Lucy Goes to Broadway

Lucy Goes to Broadway

(Unproduced Special)

Lucy TV Specials

The plot revolved around the different reminiscences of Vivian Vance, Ethel Merman, and Bob Hope as they recalled their contributions toward getting Lucy onto the stage in Wildcat.

Lucy and Viv are in New York sharing a hotel suite while both are up for consideration for the lead in the musical. Both of them play up to Bob Hope, who is rumored to be the investor in the show. When Viv is offered the lead, she withdraws and helps Lucy get prepared for the part instead.

Lucy arranges for Ethel Merman to give her singing lessons. Bill Frawley is coincidentally staying at the same hotel and complains about all the noise he hears coming from Lucy's room.

Lucy goes into rehearsals where the whole cast helps her prepare. Finally, opening night is a success and Lucy's now ex-husband, Desi greets her as they all go to Sardi's to celebrate along with their kids.

Special Notes: This special was written as a way to capitalize on Lucille Ball's Broadway success and to keep her on television at the same time. Many bits of the outline will be used on The Lucy Show during the first two seasons. The special is canceled because Lucille is ill and exhausted from the stresses in her life, and it is decided not to push her into anything else.

Submitted: March 10, 1961
Studio: CBS
Unproduced Special

Desi Arnaz (Director),
Bob Carroll Jr. (Writer),
Madelyn Davis (Writer)

Guest Star(s):
Lucille Ball,
Vivian Vance,
Bob Hope,
Ethel Merman,
William Frawley

Supporting Cast:
Keith Andes,
Hedda Hopper,
Michael Kidd,
Paula Stewart,
Don Tompkins,
Desi Arnaz Jr.,
Lucie Arnaz