Monday, June 2, 2014
The seventh musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein was adapted from a novel by John Steinbeck. The show ran 245 performances and was not considered a success. When Encores presented a concert version in 2012 the critics agreed that there's still some lovely music and very little plot. Some felt the material intimidated Hammerstein who made the Suzy's prostitution ambiguous.
Steinbeck: "You've turned my prostitute into a visiting nurse!"
The most bizarre legend about Pipe Dream is that a film version was proposed with the Muppets!