Dirty Blonde


Text Claudia Shear
Conception Claudia Shear and James Lapine
Direction James Lapine

1999/00 Season

December 11, 1999—February 13, 2000

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Dirty Blonde celebrates a uniquely American icon who managed to thumb her nose at polite society, theatrical convention, and continual censorship, by being the ultimate tough girl; “she does exactly what she wants…and likes it.  Doesn’t care if you think she’s a nice girl…”  It is the uncompromising spirit—more than the campy wriggles and sexy bon mot—that is Mae West’s enduring legacy.  She represented a subversive, courageous and independent woman long before anyone thought of burning a bra.

Musical Staging John Carrafa
Musical Direction and Arrangement Bob Stillman
Scenic Design Douglas Stein
Costume Design Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design David Lander
Sound Design Dan Moses Schreier
Associate Direction Gareth Hendee
Dialect Coach Deborah Hecht
Stage Manager Leila Knox
Assistant Stage Manager Anthony Detrano

with Kevin Chamberlin, Claudia Shear and Bob Stillman