Friday, April 13, 2012

Megan Hilty Follows Footsteps Of Carol Channing And Marilyn Monroe


Megan Hilty, star of NBC's hit series "Smash", will portray Lorelei Lee in
a reprisal of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", on the Great White Way for seven
performances at New York City Center.

For those unfamiliar with "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", it was adapted for
Broadway from the novel by Anita Loos with an incredible score by Jule Styne.
Most people will remember the Broadway hit as the vehicle that made Carol
Channing a star, and later rebirthed into a film starring Marilyn Monroe.
Channing would reprise the role on Broadway and tour nationally and abroad with
the vehicle.

The iconic musical will run May 9-13, directed by John Rando with music
direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Randy Skinner, will also star
Phillip Attmore (Tap Dancer), Steven Boyer (Louis Lemanteur),
Brennan Brown (Esmond Sr.), Stephen R. Buntrock (Joseph Gage),
Jared Grimes (Tap Dancer), Simon Jones (Sir Francis Beekman),
Aaron Lazar (Henry Spofford), Deborah Rush (Mrs. Ella Spofford),
Sandra Shipley (Lady Phyllis Beekman), Megan Sikora (Gloria Stark)
and Clarke Thorell (Gus Esmond, Jr).
The ensemble will feature Callan Bergmann, Charissa Bertels,
Sam Bolen, Eric Bourne, Kyle Brown, Robin Campbell,
Christine DiGiallonardo, Luke Hawkins, Arlo Hill,
Michael Marcotte, Nick McGough, Shannon M. O’Bryan,
Lindsay O’Neil, Kristyn Pope, Lindsay Roberts, Kelly
Sheehan, Jessica Vosk, Anna Aimee White and Matt
Zimmerman.

For a look at the original Lorelei at work check out Carol Channing's "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" in the video below.

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