Gentlemen Prefer Blondes gets a rare London revival at the Union Theatre with a vibrant young cast that revitalises this Broadway and Hollywood classic. It's "classy, sassy and perfectly performed" - no wonder it's received no fewer than six Offies nominations, including for its two leading ladies. We've rounded up some of the review highlights. Time to get booking!
Two of the theatres on my doorsteps in south London are Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre. So when I planned my visits to two musicals I've been working on Featured Show campaigns for StageFaves, I couldn't resist taking my theatre-loving, octogenarian neighbour Dudley as my plus-one. Two memorable nights out for me and Dudley!
Did you catch the cast of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes giving a sneak-peek of this much-anticipated revival at the Theatre Cafe? Have a watch here... and then see them strut their stuff live. Performances start tonight (2 October 2019) at the Union Theatre, where the show is booking until 26 October.
In Sasha Regan's upcoming revival of classic Broadway and Hollywood Golden Age musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which runs at the Union Theatre from 2 to 26 October, Abigayle Honeywill follows in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Megan Hilty to play bombshell gold-digger Lorelei Lee. She took a break from rehearsals to tell us more.
Do gentlemen really prefer blondes? The Union Theatre seeks to answer the question as it revives the classic Broadway musical that also spawned the classic film. Who’ll play the blonde bombshell immortalised onscreen by Marilyn Monroe? Full cast announced.
One item that has been occasionally outdoing Brexit on social media during the last 24 hours is the outflowing of love and admiration for the legendary Broadway artist Carol Channing – best known to many for her memorable performances in Hello, Dolly! – who has died at the age of 97. The lights of the Great White Way will dim for one minute this evening [16 January], the 55th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Dolly in 1964 in which she so brilliantly played Dolly Levi (over 5,000 times!) in a Tony-winning portrayal. Thank you for the memories…