By Claudia Shear
Directed by Ann Bronson
July 7th – 9th
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. The play, 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.
Dirty Blonde is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com