Smart Blonde

by Willy Holtzman
Directed by Peter Flynn

World Premiere commissioned by City Theatre
Nov 15 – Dec 21, 2014 (Hamburg Studio Theatre)

New York City, 1964. The tape is rolling when Born Yesterday star Judy Holliday lays down a series of tracks about her rise to fame amidst the politics of the 1950s. Memory and song converge as the “dumb blonde” with a genius IQ charts her experiences from Greenwich Village to Broadway and beyond with notable show business alums, including Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Monroe.

 

PHOTOS

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Smart Blonde
PHOTOS BY KRISTI JAN HOOVER

VIDEO

BEHIND THE SCENES

VIDEO BY HUMAN HABITS

IN THE NEWS

Stage preview: Finding the many voices of Judy Holliday

Published November 19, 2014
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette>

City Theatre's 'Smart Blonde' shows another side of Judy Holliday

Published November 12, 2014
Pittsburgh Tribune Review>

Smart Blonde resurrects actress Judy Holliday

Published November 12, 2014
City Paper>

PLAY DESIGN

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THE PLAYWRIGHT

holtzman-willy3WILLY HOLTZMAN’S plays include:  Honor Flight (PlayPenn), The First Mrs. Rochester (Portland Stage Little Festival), The Morini Strad (City Theatre – ATCA nominee, Primary Stages, Colony Theatre, Portland Stage Company), Sabina (Primary Stages – 1996, 2005), Something You Did (Primary Stages, People’s Light and Theatre, Theatre J), Bovver Boys More...

 

THE CAST

 

Andréa Burns (Judy Holliday)

Andréa Burns
(Judy Holliday)

 

 

Adam Heller (Elliot)

Adam Heller
(Elliot)

 

 

Jonathan Brody (Bernie)

Jonathan Brody
(Bernie)

ADDITIONAL INFO

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

SIPPING SUNDAY

November 16

 

OPENING NIGHT
November 21

 

SUNDAY TALKBACK
November 23, December 7 & 14

 

GREENROOM
December 5

TICKET PRICING

REGULAR ADMISSION

$36 – $56

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Fridays 8pm/Saturdays 5:30pm.

 

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

 

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. One ticket per ID.

SENIORS AGE 62 AND OLDER

$22 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Kari Shaffer, Box Office Manager, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

CREATIVE TEAM

Peter Flynn
(Director)

 

Tony Ferrieri
(Scenic Designer)

 

Robert C.T. Steele
(Costume Designer)

 

Ann Wrightson
(Lighting Designer)

 

Ryan Rumery
(Sound Designer)

 

Carlyn Aquiline
(Literary Manager/Dramaturg)

 

Rachel Stevens
(Assistant to Director)