Dirty Blonde

Opened: May 1, 2000
Closing: March 04, 2001

Dirty Blonde - 2000 - Broadway History , Info & More

Hayes Theatre (Broadway)
240 West 44th St. New York, NY

Dirty Blonde, which draws its title from the West film quip "I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde," tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library's film archives, both lonely and obsessive West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventual decline into parody of the woman they worship.

Three actors play twenty-four characters in this piece, dubbed "the perfect, funny, touching, upbeat show" by TalkingBroadway.com.

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Dirty Blonde has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000 and West End which opened in 2004.
Best Play , , Best Direction of a Play for James Lapine.
Dirty Blonde has been nominated for several awards. James Lapine was nominated for Outstanding Director - Play at the Drama Desk Awards. Claudia Shear was nominated for Outstanding New Play at the Drama Desk Awards. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Off Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Claudia Shear received a Performance nomination at the Theatre World Awards.
Dirty Blonde has won several awards. These include the Outstanding Director - Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for James Lapine, the Outstanding New Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for Claudia Shear, and the Outstanding Off Broadway Play award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Claudia Shear also received the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her work in Dirty Blonde.

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