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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: 1924. New York; the ship, the Ile de France; Paris.


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 Adair
Dorothy Shaw
(Dec 08, 1949 - May 31, 1951)
Anita Alvarez
Gloria Stark
Suzanne Ames
Dancer
Cholly Atkins
Dance Team
Charles Basile
Dancer
Florence Baum
Dancer
Peter Birch
Bill
a dancer
Bill Bradley
Dancer
Eric Brotherson
Henry Spofford
Bob Burkhardt
Deck Steward
Singer
Angela Castle
Singer
Carol Channing
Lorelei Lee
Joan Coburn
Singer
Charles "Honi" Coles
Dance Team
Rex Cooper
Dancer
Robert Cooper
Frank
The Olympic Team
Dancer
Jerry Craig
A Steward
Singer
Crandall Diehl
Maitre d'Hotel
Dancer
William Diehl
Policeman
Singer
Pat Donohue
Sun Bather
Show Girl
Anna Rita Duffy
Show Girl
Rex Evans
Sir Francis Beekman
(Dec 08, 1949 - Jun 16, 1951)
Nicole France
A Flower Girl
Dancer
Aristide J. Ginoulias
Dancer
Pauline Goddard
Dancer
Peter Holmes
Leon
a Valet
Dancer
George S. Irving
Josephus Gage
Patty Ann Jackson
Dancer
Fran Keegan
Deck Walker
Show Girl
Annette Kohl
Show Girl
Kazimir Kokic
Taxi Driver
Headwaiter
William Krach
The Tenor
Singer
Alicia Krug
Dancer
John Laverty
Dancer
Shelton Lewis
Deck Steward
Singer
Mort Marshall
Robert Lemanteur
Mary Martinet
Dancer
Jack McCauley
Gus Esmond
Ellen McCown
Singer
Irving Mitchell
Mr. Esmond, Sr.
Candy Montgomery
Singer
Howard Morris
Louis Lemanteur
Bob Neukum
Pierre
a Steward
Singer
Alice Pearce
Mrs. Ella Spofford
(Dec 08, 1949 - May 26, 1951)
Caren Preiss
Dancer
Reta Shaw
Lady Phyllis Beekman
Judy Sinclair
Zizi
Singer
Curt Stafford
An Olympic
Singer
Junior Standish
Deck Walker
Show Girl
Evelyn Taylor
Dancer
Norma Thornton
Dancer
Lucille Udovick
Singer
David Vogel
Singer
Polly Ward
Dancer
Prue Ward
Dancer
Beverly Jane Weston
Singer
Eddie Weston
George
The Olympic Team
Dancer
Marjorie Winters
Sun Bather
Show Girl
Helen Wood
Dancer
Hope Zee
Fifi
Singer
Understudies: Bill Bradley (Taxi Driver), Joan Coburn (Dorothy Shaw), George S. Irving (Henry Spofford), Curt Stafford (Josephus Gage) and Evelyn Taylor (Gloria Stark)
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Leo Robin
ACT 1 Sung By
It's High Time Dorothy Shaw and Ensemble
Bye, Bye Baby Gus Esmond and Lorelei Lee
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Gus Esmond and Ensemble
A Little Girl From Little Rock Lorelei Lee
I Love What I'm Doing Dorothy Shaw
Just a Kiss Apart Henry Spofford
It's Delightful Down in Chile Sir Francis Beekman, Lorelei Lee, Show Girls and Male Ensemble
Sunshine Henry Spofford and Dorothy Shaw
In The Champ de Mars Ensemble
Sunshine (Reprise) Ensemble
I'm A'tingle, I'm A'glow Josephus Gage
House on Rittenhouse Square Dorothy Shaw
You Say You Care Henry Spofford
Finaletto Lorelei Lee and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Dancing Ensemble
Mamie is Mimi Gloria Stark, Coles and Atkins
Coquette The Tenor and Show Girls
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Lorelei Lee
You Say You Care (Reprise) Dorothy Shaw and Henry Spofford
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Lorelei Lee and Gus Esmond
Homesick Blues Lorelei Lee, Dorothy Shaw, Gus Esmond, Henry Spofford, Mrs. Ella Spofford and Josephus Gage
Keeping Cool with Coolidge Dorothy Shaw, Bill and Ensemble
Button Up With Esmond Lorelei Lee, Show Girls and Ensemble
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Reprise) Lorelei Lee, Gus Esmond and Ensemble
Bye, Bye Baby (Reprise) Entire Company