Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Original Broadway Production (1949)

Production Info

Previews: December 7, 1949 (1 prev.)
Opening December 8, 1949
Closing: September 15, 1951
Length of Run: 740 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging
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Dances and Musical Ensembles

Cast

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Dorothy Shaw
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Lorelei Lee
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Gus Esmond
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Sir Francis Beekman
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Mrs. Ella Spofford
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Henry Spofford
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Josephus Gage
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Gloria Stark
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Robert Lemanteur
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Louis Lemanteur, his son

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • It's High Time .... Dorothy and Ensemble
  • Bye, Bye Baby .... Gus and Lorelei
  • Reprise: Bye, Bye Baby .... Gus and Ensemble
  • A Little Girl From Little Rock .... Lorelei
  • I Love What I'm Doing .... Dorothy
  • Dance .... Bill, Dorothy and Ensemble
  • Just a Kiss Apart .... Henry
  • The Pracitice Scherzo .... Gloria
  • It's Delightful Down in Chile .... Lorelei, Sir Francis, Show Girls and Male Ensemble
  • Sunshine .... Henry and Dorothy
  • In the Champs de Mars .... Ensemble
  • Dance .... Gloria and Taxi Driver
  • Reprise: Sunshine .... Ensemble
  • I'm A'Tingle, I'm A'Glow .... Mr. Gage
  • House on Rittenhouse Square .... Dorothy
  • You Say You Care .... Henry
  • Finaletto .... Lorelei and Ensemble

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Reprise: Bye, Bye Baby .... Dancing Ensemble
  • Mamie Is Mimi .... Gloria with Coles and Atkins
  • Coquette .... The Tenor and Show Girls
  • Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend .... Lorelei
  • Reprise: You Say You Care .... Dorothy and Henry
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes .... Lorelei and Gus
  • Homesick Blues .... Lorelei, Dorothy, Gus, Henry, Mrs. Spofford, and Mr. Gage
  • Keeping Cool With Coolidge .... Dorothy, Bill and Ensemble
  • Button Up With Esmond .... Lorelei, Show Girls and Ensemble
  • Finale:
    • Reprise: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes .... Lorelei, Gus and Ensemble
    • Reprise: Bye, Bye, Baby .... Entire Company

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Trivia & History

Carol Channing was to reprise her role as Lorelei in a London production in June 1952 to be produced by Jack Hylton. However, there were several factors that eventually cancelled the production: first, an application to reduce royalties and second, the length of Channing's engagement in the show balanced with her proposed starring in Can-Can. Hylton wanted Channing in the show for at least a year. Channing only wanted to stay for six months. Hylton was not sure that the production would recoup in six months and so the production was canceled.

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Production Info

Previews: December 7, 1949 (1 prev.)
Opening December 8, 1949
Closing: September 15, 1951
Length of Run: 740 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

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