Dirty Blonde, a Mae West Comedy by Claudia Shear, Courtesy of Bohemian Theatre Ensemble
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The last date listed for Dirty Blonde was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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This heartfelt meditation on the American suburbs from award-winning playwright Mat Smart (The Royal… More
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by Claudia Shear
Directed by Steve Genovese
Produced by Peter Blair
Conceived by Claudia Shear and James Lapine and featuring songs
from I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, Dirty Blonde explores the phenomenon of the legendary Mae West, one of America’s most enduring and controversial pop culture icons. And it does so with a terrific mix of dialogue and singing from the characters.
Dirty Blonde, which draws its title from the West film quip “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde,” tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library’s film archives, both lonely and obsessive West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventual decline into parody of the woman they worship.
Three actors play twenty-four characters in this piece, dubbed “the perfect, funny, touching, upbeat show” by TalkingBroadway.com.
The play is one of the few in Broadway history to have its entire cast nominated for a Tony Award. BoHo Theatre is proud to bring Dirty Blonde to the stage as a Chicago premiere.