Music by Jule Styne.
Lyrics by Leo Robin.
Book by Anita Loos & Joseph Fields.
Opened December 8, 1949 at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Set in the Roaring Twenties, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows the madcap adventures of the original not-so-dumb “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 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).”
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, Gus Esmond, JrTrevor Eichhorn
, Henry SpoffordMatt Musgrove
, Josephus GageJanet Whitlow
, Mrs. Ella SpoffordMark Huisenga
, Sir Francis BeekmanCindy Kenny
, Lady Phyllis BeekmanLaura Sue Hiszczynskyj
, Gloria StarkJim Ballard
, BillGeorge Comstock
, Robbear LeManteurMatthew Leach
, Gus Esmond, Sr.
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