Dirty Blonde (A Play with Music)

By Claudia Shear
Original score by Bob Stillman
February 2 thru 11 (9 performances) 

Winner! 2000 Theatre World Award 
Nominee! 2000 Tony® Award for Best Play 
Nominee! 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play

A funny, bawdy New York hit with dream roles for actors, Dirty Blonde combines transformation and drama with a fabulous dollop of show biz magic. “Hands down the best new American play of the season…Take off your hats, boys Mae West is back on Broadway…in a compact Rolls Royce of a vehicle…written by Claudia Shear…This is no evening of mere impersonation…. Dirty Blonde is a multilayered study of the nature of stardom, as experienced by one of its avatars and two adoring fans. Shaped with remarkable fluidity and inventiveness, Dirty Blonde presents one of the canniest portraits on record of that floating dialogue between icons and idolizers that remains so much a part of American culture…Ms. Shear finds the enduring substance in the smoke and mirrors of one actress’s stardom, allowing Mae West to shock and delight once again.” – The New York Times

This dazzling array of some of Sondheim’s best-known songs features numbers from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity: COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE and PACIFIC OVERTURES, not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers, WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY, and DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Also included are delectable rarities from the television musical Evening Primrose, the film The Seven Percent Solution and the hit revue The Mad Show.  Read more

Buyer and Cellar

MAR 27 – APR 5, 2015

Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., Alex takes a job working in the Malibu basement “shopping mall” of a beloved “Funny Girl” megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs?

Buyer & Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Coyote StageWorks is proud to be one of the first smaller theaters granted the rights to perform this play while it is still playing in New York and on a National Tour. Read more