Lorelei

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Subtitled Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes, LORELEI is a sequel to the famous show about Lorelei Lee, who is now a very wealthy widow. Lorelei is about to set sail on the SS Ile de France when she is reminded of a past voyage she took with her best friend and fellow showgirl Dorothy Shaw. In a flashback we relive their madcap adventures after Lorelei’s plans to marry Gus Esmond are derailed by his father and the two women sail from New York City to Paris and settle in at the Hôtel Ritz.

Music samples provided courtesy of Decca Broadway and Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Cast List
  • Brief History
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  • Music by Jule Styne
    New lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
    New book by Kenny Solms and Gail Parent
    Based on the musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” by Anita Loos and Joseph A. Fields
    Lyrics by Leo Robin

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    23     Dialogue Parts
    33     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • Gus Esmond
    Lorelei Lee
    Dorothy Shaw
    Mrs. Ella Spofford
    George
    Josephus Gage
    Henry Spofford
    Lord Francis Beekman
    Lady Phyllis Beekman
    Robert Lemantier
    Louis Lemantier
    Simone Duval
    Mr. Esmond, Senior

    Ile De France:
    Steward
    Bartender
    Pierre (A Steward)
    Charles (A Steward)

    Hotel Ritz:
    Bellhop (S)

    Pre-Catalin Club:
    Master of Ceremonies
    Headwaiter
    Announcer

    Central Park Casino:
    Announcer

    Radio:
    Engineer

    Chorus & Dancers:
    Ship’s Personnel, Passengers, Tourists, Olympic Team Members, Night Club Maître d’, Showgirls, Gendarme, Bridesmaids and Wedding Guests

  • LORELEI opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre, January 27, 1974 and played for 320 performances starring Carol Channing in the title role.

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