football players.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA has announced the third offering in the Playhouse's new Friday Fun Nights series, Barbi McCulloch's cabaret-style show, Always Find a Song. The Playhouse is offering reserved seating at $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 16, 2019
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is announcing that Judith (Judy) Cullen has been named as the organization's new Executive Director. Judy recently retired from PepsiCo where she supervised the award-winning teams responsible for Global Control Compliance for the Mid-Missouri locations of Columbia, Sedalia and Springfield, MO.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
A.D. Players at The George, is pleased to open the new year with a story of friendship, love, and what it means to truly live.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by Stan Jenson - Jan 27, 2019
Guys and Dolls is possibly the most frequently produced musical in the world. Since its Broadway debut in 1950, it has had numerous revivals on Broadway and the West End, and it has been tackled by just about every high school, college, and community theatre in the world. Fortunately, its popularity is justified, and it might become just a bit more popular in Palm Springs because of the production currently playing at the Palm Canyon Theatre. It has filled the house and been greeted with a standing ovation almost every performance in its first two weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by Walter McBride - Jan 23, 2019
Today, we're bringing you back to 1981 with this flashback photo from our archives of Gary Sandy, following a performance of Pirates of Penzance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced casting for their upcoming production of the classic comedy You Can't Take it With You. The cast will feature Equity actor Andrew Scott Holmes as Ed Carmichael. Holmes starred in FPAC's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat last season. He has traveled the world working in regional theatre and cruise ships alike.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Granbury Theatre Company's Into the Woods was co-winner of the Best Musical award at the 20th Annual Column Awards Gala on February 24, 2019, at the Irving Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Abingdon Theatre Company announces the presentation of Broadway on the Bowery, a curated series of downtown cabaret, directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Chad Austin, to be held monthly at the intimate entertainment venue Duane Park
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Whitney Rhodes as its new Artistic Director. Rhodes succeeds Laura Stratford, who co-founded the company in 2011 and has since served as Executive Director, Co-Artistic Director, and most recently, Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The TexARTS Professional Series presents the Broadway hit musical Xanadu, based on the 1980 Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly cult classic film. This hilarious story is very simple; a muse comes to Earth and inspires an artist to open a roller disco! Seriously.
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2019
With a proliferation of pimps, drug dealers and muggers saturating Times Square, business on Broadway was struggling during much of the 1970s, with theatres frequently left empty for long stretches and shows that didn't receive enthusiastic praise from the critics usually shutting down quickly.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Arkansas Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
According to Variety, writer, actor, and director Peter Masterson died Tuesday, December 18th at the age of 84. Masterson was best known in the theatre community as the co-writer of hit musical TH
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Arkansas Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Alyssa Biederman - Aug 9, 2019
A small town community in the south struggles with an ethical dilemma in a lighthearted comedy musical. You've heard this story before: Ren and Ariel just want to dance. But this isn't Footloose. In The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, locals take a stance against a brothel that's been running in the town for more than a hundred years.
by Matthew Blank - Aug 28, 2019
Fire Island Pines Arts Project presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE August 31 and September 1.
by Carol Kassie - Apr 30, 2019
Award-winning actress, singer, and director Avery Sommers will add teacher to her already impressive resume this summer; the powerhouse performer will conduct two eight-week master classes at Actor's Rep in West Palm Beach.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
Based on the true story of a legendary brothel that operated from the 1840s to 1973, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a rollicking hootenanny of a musical. Miss Mona's cozy bordello, The Chicken Ranch, is the heart and soul of this small Texas town -also one of its worst-kept secrets.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Abingdon Theatre Company recently presented Broadway on the Bowery, a curated series of downtown cabaret, directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Chad Austin, to be held monthly at the intimate entertainment venue Duane Park (308 Bowery - between Bleecker & Houston Streets). The inaugural event was held on Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon announces that accomplished artist/educator Anne Norland will join the Company as Education Director. Ms. Norland will help oversee the transformation of MoonSchool, 42nd Street Moon's wildly successful summer camp program, into a year-round performing arts conservatory.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), Arizona's leader in Musical Theatre, begins the second half of its 14th Season with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, onstage May 3 - 26, 2019.