MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 27, 1974
Closing Date
Nov 03, 1974
1st Preview
Jan 17, 1974
1st Preview
Jan 17, 1974
Previews
11
Performances
320
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Palace Theatre
(Jan 27, 1974 - Nov 03, 1974)

Setting
The pier of the Ile de France; the deck of the Ile de France; Lorelei's suite on the Ile de France; the Eiffel Tower; Lorelei's suite at the Ritz Hotel, Paris; Pre-Catalin nightclub; a Paris street; the Central Park Casino, New York.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lee Guber and Shelly Gross; Produced in association with Charles Lowe Productions, Inc.
Originally produced by Music Fair Productions, Inc.
Music by Jule Styne; New lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; New book by Gail Parent and Kenny Solms; Based on the musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" by Joseph A. Fields and Anita Loos; Lyrics by Leo Robin; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang and Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis and Hugh Martin; Dance arrangements by Jay Thompson
Directed by Robert Moore; Choreographed by Ernest O. Flatt; "Men" Dance Supervisor: Robert Tucker
Scenic Design by John Conklin; Costume Design by Alvin Colt; Miss Channing's costumes by Ray Aghayan and Bob Mackie; Lighting Design by John Gleason; Hair styles by Ernest Adler; Make-up and additional hair styles by Michael Gottfried; Miss Channing's hairstyles created by Paul Huntley; Assistant to Mr. Colt: Ben Benson; Associate Designer to Mr. Gleason: Spencer Mosse; Assistant to Mr. Gleason: Judy Binus
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Company Manager: Milton M. Pollack; Assistant to General Managers: Nancy Simmons
Production Stage Manager: Ben D. Kranz; Stage Manager: George Boyd; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Neuman
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Earl Shendell; Assistant Conductor: Robert Stanley; Music Copying Service: Thomas Brown
Property Master: Irving Pasternack; Assistant Property Master: Barry-Robert Molitch
General Press Representative: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc.; Dance Captain: Bob Fitch; Press Representative: Milly Schoenbaum; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Jim McCormick and Tract Advertising
Lorelei Lee
 
Dessert
Vive La Glace Chaude!
Lady Phyllis Beekman
Robert Lemanteur
 
Ensemble
Lord Francis Beekman
Mrs. Ella Spofford
Dorothy Shaw
Josephus Gage
Gus Esmond
Henry Spofford
Louis Lemanteur
 
Ensemble
Willard Beckham
Broadway debut
Maitre D'
 
Ensemble
Bartender
 
Pierre
 
Announcer
 
Ensemble
George
 
Engineer
 
Ensemble
Pheasant
Un Oiseau Dans Le Matin!
 
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Salade
A Votre Sante!
 
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Simone Duval
 
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
Lobster
Un delicieux Pince Rouge!
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Caviar
Un Bon Oeuf!
 
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mr. Esmond
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Charles
 
Master of Ceremonies
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Frank
 
Gendarme
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Understudies: Raymond Cox (Gus Esmond, Josephus Gage), Bob Daley (Mr. Esmond), Marian Haraldson (Mrs. Ella Spofford, Lady Phyllis Beekman), Sherrill Harper (Lorelei Lee, Dessert), Wayne Mattson (Henry Spofford), Jonathan Miele (Frank, George, Engineer, Louis Lemanteur), David Neuman (Lord Francis Beekman), Gina Ramsel (Dorothy Shaw) and Robert Riker (Robert Lemanteur)

Palace Theatre (Jan 27, 1974 - Nov 03, 1974)

Assistant to Mr. Gleason: Arden Fingerhut
Company Manager: David Lawlor
Production Stage Manager: Tom Porter; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jamie Haskins
Dance Captain: Linda Lee MacArthur

Cast

Robert Lemanteur
 
Ensemble
Mr. Esmond
Maitre D'
 
Ensemble
George
Ensemble
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
Caviar
Un Bon Oeuf!
Ensemble
Ensemble
Mrs. Ella Spofford
Salade
A Votre Sante!
 
Bridesmaid
 
Ensemble
Simone Duval
Ensemble
Lobster
Un delicieux Pince Rouge!
 
Bridesmaid
Understudies: Joe Bratcher (Mr. Esmond), Bob Daley (George), Paul Eichel (Lord Francis Beekman), Brenda Holmes (Lorelei Lee), Randy Hugill (Louis Lemanteur) and Wayne Mattson (Robert Lemanteur)
music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Act 1
Sung By
Looking Back
Lorelei Lee
Bye, Bye Baby
Gus Esmond, Lorelei Lee, Passengers and Tourists
High Time
Dorothy Shaw, Mrs. Ella Spofford and Passengers
Little Rock
Lorelei Lee
I Love What I'm Doing
Dorothy Shaw
I'ts Delightful Down in Chile
Lorelei Lee, Lord Francis Beekman and Stewards
I Won't Let You Get Away
Henry Spofford and Dorothy Shaw
Keeping Cool With Coolidge
Henry Spofford, Dorothy Shaw, Mrs. Ella Spofford and Guests
Men
Lorelei Lee
Act 2
Sung By
Coquette
Dorothy Shaw, Lorelei Lee and Showgirls
Mamie is Mimi
Lorelei Lee, Robert Lemanteur and Louis Lemanteur
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Lorelei Lee
Homesick
Lorelei Lee and Gus Esmond
Miss Lorelei Lee
Henry Spofford, Dorothy Shaw, Mrs. Ella Spofford, Josephus Gage, Robert Lemanteur, Louis Lemanteur and Wedding Guests
Button Up With Esmond
Lorelei Lee and Bridesmaids
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend (Reprise)
Lorelei Lee

Tony Award®

 

Best Actress in a Musical

1974 Nominee
Carol Channing
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