Dirty Blonde

by  Claudia Shear, Bob Stillman

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

Winner! 2000 Theatre World Award
Nominee! 2000 Tony® Award for Best Play
Nominee! 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play

"Hands down the best new American play of the season...Take off your hats, boys Mae West is back on Broadway.…

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    2m, 1f

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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.

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Accolades

  • Winner! 2000 Theatre World Award
    Nominee! 2000 Tony® Award for Best Play
    Nominee! 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play

Reviews

"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

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

Production

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  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music

Casting

2m, 1f
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Piano/Vocal Score includes 26 cues of piano underscoring and 5 sung songs: 

Dirty Blonde - by Bob Stillman
A Guys What Takes His Time - by Ralph Ranger
Cuddle Up and Cling To Me - words by Stanley Murphy, music by Henry I. Marshall
I Love it – words by E. Ray Goetz, music by Harry Von Tilzer
Oh My, How We Pos’e - words by Edward Harrigan, music by Dave Braham


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Authors

Claudia Shear

Broadway: SMELL OF THE KILL (Drama League Award), DIRTY BLONDE (Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Play and Best Actress; Drama League Award, Theatre World Award). London: DIRTY BLONDE, CHICAGO. Off-Broadway: BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE (Obie Award, Drama Desk nomination), DIRTY BLONDE (NYTW). Television: "Blown ...

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