Dirty Blonde

Comedy - Original

Helen Hayes Theatre

  • First Preview: April 14, 2000
  • Opening Date: May 1, 2000
  • Closing Date: March 4, 2001
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 352

Playwright: Claudia Shear

Synopsis

A contemporary actress and a film archivist share a passion for the legendary film star Mae West and act out memorable moments from her life in Claudia Shear's comedic tribute to obsessive fandom.

Notes:

Mae West material courtesy of the Estate of Mae West by the Roger Richman Agency.

 

Opening Night Cast

Claudia Shear Jo, Mae
Kevin Chamberlin in Dirty Blonde Kevin Chamberlin Charlie and others
Bob Stillman in Dirty Blonde Bob Stillman Frank Wallace, Ed Hearn, and others
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Claudia Shear Playwright
James Lapine James Lapine Director
  John Carrafa Musical Staging
  Douglas Stein Scenic Design
Susan Hilferty Susan Hilferty Costume Design
David Lander David Lander Lighting Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Outstanding Actor in a Play Kevin Chamberlin Nominee
2000 Outstanding Actress in a Play Claudia Shear Nominee
2000 Outstanding Lighting Design David Lander Nominee
2000 Outstanding Play Claudia Shear Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Theatre World Award Claudia Shear Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
2000 Actress in a Play Claudia Shear Nominee
2000 Direction of a Play James Lapine Nominee
2000 Featured Actor in a Play Kevin Chamberlin Nominee
2000 Featured Actor in a Play Bob Stillman Nominee
2000 Play   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Mar. 4, 2001 40 $135,727
$282,720
-$14,561 $39.97
$65.00
3396
589
8
0
72.07% -7.22%
Feb. 25, 2001 39 $150,288
$282,720
$3,017 $40.23
$65.00
3736
589
8
0
79.29% 10.25%
Feb. 18, 2001 38 $147,271
$282,720
$24,276 $45.27
$65.00
3253
589
8
0
69.04% 10.42%
Feb. 11, 2001 37 $122,995
$282,720
- $44.53
$65.00
2762
589
8
0
58.62% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $556,281
$1,130,880
  $42.50 13147
18848
32
0
69.75 %  
Cumulative
  $7,925,422
$13,208,325
  $47.63
$65.00
163977
219108
352
20
74.84 %  
 
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