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Dirty Blonde

“I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde.” This immortal film quote from the one and only Mae West provides the title to Dirty Blonde, the hit show opening at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan on March 27th, and running through April 13th, 2014. Featuring music from the films I’m No Angel, and She Done Him Wrong, this prize-winning play written by Claudia Shear will delight fans of the ever-original and quotable Mae West.

Dirty Blonde tells the story of Jo, an office temp and aspiring actress, and Charlie, who works in the New York Public Library’s film archives. They are both lonely and obsessive Mae West fans who meet at her grave and form a unique relationship, as they swap stories about the career highlights and eventual decline into parody of the woman they worship.  Dirty Blonde finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress’s stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again. “Hands down the best new American play of the season… Take off your hats, boys, Mae West is back on Broadway…” – New York Times.

One of the few plays to have its entire cast nominated for a Tony Award, Dirty Blonde won the 2000 Theatre World Award, and a Drama Desk Award for best actress, as well as the additional Tony Award Nominee for Best Play.  The Plaza Theatre production will be directed by Beverly Blanchette, and star Carbonell Award winners Margot Moreland and Ken Clement, as well as actor and music director Terry Cain.

Dirty Blonde comes to the stage at the Plaza Theatre March 27 – 29, April 3 – 5, April 10 – 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on March 29 & 30 and April 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13. Tickets are $45, with special rates for groups of 10 or more. The Plaza Theatre, a not-for-profit 250-seat theatre, is home to a variety of light-hearted shows, with an occasional gripping drama, that will please every show-goer. Opened in early 2012 by Alan Jacobson, The Plaza Theatre promises lower-than-average ticket prices and is bringing quality entertainment to all. The Plaza Theatre is located at 262 S. Ocean Blvd in Manalapan, FL. For more information, please call 561- 588-1820 or visit