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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 2012 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

Set in the Roaring Twenties, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows the madcap adventures of the original “dumb blonde,” Lorelei Lee, as she sets sail for Europe with her best friend Dorothy Shaw. As Dorothy puts it, the gold-digging Lorelei is “the only girl in the world who can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket.” Based on Anita Loos’ bestselling novel of the same name, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes made a star of Carol Channing on Broadway and later cemented Marilyn Monroe’s status as an American film icon and sex symbol in the 1953 screen version. “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” is the crown jewel in a score that sparkles with songs like “Bye, Bye, Baby,” “A Little Girl from Little Rock” and “I Love What I’m Doing (When I’m Doing it for Love).” The original production, directed by John C. Wilson and choreographed by Agnes de Mille, opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 1949, and played a total of 740 performances.

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by Bruce Glikas - Sep 8, 2021
On September 2, Waitress celebrated its return to Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Anastacia McCleskey was awarded the Legacy Robe.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2020
Ghost Lights is set on the empty stage of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 5th September 1939 when all theatres were closed due to the outbreak of WW2. Novello meets Mary Ellis, Dorothy Dickson and Elisabeth Welch to reminisce about their work and also their concerns for theatre and its survival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - Sep 11, 2020
Like many fellow theatre people, and just, well,a?? people, I have anxiety. Certain situations, or even nothing at all, can cause me to have panic attacks and suddenly assume the worst. When I get like this, one of the few things that can mellow me out is music.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 30, 2021
The star of WICKED, NOISES OFF, and SMASH is days away from making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut and, boy, is she ready.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support, create, and connect with live music.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 2, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is proud to continue the long-established tradition of the piano bara?"that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021
Put A Pin In It Productions, a new Brighton based production company, brings a new show to The Old Market in Hove this autumn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020
Jared Grimes has released the music video for his new song 'Goin Sammy Davis Jr.'! Grimes' credits include: A Soldier's Play[Broadway]; The Wiz[St. Louis, MO (Regional)]; New York Spring Spectacular[Off-Broadway]; After Midnight[Broadway]; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes[New York]; Babes in Arms[Regional (US)]. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present John Manzari – the acclaimed dancer, singer, actor, and choreographer currently appearing on Broadway in Funny Girl – in a special event on Monday, May 23 at 8:30 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Abell Auction Co. has announced a June 17 online-only auction of Broadway legend Carol Channing's estate. The auction will feature will feature Broadway memorabilia, Tony Awards and Channing's belongings. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Based on the early life of Pablo Picasso and introduced to the theater industry as a fully orchestrated concept album held an industry listening party was held May 16, 2022 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in Manhattan.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
BIRDLAND THEATER will present pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter Liam Forde – celebrating the release of his first album Great to Be Here – on Monday, June 13 at 8:30 PM.
by Amber Kusching - May 15, 2022
Now’s the time! Get out of your room, grab your favorite beverage, and head over to Haddonfield Plays & Players’ production of Hallelujah, Baby! playing May 20th through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ.
by Stephen Mosher - May 14, 2020
The 92Y School of Music Expands Cabaret Course Offerings With Michael Kirk Lane Instructing New Classes
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2020
In the latest installment, the great Megan Hilty performs 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' in the 2012 production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022
PABLO, a new musical based on the early life of legendary artist Pablo Picasso, is being introduced to the theater industry and public in the spirit of hit Broadway musicals like Hadestown and Jekyll and Hyde, as a fully orchestrated concept album with a cast of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and national touring performers.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2020
In the latest installment, the great Megan Hilty performs 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' in the 2012 production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2022
The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances tonight, March 26, at the August Wilson Theatre, ahead of an official opening on April 24. Meet the cast bringing this iconic show back to the stage!
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 26, 2022
LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is set to present one of the longest running Off-Broadway productions of all time, I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE!, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music by Jimmy Roberts, musical direction by  Ricky Pope, directed & choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan.  Comments Executive Producing Director Ellen Richard, “The song ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ from this joyous musical is what our subscribers and audiences will undoubtably have as we welcome this extraordinary cast and creative team to the Playhouse stage!”  I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! begins previews on Wednesday, April 20; will open on Sunday, April 24 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2022
In a one-of-a-kind arts and culture event, Milwaukee-area business and community leaders will come together for the 17th Annual BASH on Friday, June 17 to raise funds for the Marcus Performing Arts Center's education and community engagement programs.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2022
Palo Alto Players continues its 91st season with the Peninsula premiere of' ALLEGIANCE. This powerful Broadway musical, inspired by the true-life experiences of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), tells the story of one family's extraordinary journey during the Japanese American internment of World War II. The company has assembled an all-star cast of 20 local Bay Area artists under the direction of Vinh G. Nguyen to bring the story of ALLEGIANCE to the stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre announced today that its 2020 - 2021 season has been postponed to 2021 - 2022. Due to the unknowns that currently exist concerning the pandemic and reopening guidelines, Porchlight will be moving its scheduled 2020 - 2021 season productions to the 2021 - 2022 season. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021
This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!
by Nuria Pedret - Jun 1, 2021
Con motivo del aniversario de la actriz, hacemos un breve repaso de su biografía y recordamos dos musicales inspirados en ésta
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
The third annual French Riviera Film Festival will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 8, 2021
The 92Y School of Music announces new guests for their popular interview series, Cabaret Conversations, now in its second year, as well as new dates for Cabaret History and Great Performances. Previous speakers in the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-nominated series have included Chita Rivera and Joe Iconis. Led by award-winning cabaret historian and performer, Michael Kirk Lane these programs are perfect for both practitioners and fans of the art form.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021
The third annual French Riviera Film Festival, will present a special Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar-winning actor George Chakiris and Industry Excellence Awards to Caroline Lagerfelt and Eric Roberts, at an exclusive ceremony on July 14 at the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, the announcement was made today by festival founders Gotham Chandna and Nicole Goesseringer Muj.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020
Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC), currently in its 33rd season, announces YOU'RE GONNA LOVE TOMORROW! an MTC all-star cabaret fundraiser. MTC invites audiences to join us and stars from Broadway and the NY Cabaret Scene for a great night of first-class cabaret coming right into your home!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2020
Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer music director, and sheet music guru) is presenting a special Webinar Zoominar benefit series: MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2022
Because of concerns regarding the recent surge of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, with an abundance of caution we are moving the opening date of this show to February 26, instead of the originally scheduled January 22.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 22, 2022
In the early twentieth century, a new art form was rapidly gaining visibility in popular culture, and would continue integrating itself into movies, music, television and other forms of media for decades to come- musical theatre.
by Michael Major - Feb 21, 2022
The original drum kit used in the Quarry Men, the pre-Beatles group formed by John Lennon and Madonna’s iconic “Material Girl” pink gown ensemble, will headline a lineup featuring over 1,000 spectacular collectibles and memorabilia owned and used by some of the world’s most influential and music artists of our time will be offered.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2022
Regan De Wynter Williams Productions has announced Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew. Gilbert & Sullivan's much-loved operetta will run at Wilton's Music Hall from 16th March - 9th April before sailing to the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st April - 27th April.
by Cristina Martinez - Dec 8, 2020
Un día como hoy en 1949, Broadway acogía por primera vez GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, el musical basado en la novela homónima de Loos.
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 5, 2021
Maybin Hewes has a show business career that spans eight decades. She started out as a child performer in Mississippi, appeared on TV in New Orleans as a teenager, and went on to a lengthy and active career as a dancer and singer in many shows on Broadway, off Broadway, at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on national tours and in regional theatre.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 16, 2020
Eric Michael Gillett has done it all and he always does it with an open heart and open hand. His annual holiday gala for Benjamin House was only briefly threatened by the global health crisis - for Gillett, nothing can stop him from honoring his favorite organization to support.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
92Y has announced upcoming events, both online and in-person! Programming will feature Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster and more.
by Student Blogger: MaryRose Jones - Aug 23, 2021
I am very fortunate that my mother showed me movie musicals from a very young age. She didn't just show me the Disney musicals, like Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. I was exposed to Julie Andrews's Maria and Brandy's Cinderella. I was mesmerized by all of these films. I loved the storytelling. I loved the music. I loved the romance. I wanted so badly to be just like the women I saw in those films, especially Julie Andrews It is what reminded me of what I loved about theatre. It reminded me of the joy you experience when the main couple meets. It reminded me how dance and song can tell a story like nothing else. It reminded me of how theatre allowed me to escape. It made me want to do theatre again forever.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 19, 2020
Hosted by Ben Cameron, the NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION judges panel will include: Phil LaDuca, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Tyler Hanes, Sasha Hutchings, and Megan Sikora- plus more special guests judges to be announced soon!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and dates for Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021
Signature Theatre has released Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present Nashville vocalist Wendy Moten – best known for her 2021 run on NBC’s “The Voice” – in a special concert on Monday, May 16 at 7:00 PM. Her show will include songwriter Richard Whiting hits including “He’s Funny That Way,” “My Ideal,” “Miss Brown,” and “Too Marvelous For Words.”
by Gil Kaan - Apr 25, 2022
The final event of The Soraya’s 10th Anniversary Celebration - Broadway Celebrates The Soraya - features Broadway stars Eden Espinosa, Joshua Henry and Megan Hilty, backed by Richard Kaufman and the CSUN Symphony April 30, 2022.  Megan was most gracious in finding time to answer a few of my queries.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Come celebrate CHITA RIVERA who headlines the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8 with her unique concert event, “The Rhythm of My Life.” The Shubert’s Gala Event will begin at 6:00pm with an elegant and festive cocktail reception, followed by Chita Rivera’s performance at 8:00pm and concludes with a dessert reception following the show.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2021
We're taking a closer look at the musicals that inspired writers, creators, and performers for years to come, and today we're kicking it off at the top of the Golden Age. Study up on the great musicals of the 1940s with a playlist of 75 showtunes of the era.