Lorelei 1974

Opened: January 27, 1974
Closing: November 03, 1974

Lorelei - 1974 - Broadway History , Info & More

Palace Theatre (Broadway)
1564 Broadway New York, NY

Based on Anita Loos’s 1925 bestseller of the same title, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES follows Lorelei Lee, a blonde from Little Rock, Arkansas, who sails to Europe with her friend Dorothy to perform in a nightclub in Paris.



GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES played for 740 performances on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre starring Carol Channing, Yvonne Adair, Jack McCauley, Eric Brotherson and George S. Irving. The show was revived on Broadway in 1995 at the Lyceum Theatre starring KT Sullivan.

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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,

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There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; MATILDA THE MUSICAL, CLUE ON STAGE, Little Radical Theatrics & More Lead!
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It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards December 5th Standings; MATILDA THE MUSICAL Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Awards - Dec 5, 2023

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Interview: Bob Mackie talks THE ART OF BOB MACKIE at Provincetown Public Library
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Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?
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This month, the reader question was: 'Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?'

LI'L ABNER Star Peter Palmer Dies at Age 90
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

Palmer appeared on Broadway with Carol Channing in Lorelei in 1974. He also appeared as Tommy in Brigadoon in 1963 and as Curly in Oklahoma! in 1964 at New York City Center.

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

UN DÍA COMO HOY: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES se estrenaba en Broadway
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

This concert is part of the February 2020 Composers Now Festival celebrating living composers, the diversity of their voices and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City.

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
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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.

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VIDEO: Hello, Carol! A Tribute to Carol Channing in Honor of Her 95th Birthday
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Let's face it, nobody produces a song and sketch revue based on the plays of Ionesco in a theatre on the western outskirts of 55th Street expecting a commercial smash.  During the ten days in 1974 when the original production of Ionescopade ran Off-Broadway, lovers of musical theatre were lining up at box offices to see stars like Carol Channing in Lorelei, Debbie Reynolds in Irene, and Patty and Maxene Andrews in Over Here!  Younger playgoers were discovering themselves with Pippin and rocking out to Grease, while those who go for intellectual snob hits had their choice of the revival of Candide or the new Sondheim/Prince romance A Little Night Music.  Those venturing to Off-Broadway were still flocking to that fresh new musical, The Fantasticks, then in only its fifteenth year.

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An incredible rock triple-header of STYX, BLUE OYSTER CULT and MARK FARNER will be playing the Morris Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Tickets are on sale now, so don't miss your chance to see these stars live and in concert!

Lorelei FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Looking Back
I Won't Let You Get Away
Men
Miss Lorelei Lee
Lorelei
Paris, Paris
A Girl Like I
Bye Bye Baby
It's High Time
A Little Girl from Little Rock
I Love What I'm Doing
It's Delightful Down in Chile
Keeping Cool with Coolidge
Coquette
Mamie Is Mimi
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Homesick Blues
Button Up with Esmond
Just a Kiss Apart
I'm A'Tingle, I'm A'Glow
House on Rittenhouse Square
Lorelei has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1974 and Broadway which opened in 1974.

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