Brooks Atkinson gave the show a lukewarm review, but said Rivera was "a flammable singer and gyroscopic dancer." The production ran for 607 performances and earned Rivera her first Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Musical. The show also took home the 1961 Tony for Best Musical.
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