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Anita Loos

 
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Date of Birth: April 26, 1888
Date of Death: August 18, 1981 (93)

Birth Place: Mount Shasta, CA, USA

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LEGALLY BLONDE, ASSASSINS and More Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's 2020 - 20 Photo LEGALLY BLONDE, ASSASSINS and More Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's 2020 - 2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 26th season that includes the 2020 - 2021 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway series. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street with its annual fundraising concert Chicago Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber launching the season taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, 220. E. Chicago Ave.

Photo Flash: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES At Union Theatre Photo Photo Flash: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES At Union Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2019

At the Union Theatre, Abigayle Honeywill stars as Lorelei and Eleanor Lakin as Dorothy, with Freddie King, George Lennan and Aaron Bannister-Davies as would-be suitors as well as Maria Mosquera, Tom Murphy, Virge Gilchrist, Ashlee Young, Arran Bell, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Florence Beaumont, Jasmine Davis, Jo Bird, Lewis Rimmer, Liam Dean, Patrick Cook and Stephen Loriot.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

On this day in 2015, Vanessa Hudgens made her Broadway debut in the title role of Gigi!

Photo Flash: Al Hirschfeld Mourns the Passing of Carol Channing Photo Photo Flash: Al Hirschfeld Mourns the Passing of Carol Channing
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2019

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation mourns the loss of the great Carol Channing. In memory, the Foundation has released a series of drawings made throughout her illustrious career. Check them out below.

THE RAINMAKER Returns In A New Production From Blackfriars And The Storm Theatre Photo THE RAINMAKER Returns In A New Production From Blackfriars And The Storm Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2018

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre celebrates their 20th anniversary with a new production of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker, co-producing with The Storm Theatre Company, opening April 27, 2018 in the Black Box Theater at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2018: Carolee Carmello Rehearses For HEY, LOOK ME OVE Photo BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2018: Carolee Carmello Rehearses For HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch Carolee Carmello in rehearsal for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and more!

Jonathan Leaf's New Play on Modern Feminism THE FIGHT Starts Tonight Photo Jonathan Leaf's New Play on Modern Feminism THE FIGHT Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The Storm Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Peter Dobbins, will present THE FIGHT, a timely and relevant new play about the battles of modern feminism, written by Jonathan Leaf and directed by Mr. Dobbins, tonight, October 26th, through November 18th at Grand Hall (440 Grand Street).

The Marsh Berkeley to Present Lorri Holt's COLETTE UNCENSORED Next Month Photo The Marsh Berkeley to Present Lorri Holt's COLETTE UNCENSORED Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

The Marsh Berkeley has announced Colette Uncensored, the first solo show by acclaimed actress Lorri Holt, will return to the East Bay for the fall with a revised script.

Storm Theatre to Stage Jonathan Leaf's New Play on Modern Feminism THE FIGHT Photo Storm Theatre to Stage Jonathan Leaf's New Play on Modern Feminism THE FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The Storm Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Peter Dobbins, will present THE FIGHT, a timely and relevant new play about the battles of modern feminism, written by Jonathan Leaf and directed by Mr. Dobbins, October 26th through November 18th at Grand Hall (440 Grand Street).

Blackfriars Rep and Storm Theatre to Stage World Premiere of DEATH COMES FOR THE WAR POETS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and The Storm Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Death Comes for the War Poets, a dramatic verse tapestry by Joseph Pearce. The production, which will be performed June 9-24, 2017 at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture's Black Box Theater, is directed by Peter Dobbins.

Anita Loos Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI VideoVIDEO: On This Day, April 8- Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut In GIGI
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

On this day in 2015, Vanessa Hudgens made her Broadway debut in the title role of Gigi!

BWW TV: Carol Channing Thanks Fans for Birthday Love!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2016

Larger than life star, Carol Channing celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday. With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. Below watch as she thanks fans for all of the birthday love!

STAGE TUBE: Watch GIGI Star Corey Cott Sing 'Gigi' Onstage!
by Stage Tube - May 28, 2015

Thank Heaven for Corey Cott! Watch the latest video from Gigi, in which Corey Cott sings the title song from the Broadway musical Gigi, below!

BWW TV: Thank Heaven for Corey Cott! Watch Him Sing from GIGI at Stars in the Alley
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including GIGI's Corey Cott, who performed the show's title number- check it out below!

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by THE TALK, airing from New York City this week, to chat about her Broadway play 'Gigi.'

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Talks Broadway Debut & More on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 15, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about making her Broadway debut in the starring role in GIGI. Watch the appearance in full below!

BWW TV: Tres Bien! Watch Highlights from GIGI on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2015

The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, opens on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production began previews on Thursday, March 19. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Swarovski Adds Sparkle to GIGI on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Swarovski teamed up with Broadway's GIGI to add some sparkle to the show's fabulous costumes, designed by Cathy Zuber. In the video below, get a look into her atelier and discover more about the partnership between GIGI and Swarovski!

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Share Their Excitement on Instagram!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2015

Below, Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of GIGI turned to Instagram to share their excitement over the news that they will soon be heading to the Great White Way.

BWW TV: Thank Heaven for GIGI- In Rehearsal with the Broadway-Bound Company!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 24, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production starsVanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans.


Anita Loos Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Anita Loos written?
Anita Loos has written 11 shows including The Whole Town's Talking (Playwright), The Fall of Eve (Playwright), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Playwright), The Social Register (Playwright), Happy Birthday (Bookwriter), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Source Material), Gigi (Playwright), The Amazing Adele (Bookwriter), Chéri (Playwright), Gogo Loves You (Bookwriter), Happy Birthday (Playwright).