Lorelei

Palace Theatre

Previews Began: January 17, 1974

Opening Night: January 27, 1974

Closing Night: November 3, 1974

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Music: Jule Styne

Lyrics: Betty Comden

Adolph Green

Leo Robin

Book: Gail Parent

Kenny Solms

Lorelei Lee, the gold-digging showgirl from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, is now a widow looking back on her 1920s adventures from the earlier musical. Four new songs for this production were written by Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, in addition to the classic songs retained from the Gentlemen score by Styne and Leo Robin.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Looking Back……………………………………Lorelei Lee
Bye, Bye Baby………………Gus Esmond, Lorelei Lee
High Time……..Dorothy Shaw, Mrs. Ella Spofford,
Passengers
Little Rock…………………………………………Lorelei Lee
I Love What I’m Doing………………….Dorothy Shaw
It’s Delightful Down in Chile…………….Lorelei Lee,
                                            Lord Francis Beekman,
                                                                  Stewards
I Won’t Let You Get Away………….Henry Spofford,
                                                       Dorothy Shaw
Keeping Cool with Coolidge……….Henry Spofford,
                                                   Mrs. Ella Spofford,
                                                   Dorothy Shaw,
                                                   Guests
Men…………………………………………………Lorelei Lee

Act Two

Coquette…………………………The Tenor, Show Girls
Mamie is Mimi…………..Gloria Stark, Coles, Atkins
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend…….Lorelei Lee
Homesick………..Lorelei Lee, Gus Esmond
Miss Lorelei………………………..Lee Henry Spofford,
                                                Mrs. Ella Spofford,
                                                Robert Lemanteur,
                                                Louis Lemanteur,
                                                Josephus Gage,
                                                Dorothy Shaw,
                                                Wedding Guests
Button Up With Esmond………………….Lorelei Lee,
                                                             Bridesmaids
Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend
(Reprise)…………………………………………..Lorelei Lee
Finale: Lorelei…………………..Lorelei Lee, Company

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1949 Broadway Production