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Wildcat

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


Rights

https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44702/wildcat


Book

Not Since Carrie: 40 Years of Broadway Musical Flops by Ken Mandelbaum

Wikis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildcat_(musical)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_Ball

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy_Coleman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Leigh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._Richard_Nash

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey,_Look_Me_Over_(song)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Andes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Harper

Other Webpages

https://ronfassler.medium.com/witchcraft-5fd96fbfe45b

https://www.nrichardnash.com/n-richard-nash-bio.html#:~:text=Biography-,N.,of%20the%20time%2C%20Eleanor%20Duse.

Times

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/11/21/obituaries/carolyn-leigh-lyricist-for-peter-pan-dies.html (Carolyn Leigh Obit)

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/2004/11/19/theater/cy-coleman-broadway-composer-dies-at-75.html (Cy Coleman Obit)

https://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/19/arts/n-richard-nash-dies-at-87-author-of-the-rainmaker.html (N Richard Nash Obit)

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/1960/12/17/archives/theatre-tame-wildcat-lucille-ball-musical-arrives-at-alvin.html (Review)

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/1961/04/23/archives/lucille-ball-faints-actress-ill-from-virus-falls-during-dance-in.html (her second fall)

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")

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