New York City
Marilyn Forever Blonde – The Marilyn Monroe Story In Her Own Words & Music is a one-woman play with music written by Greg Thompson and directed by Stephanie Shine. It takes place in a photographer’s studio on what might be the last day of Marilyn’s tumultuous life. The photographer and the many pivotal characters in Marilyn’s life are heard but not seen.
The play utilizes 17 songs that are interwoven with the dialogue, which is constructed entirely of documented quotes from Marilyn Monroe and pivotal characters from her personal life and career. The songs are all songs sung by Monroe in her films and include: “My Heart Belongs To Daddy,” “I Want Be Loved By You,” “Running Wild,” “That Old Black Magic” and “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”