Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Musical - Original

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 8, 1949
  • Closing Date: September 15, 1951
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 740

Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Leo Robin

Book: Anita Loos


Gold-digging showgirl Lorelei Lee and her friend Dorothy set out to snare wealthy husbands on a luxury cruise in this musical version of the Anita Loos novel.


Opening Night Cast

Carol Channing in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Carol Channing Lorelei Lee
Yvonne Adair Dorothy Shaw
John McCauley Gus Esmond
Eric Brotherson Henry Spofford
Alice Pearce Mrs. Ella Spofford
Rex Evans Sir Francis Beekman
Anita Alvarez Gloria Stark
George S. Irving Josephus Gage
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Joseph A. Fields Book
  Anita Loos Book
Jule Styne Jule Styne Music
  Leo Robin Lyrics
  John C. Wilson Staging
Agnes de Mille Agnes de Mille Choreographer
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1949 - 1950

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