Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1949

Opened: December 8, 1949

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - 1949 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ziegfeld Theatre
6th Avenue at W. 54th St., Roof New York, NY

Based on the novel by Anita Loos

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Musical Theatre Melodies Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Carol Channing in LORELEI With Lee Roy Reams
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2024

Musical Theatre Melodies, hosted by Rob Morrison, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Carol Channing in Lorelei (based on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) by Jule Styne, Leo Robin, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, featuring an interview with original cast member, Tony Award nominee Lee Roy Reams, on 96.5 FM on Tuesday, January 30th,

Martha Graham Dance Company To Present Spring 2024 New York Season At City Center, April 17-20
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2024

The Martha Graham Dance Company presents their Spring 2024 New York Season, featuring Graham masterworks, a new 'Rodeo,' and a New York premiere by Jamar Roberts. Don't miss this celebration of American legacies at New York City Center from April 17-20, 2024.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 23, 2023

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?

REVIEW: Georgina Hopson and Emily Havea Shine As The Showgirls Making Their Way In A Man's World In GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
by Jade Kops - Feb 22, 2023

Georgina Hopson and Emily Havea deliver the requisite sass and shine as the leading ladies of GENTLEMEN PERFER BLONDES.

Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 15, 2023

This month, the reader question was: 'Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?'

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More!
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!

Carol Channing's Estate Up for Auction, Featuring Tony Awards, Broadway Memorabilia and More
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. 

Celebrating Women's History Month: Women in Theatre Through the Decades: 1940s-1950s
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 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.

Marilyn Monroe's Costumes Sold at Julien's Auctions
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 1, 2019

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its LEGENDARY WOMEN OF HOLLYWOOD auction featuring Property From The Life and Career of Marilyn Monroe today Friday, November 1 in Beverly Hills, CA in front of a spirited audience of collectors and bidders live on the floor, online and on the phone.

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.

Emmy-winning American Comic Actor Arte Johnson Has Passed
by Marianka Swain - Jul 4, 2019

On behalf of the Gisela Johnson and the Johnson family, we are informing you that Emmy winning comedic actor, Arte Johnson has passed at 1:45am, July 3rd, 2019.  There are no services planned.  His ashes will be taken to his home away from home in HI, were a private ceremony will be held.

All Broadway Theatres Will Dim Lights for Carol Channing Jan. 16
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Carol Channing, a Tony Award winner and theatrical legend, who passed away on Tuesday, January 15 at age 97. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, January 16 at exactly 7:45pm. 

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.

Video Flashback: Carol Channing Performs on Broadway For the Final Time in The 2010 Gypsy of the Year Opening
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2019

This morning, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of the legendary Carol Channing. Today, we remember her with this flashback video of her final performance on Broadway, performing in the opening number of the 2010 Gypsy of the Year Competition.

Sierra Boggess Performs All-New Program With PSO
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2018

Award-winning Broadway star Sierra Boggess returns Saturday, February 10 to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) stage for a single night of show-stopping music from Hollywood and the Broadway stage. John Devlin serves as the evening's conductor and host. Ms. Boggess performs songs from West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Pocahontas, The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, and much more! Under the direction of Mr. Devlin, the orchestra plays music from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and musical gems from iconic Broadway shows. The concert takes place at 8pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University.

Broadway Caricaturist Sam Norkin Subject of Online Exhibition This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Sam Norkin (1917-2011), who drew Broadway for decades, honoring opening nights with the caricature of a star or the entire company, most notably for the New York Daily News, is the subject of an online exhibition at Broadway Design Exchange, beginning now through November 19.

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond.

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86.

Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86.

Marilyn Monroe's Iconic GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES to Air on Reel 13 This June
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2016

The musical comedy Gentleman Prefer Blondes is featured in the abbreviated June lineup on Reel 13. 

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by Tyler Peterson - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment.

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by Tyler Peterson - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at or by calling 773.777.9884.

Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews.

PODCAST: New York City Center Celebrates The 75th Anniversary of Carol Channing's New York Stage Debut
by Michael Dale - Jan 5, 2016

The Broadway legend was first seen by New York audiences in a political operetta by Marc Blitzstein.


It's High Time
Bye Bye Baby
A Little Girl from Little Rock
I Love What I'm Doing
Just a Kiss Apart
The Practice Scherzo
It's Delightful Down in Chile
In the Champs de Mars
I'm A'Tingle, I'm A'Glow
House on Rittenhouse Square
You Say You Care
Mamie Is Mimi
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Homesick Blues
Keeping Cool with Coolidge
Button Up with Esmond
When Love Goes Wrong
Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?
Down, Boy
You Kill Me
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1949, Broadway which opened in 1949, West End which opened in 1962, Broadway which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 1995, Regional (US) which opened in 2005 and New York which opened in 2012.