The Playbill Vault Remembers Tony Award Winner Dorothy Loudon

By Megan Dekic
15 Nov 2013

The following year, Loudon starred opposite Vincent Gardenia in the musical Ballroom. She earned her third Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Bea Asher, a lonely widow who takes up ballroom dancing and becomes romantically involved with a mailman she meets at the local dance hall. Loudon famously performed the stand-out song "Fifty Percent."

Directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, the production opened on Dec. 14, 1978, at the Majestic Theatre and ran for 116 performances.

Read the Ballroom Playbill here.  Continued...