The Vamp is a musical comedy with music by James Mundy; lyrics by John La Touche; and a musical book by La Touche and Sam Locke which is based on a story by La Touche. The musical opened on Broadway on November 10, 1955 at the Winter Garden Theatre where it ran for a total of 60 performances until it closed on December 31, 1955. The production was directed by David Alexander, choreographed by Robert Alton, used set and costume designs by Raoul Pène Du Bois, and conducted by musical director Milton Rosenstock. The cast was led by Carol Channing as Flora Weems, Jack Harrold as Bluestone, David Atkinson as Oliver J. Oxheart, and Malcolm Lee Beggs as Stark Clayton. Alton, Channing, and Rosenstock all received Tony Award nominations for their work on the show.