Judy Holliday-Inspired Smart Blonde Begins Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Judy Holliday-Inspired Smart Blonde Begins Off-Broadway
 
The New York premiere, starring Andréa Burns, begins performances at 59E59 Theaters March 16.

The New York premiere of Willy Holtzman's Smart Blonde, starring Andréa Burns (In the Heights, On Your Feet!, The Nance) as Judy Holliday, begins performances at 59E59's Theater B March 16.

Memory and song converge as the “dumb blonde” with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond in the new play with music, directed by Peter Flynn. Rounding out the cast are Andrea Bianchi (Curvy Widow), Mark Lotito (Jersey Boys), and Jonathan Spivey (Summer and Smoke).

The design team for Smart Blonde includes Tony Ferrieri (scenic design), Alan Edwards (lighting design), Michael McDonald (costume design), and Joanna Lynne Staub (sound design). The production stage manager is Stephanie Clark.

The limited engagement of Smart Blonde runs through April 13.

Flip through photos of the cast below:

Tickets are available at 59E59.org.

Burns has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway in the Great Northwest. Playbill Travel’s first domestic cruise will bring passengers on a journey through the Pacific Northwest from April 26–May 4, 2020. Playbill Travel is currently accepting waitlist travelers for its sold out cruises: Broadway on the Rhône River 2 April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein (September 1–9, 2019), and Broadway on the High Seas: The Greek Isles (June 24–July 1, 2019). Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.

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