The "one woman musical show" began a limited run July 8 and will run through Sept. 3. (Note: Though the official opening is July 17, there is actually no performance on Sunday.)
The Blonde, written and directed by Ken and Mitzie Welch, Somers talks "intimately and honestly about her journey to become the successful and well-known performer and entrepreneur she is today, just as she did in her best-selling autobiography, 'Keeping Secrets.'" She will also sing; her repertoire includes well-known songs and tunes of her own composition.
The title refers to the role that first brought Somers attention: a mysterious blonde pursued by a young Richard Dreyfuss in the film "American Graffiti." She went on to much greater fame in the sitcom "Three's Company," in which she played the ditzy sextpot Chrissy Snow, one of two women sharing quarters with John Ritter.
Prior to coming to New York, the show played an engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto, June 16-26. Blonde had its world premiere at the Spreckels Theatre in San Diego, CA, in January 2004.