· Doctor Jazz - Broadway
Doctor Jazz was met with antipathy when it opened on Broadway in 1975 after an extended 42 previews, and closed after only 5 performances.
The cast included Bobby Van, Lola Falana and Lillian Hayman in lead roles. Falana received some great notices in spite of the show’s abysmal reviews and received the Theatre World Award and a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
Here’s Falana performing “I’ve Got Elgin Watch Movements in My Hips,” a brief musical number in the middle of the first act that stopped the show cold.