A virgin to the Broadway stage, Lucille Ball stars in Wildcat! This unrefined gem was the product of Broadway legends Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh, and N. Richard Nash. They struck oil with the hit number "Hey, Look Me Over" but reviews declared the show crude nonetheless. See what all the drilling is about, hear Lucy sing, and stop us from making anymore oil puns in this description!
Featured Recording: Wildcat Original Broadway Cast Recording – RCA Victor - 1961
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https://www.nytimes.com/1986/07/13/theater/cy-coleman-composer-with-a-knack-for-juggling.html (Cy Coleman article in 1986)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/theater/lucille-ball-wildcat.html (Recent article on Lucille Ball's experience with Wildcat)
https://www.nytimes.com/1961/02/07/archives/lucille-ball-ill-wildcat-halted-performances-of-musical-at-alvin.html (Article about Lucille Ball's first hiatus)
https://www.nytimes.com/1961/06/08/archives/musical-cancels-aug-7-reopening-wildcat-producers-blame-pay-demand.html (closing notice where the producers blame the musician's union for asking an "exorbitant amount")