Winner! 2000 Theatre World Award
Nominee! 2000 Tony® Award for Best Play
Nominee! 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play
A funny, bawdy New York hit with dream roles for actors, Dirty Blonde combines transformation and drama with a fabulous dollop of show biz magic.
"Hands down the best new American play of the season...Take off your hats, boys Mae West is back on Broadway...in a compact Rolls Royce of a vehicle...written by and starring Claudia Shear...This is no evening of mere impersonation.... Dirty Blonde is a multilayered study of the nature of stardom, as experienced by one of its avatars and two adoring fans. Shaped with remarkable fluidity and inventiveness, Dirty Blonde presents one of the canniest portraits on record of that floating dialogue between icons and idolizers that remains so much a part of American culture...Ms. Shear finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress's stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again." - The New York Times