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Joan Blondell

 
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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1957
Mrs. Farrow
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Estelle O'Shea [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1943
Honey Bee Carroll
  [Broadway]
1930
Myrtle
  [Broadway]
1929
Etta
  [Broadway]
1927
Performer [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
1957
Mrs. Farrow

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Estelle O'Shea [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1943
Honey Bee Carroll

  [Broadway]
1930
Myrtle

  [Broadway]
1929
Etta

  [Broadway]
1927
Performer [Replacement]


Joan Blondell Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Joan Blondell, The Rope Dancers

Joan Blondell News

Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August Photo Theatre 80 St. Marks Owners Fight to Keep Venue After Being Told to Vacate By August
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

Downtown theatre staple, Theatre 80 St. Marks, is facing an uncertain future as its owners face eviction this summer. 

BWW CD Review: Michelle Dowdy A BRASS ACT Is A Shiny Sample Of Showomanship Photo BWW CD Review: Michelle Dowdy A BRASS ACT Is A Shiny Sample Of Showomanship
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2020

The Broad is alive and well and Ms. Dowdy is living proof.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 26 - Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Hol Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 26 - Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Holiday Album, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes an upcoming holiday album from Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, a new song from the Back to the Future Musical, and more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 5 - Josh Groban, THE SPONGEBOB MUSI Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 5 - Josh Groban, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2020

This week's list includes new music from Josh Groban and Broadway songs from Seth MacFarlane. In addition, The SpongeBob Musical is coming to DVD, and the lyrics of Hadestown are now available!

Sierra Madre Playhouse Screens Classic Movie Musicals Starting June 19 Photo Sierra Madre Playhouse Screens Classic Movie Musicals Starting June 19
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2019

Sierra Madre Playhouse inaugurates a projected ongoing film series, Off the Screen @ SMP, in which we'll feature midweek screenings of films that are in some way related to our current live mainstage productions.

“Gold Diggers” Frauds or Icons? Photo “Gold Diggers” Frauds or Icons?
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 19, 2018

Upon learning that Elliot's new partner is a 20-year-old named Trey, Jodi and Benjamin immediately mistrust his motives. Trey swears that he loves Elliot regardless of their difference in age, but Jodi and Benjamin are convinced that Trey is only after Elliot for his money and lavish gifts. Trey's role in this play may seem familiar -- his storyline draws from the archetype of the Gold Digger, traditionally portrayed in literature, film, and music as a young woman who dates or marries rich men for their money alone. As a young man rather than a young woman, Trey is an inversion of the traditional type, but the implications of calling him a gold digger remain much the same. The term is used colloquially today in a generally derogatory manner against those who are seen as dating only for mercenary purposes, but the history of the phrase has more folds than one might think.

Joe Sirola Gets Immortalized In Cement At The Historic 80 Saint Mark's Place Photo Joe Sirola Gets Immortalized In Cement At The Historic 80 Saint Mark's Place
by Julie Musbach - Feb 9, 2018

The sidewalk in front of Theatre 80 Saint Marks Place has been called the "East Coast Grauman's", and Fodor's Travel magazine calls it 'one of the eight things to see in the USA.' On Sunday, February 18, from 4:00-6:00pm, star of stage, screen, television and one of New York's legendary bonhomie, Joe Sirola, will add his signature and handprints to the historic sidewalk.

LGBT Drama IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN Begins Tonight at Theatre 80 Photo LGBT Drama IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN Begins Tonight at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker will have its world premiere at the famed Theatre 80 St Marks in the East Village in November.

LGBT Drama IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN to Play Theatre 80 Photo LGBT Drama IN LOVE WITH THE ARROW COLLAR MAN to Play Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century gay illustrator J.C. Leyendecker will have its world premiere at the famed Theatre 80 St Marks in the East Village in November.

Cygnet presents THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON-MARIGOLDS
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2017

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds was the brainchild of a public school science teacher turned playwright, Paul Zindel. The work won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Obie Award for best American play. Generations of audiences are familiar with the film version from 1972, which was directed by Paul Newman and starred his wife, Joanne Woodward and their daughter, Nell Potts. Cygnet's production is directed by Rob Lutfy and runs August 30th through September 24th.

Joan Blondell Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mommie Dearest' Episode of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN on FX
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 13, 2017

On the next episode of FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN on FX titled 'Mommie Dearest' as the production of Baby Jane reaches its climax, the feud becomes physical.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company Inside the Rehearsal Room of THREE MEN ON A HORSE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2011

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre, the critically-acclaimed company 'dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit,' presents Three Men on a Horse, by John Cecil Holm & George Abbott as the final production of the company's 2010/11 season. Directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans, performances began at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre March 14th, 2011. The show will open on March 24th. Click below to meet the company and go inside the rehearsal room...and stay tuned for more!

STAGE TUBE: GREASE-Sing -Along Promo Spot!
by Jessica Lewis - Jun 3, 2010

Rydell High's most famous graduating class is going back to school. A newly restored print brings the highest-grossing musical of all time, GREASE (1978), to the big screen as a sing-along. Join Danny and Sandy with your own crew of T-Birds and Pink Ladies for a carnival ride back to those amazing summer nights!


Joan Blondell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Joan Blondell been in?
Joan Blondell has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Joan Blondell been in?
Joan Blondell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Joan Blondell been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Rope Dancers .