RARE! Carol Channing, Jules Munshin. Broadway flop which only had 100 Broadway performances.
Show Girl, a musical revue with songs and sketches by Charles Gaynor, opened on Broadway January 12, 1961.
Miss Channing received not only critical love letters but also a Tony nomination for Best Actress. It was, by all accounts, a tour de force performance on stage and it's captured brilliantly on the cast album.
Very much of its time, the material is still somehow fresh and funny (and some of it is surprisingly topical), and Mr. Gaynor's songs are tuneful and clever.
Jules Munshin and Les Quat' Jeudis lend excellent support, and if you're at all a fan of Miss Channing or the old-fashioned musical revue, then Show Girl is just the front row seat you're looking for. And if you've never heard Miss Channing do "The Inside Story" you might find yourself falling out of that front row seat, howling with laughter.
Run time: Approximately 120m
B&W / Color: B&W