Megan Hilty Will Be Lorelei Lee in Encores! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

News   Megan Hilty Will Be Lorelei Lee in Encores! Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
 
Megan Hilty, the Wicked and 9 to 5 star who will be seen in NBC's new musical series "Smash," will star in the City Center Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

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Hilty will play Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing.

Directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Randy Skinner, performances are scheduled for May 9-13.

Set in the Roaring Twenties, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, according to press notes, "follows the madcap adventures of the original 'dumb blonde,' Lorelei Lee, as she sets sail for Europe with her best friend Dorothy Shaw." Based on Anita Loos' best-selling novel, the musical has a book by Loos and Joseph Fields, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Leo Robin.

Megan Hilty made her Broadway debut as Glinda in Wicked, a role she repeated on the national tour and in Los Angeles. She played Doralee, the Dolly Parton role, in the Broadway production of 9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League Award nominations) and starred in Two by Two opposite Jason Alexander and Faith Prince as part of the Reprise series in Los Angeles. She is currently in production on the animated film "Dorothy of Oz" with Kelsey Grammer, Hugh Dancy and Lea Michele.

City Center is located on 55th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.

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