Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 2012

Opened: May 9, 2012
Closing: May 13, 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 2012 - New York History , 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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VIDEO: Megan Hilty Performs 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES at City Center
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.

Raúl Esparza, Kelli O’Hara and More to Perform at Encores! Gala Tonight, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012


New York City Center will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Tony Award-winning Encores! series tonight, November 12 with a Gala Benefit starring Raul Esparza and Kelli O'Hara, and featuring performers who have starred in Encores! productions over the past two decades.

Raúl Esparza, Kelli O’Hara and More to Perform at Encores! Gala, 11/12
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 22, 2012


New York City Center will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Tony Award-winning Encores! series on November 12 with a Gala Benefit starring Raul Esparza and Kelli O'Hara, and featuring performers who have starred in Encores! productions over the past two decades.

NY City Center Features Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, Victoria Clark & More in 2011-2012; Season Announced!
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 8, 2011


New York City Center will reopen following a historic renovation and modernization with a star-studded gala on October 25. The event will kick off a celebratory season of new and expanded programming, festivals, exhibits, a special commission, and performances by world-class dance and theater companies. The renovation, designed by Ennead Architects, LLP (formerly Polshek Partnership), has transformed the landmark building into a contemporary cultural center complete with modern amenities and enhanced historic details, from the mezzanine lobby's painted ceiling and murals to the auditorium's arabesque dome. City Center is located on 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Encores! 2012 to Feature MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PIPE DREAM & GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
by Robert Diamond - May 23, 2011


New York City Center's 19th Encores! season will open in City Center's newly restored and renovated theater on February 8, 2012 with Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and will continue with Rodgers and Hammerstein's rarely seen Pipe Dream on March 28¸ followed by Jule Styne and Leo Robin's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on May 9. For the first time, each musical will play for seven performances.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes History

Other Productions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1949   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1962   West End London Revival
West End
1995   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2005   Regional (US) Regional Concert
Regional (US)
2012   New York Encores! Concert
New York

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