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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes   

 
Ziegfeld Theatre, (12/08/1949 - 9/15/1951)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 08, 1949    
Closing Date: Sep 15, 1951 Total Performances: 740

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York, Ile de France, Paris, etc. in 1926.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Produced by Herman Levin and Oliver Smith
Book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos; Music by Jule Styne; Lyrics by Leo Robin; Adapted from the novel by Anita Loos; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music arranged by Don Walker; Vocal direction and arrangements by: Hugh Martin
Staged by John C. Wilson; Choreographed by Agnes De Mille
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
General Manager: Philip Adler; Company Manager: Alex Cohen
General Stage Manager: Frank Coletti; Stage Manager: Samuel Liff
Music published by J. J. Robbins & Sons, Inc.; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Vocal Direction by Hugh Martin; Press Representative: Richard Maney, Frank Goodman and Peggy Phillips
Cast
Yvonne AdairDorothy Shaw
Anita AlvarezGloria Stark
Suzanne AmesDancer
Cholly AtkinsDance Team
Charles BasileDancer
Florence BaumDancer
Peter BirchBill
a dancer
Bill BradleyDancer
Eric BrothersonHenry Spofford
Bob BurkhardtDeck Steward
Singer
Angela CastleSinger
Carol ChanningLorelei Lee
Joan CoburnSinger
Charles "Honi" ColesDance Team
Rex CooperDancer
Robert CooperFrank
The Olympic Team
Dancer
Jerry CraigA Steward
Singer
Crandall DiehlMaitre d'Hotel
Dancer
William DiehlPoliceman
Singer
Pat DonohueSun Bather
Show Girl
Anna Rita DuffyShow Girl
Rex EvansSir Francis Beekman
Nicole FranceA Flower Girl
Dancer
Aristide J. GinouliasDancer
Pauline GoddardDancer
Peter HolmesLeon
a Valet
Dancer
George S. IrvingJosephus Gage
Patty Ann JacksonDancer
Fran KeeganDeck Walker
Show Girl
Annette KohlShow Girl
Kazimir KokicTaxi Driver
Headwaiter
William KrachThe Tenor
Singer
Alicia KrugDancer
John LavertyDancer
Shelton LewisDeck Steward
Singer
Mort MarshallRobert Lemanteur
Mary MartinetDancer
Jack McCauleyGus Esmond
Ellen McCownSinger
Irving MitchellMr. Esmond, Sr.
Candy MontgomerySinger
Howard MorrisLouis Lemanteur
Bob NeukumPierre
a Steward
Singer
Alice PearceMrs. Ella Spofford
Caren PreissDancer
Reta ShawLady Phyllis Beekman
Judy SinclairZizi
Singer
Curt StaffordAn Olympic
Singer
Junior StandishDeck Walker
Show Girl
Evelyn TaylorDancer
Norma ThorntonDancer
Lucille UdovickSinger
David VogelSinger
Polly WardDancer
Prue WardDancer
Beverly Jane WestonSinger
Eddie WestonGeorge
The Olympic Team
Dancer
Marjorie WintersSun Bather
Show Girl
Helen WoodDancer
Hope ZeeFifi
Singer
Understudies: Bill Bradley (Taxi Driver), Joan Coburn (Dorothy Shaw), Crandall Diehl (Mr. Esmond, Sr.), William Diehl (Robert Lemanteur), George S. Irving (Henry Spofford), Alicia Krug (Mrs. Ella Spofford), Bibi Osterwald (Lorelei Lee), Curt Stafford (Josephus Gage), Evelyn Taylor (Gloria Stark), Lucille Udovick (Lady Phyllis Beekman) and Eddie Weston (Louis Lemanteur)
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Leo Robin
ACT 1 Sung By
It's High TimeDorothy Shaw and Ensemble
Bye, Bye BabyGus Esmond and Lorelei Lee
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Gus Esmond and Ensemble
A Little Girl From Little RockLorelei Lee
I Love What I'm DoingDorothy Shaw
Just a Kiss ApartHenry Spofford
It's Delightful Down in ChileSir Francis Beekman, Lorelei Lee, Show Girls and Male Ensemble
SunshineHenry Spofford and Dorothy Shaw
In The Champ de MarsEnsemble
Sunshine (Reprise) Ensemble
I'm A'tingle, I'm A'glowJosephus Gage
House on Rittenhouse SquareDorothy Shaw
You Say You CareHenry Spofford
FinalettoLorelei Lee and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Dancing Ensemble
Mamie is MimiGloria Stark, Coles and Atkins
CoquetteThe Tenor and Show Girls
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best FriendLorelei Lee
You Say You Care (Reprise) Dorothy Shaw and Henry Spofford
Gentlemen Prefer BlondesLorelei Lee and Gus Esmond
Homesick BluesLorelei Lee, Dorothy Shaw, Gus Esmond, Henry Spofford, Mrs. Ella Spofford and Josephus Gage
Keeping Cool with CoolidgeDorothy Shaw, Bill (a dancer) and Ensemble
Button Up With EsmondLorelei Lee, Show Girls and Ensemble
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Reprise) Lorelei Lee, Gus Esmond and Ensemble
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Entire Company