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About the Show

Based on the novel of the same name - best known for featuring the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" and introducing Carol Channing to Broadway audiences.

Story: Lorelei Lee boards an ocean liner headed for France with her friend Dorothy Shaw. En route, the girls meet a number of accommodating gentlemen, including Sir Francis Beekmen, who looses a Tiara to Lorelei and Henry Spofford, who loses his heart to Dorothy.

NOTE: The book of the revival version, called Lorelei, is presented as a flashback, with a modern-day prologue and epilogue.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jule Styne
Lyricist: Leo Robin
Librettist: Joseph Fields and Anita Loos

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Zigfeld Theatre
Opening Night: Dec 8, 1949
Total Performances: 740
Original Cast: Carol Channing, Yvonne Adair, Jack McCauley, Eric Brotherson, Alice Pearce, Rex Evans, Anita Alvarez, George S. Irving, Mort Marshall, Howard Morris, Charles "Honi" Coles, Cholly Atkins
Director: John C. Wilson
Choreographer: Agnes de Mille
Producers: Herman Levin and Oliver Smith

Broadway Revival (Renamed Lorelei)
Theatre: Palace Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 27, 1974
Total Performances: 320
New Book By: Kenny Solms and Gail Parent
New Lyrics By:
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Original Cast: Carol Channing, Tamara Long, Peter Palmer, Lee Roy Reams, Jack Fletcher
Director: Robert Moore
Choreographer: Ernest O. Flatt

1995 Broadway Revival
Theatre: Lyceum Theatre
Opening Night: April 10, 1995
Total Performances: 24
Original Cast: K. T. Sullivan, Karen Prunczik, George Dvorsky, Allen Fitzpatrick, David Ponting
Director: Charles Repole
Choreographer: Michael Lichtefeld
Producer: National Actors Theatre, Michael P. Price, Manny Kladitis
Orchestrations: Doug Besterman
Scenic and Costume Design: Eduardo Sicangco
Lighting Design: Kirk Bookman
Sound Design: T. Richard Fitzgerald

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