Smart Blonde stars Andrea Burns as Judy Holliday


The new play Smart Blonde starring Andrea Burns held a press meet and greet and Theater Pizzazz was on the scene with Maryann Lopinto on camera.

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is presenting the New York premiere of Smart Blonde written by Willy Holtzman and directed by Peter Flynn. Produced by MBL Productions and Mary J. Davis in association with Judith Manocherian LLC.


Andrea Burns, Jonathan Spivey, Mark Lotito and Andrea Bianchi

Mark Lotito, Andrea Burns (recreating the card game)

Andrea Bianchi (as Betty Comden) Andrea Burns (as Judy Holliday) and Mark Lotito  (as Adolph Green)


In New York City, 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.

The luminous Andréa Burns (Broadway’s On Your Feet! and In the Heights) stars as Holliday. She’s joined by Andrea Bianchi (Curvy Widow at Westside Theater), Mark Lotito (Broadway’s Jersey Boys), and Jonathan Spivey (Summer in Smoke with Transport Group).

Director Peter Flynn

Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Burns,Mark Lotito

Willy Holtzman, Andrea Bianchi, Jonathan Spivey, Andrea Burns, Mark Lotito, Peter Flynn


The limited engagement of Smart Blonde begins Saturday, March 16, 2019 continuing through Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2019 at 59E59 Theatres (59 East 59th Street, just west of Park Avenue). Opening Night is Tuesday evening, March 26, 2019 at 7:15 p.m.