Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1998)

Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Book by Anita Loos and Joseph Fields
Adapted from the novel by Anita Loos

The Open Air Theatre production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was the show's first revival since it opened in August 1962 at the Princes Theatre. The Park's London production ran from July 23, 1998 through September 1, 1998 and starred Debby Bishop (Dorothy) and Sara Crowe (Lorelei Lee). Following its season in the Park, Ian Talbot's production embarked on a UK tour, starting in the September of 1998. A few hits from the show include 'Bye Bye Baby', 'I'm Just a Little Girl from Little Rock' and 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'.

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The Telegraph

"The set, by Paul Farnsworth...fits the mood of the piece perfectly" "A favourable first impression is quickly reinforced by the appearance of the three principals - Sara Crowe (the voice that launched a thousand packets of Philadelphia cheese) as Lorelei, Debby Bishop as Lorelei's friend Dorothy, and Clive Rowe as the long-suffering Gus"


"Clive Rowe...(had a) golden tenor voice and winningly open manner"