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BWW Review: MAME is Back and Better Than Ever at Riverside CenterBWW Review: MAME is Back and Better Than Ever at Riverside Center
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 13, 2015

Mame Dennis Burnside has coaxed the blues right out of the horn many times since the late 1960s and Riverside Center for the Performing Arts has brought the ditzy, glitzy and glamorous free-spirit back for a big, old fashioned musical hit. This new production of MAME looks and sounds like a million bucks and deserves to be a solid, sell-out for the holidays. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Washington, DC (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This WeekendAuthor, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This Weekend
by David Green - Oct 16, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH,†author and star of such plays as†Psycho Beach Party,†Times Square Angel,†The Lady in Question,†Red Scare on Sunset,†You Should Be So Lucky,†Shanghai Moon†and†The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.†††Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.† After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called†Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.† (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17
by David Green - Oct 12, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH,†author and star of such plays as†Psycho Beach Party,†Times Square Angel,†The Lady in Question,†Red Scare on Sunset,†You Should Be So Lucky,†Shanghai Moon†and†The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.†††Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.† After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called†Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.† (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Announces OTAS Award WinnersLakewood Theatre Company Announces OTAS Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts held its annual meeting and OTAS (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) presentation at the Lakewood Center to celebrate the closing of its 62nd season of plays and its 44th annual OTAS Awards. Emcee for the evening was Alan Shearman, a frequent Lakewood stage director and past OTAS award winner and upcoming director of Lakewood's 2015/16 season production of Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride of Death. (more...)

From MAME to BLITHE SPIRIT- Revisit Angela Lansbury's Tony Award-Winning Roles!From MAME to BLITHE SPIRIT- Revisit Angela Lansbury's Tony Award-Winning Roles!
by Sally Henry - Apr 22, 2015

In last week's Olivier Awards- translation, the British version of the Tony Awards, or for film fans, it's the British stage version of the Oscars- an acting legend won the first Olivier of her career, but she's certainly no awards novice. So in celebration of her newest award, take a look back at this acting legend's Tony Award-winning roles! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRITBWW Reviews: Angela Lansbury Triumphs in Heavenly BLITHE SPIRIT
by Jeffrey Walker - Mar 20, 2015

Angela Lansbury has swooped into Washington in Noel Coward's sparkling comedy BLITHE SPIRIT and you owe it to yourself to see it. The production is an embarrassment of riches, with a stellar cast and expert direction by Michael Blakemore. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Kentwood Players Presents MAME, Opening 3/13 at the Westchester PlayhousePHOTO FLASH: Kentwood Players Presents MAME, Opening 3/13 at the Westchester Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Feb 16, 2015

MAME, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning musical, based on the biographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis and subsequent play and film Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a wonderful, warm, and witty narrative enhanced with Jerry Herman's evocative, lively, and sentimental music and lyrics. Bohemian Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living in New York City during the Great Depression. Mame has a collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends and her life is one endless party; that is until her young nephew Patrick "walks into her life." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca RatonPhoto Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Scroll down for a first look at Uggams and the company in action! (more...)

Wick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances TomorrowWick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, this Tony Award-nominated classic is filled with irresistible songs including 'Open a New Window,' 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'If He Walked into My Life.' The book is by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner and More in Virginia Rep's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street, running through January 11, 2014. Mame is based on the novel, Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis with a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and unforgettable music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1966 and starred Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Virginia Rep's MAME Brings 'A Little Christmas' Spirit to RichmondBWW Reviews: Virginia Rep's MAME Brings 'A Little Christmas' Spirit to Richmond
by Bruce Levy - Nov 24, 2014

With themes of unconditional love, family, and hope, Mame makes for a perfect Christmastime musical (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning TonightTony Nominee Emily Skinner Stars in Virginia Rep's MAME, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 21 with a preview tonight, November 20. The show runs through January 11, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Dayton (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Photos from HTC's MAME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton's only professional regional theatre company, launches its 28th season next September with a richly diverse 6-play combination of productions on its Eichelberger Loft Series. 'Selecting the season is one of the hardest, yet most exciting parts of my job,' says Producing Artistic Director Kevin Moore. 'Thanks to a wonderful committee of readers, I am able to hand select just the right shows for our audience. It's a season for everyone, with something old and something new; something funny, and something blue.' BroadwayWorld brings more photos from HTC's MAME below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner to Star in Virginia Rep's MAME This WinterTony Nominee Emily Skinner to Star in Virginia Rep's MAME This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the award-winning musical, Mame, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 21 with a Preview on Thursday, November 20. The show runs through January 11, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes JERRY HERMANBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes JERRY HERMAN
by Don Grigware - Nov 4, 2014

On Sunday November 2, Kritzerland presented its 51st show Put on Your Sunday Clothes, The Songs of Jerry Herman at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal with special guest star Karen Morrow. No surprise that this was an uplifting, thoroughly enjoyable evening of song, for as host Bruce Kimmel stated up front, 'No one brings optimism to Broadway like Jerry Herman.' Fabulous Tom Griep served as musical director at the piano with super songsters David Engel, Valerie Perri, Damon Kirsche, Shannon Warne, Chelsea Emma Franko and 14 year-old Sami Staitman as well as the aforementioned queen of singers Karen Morrow. Singing doesn't get any better than this! (more...)

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