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Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis


Based on the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” So says the aunt we all wished we had, Auntie Mame. This adored character of theatrical literature comes to the Lyric stage for the first time in Jerry Herman’s delightful musical “Mame.” Join Mame as she leads her young nephew Patrick through life in New York during the depression era; traveling and growing into a young man as Mame struggles to be a fit mother. Andrea Huber (Desireé Armfeldt from “A Little Night Music”) will be our Mame and Leigh Scarritt (Aunt Alicia from “Gigi”) is featured as her actress friend, Vera Charles. “Mame” features a great score including “Open A New Window,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” “You’re My Best Girl,” “Bosom Buddies,” and of course the title song, “Mame.” Don’t miss this family treat


Broadway AM Report, 5/31/2016 - Jane Krakowski, CHARLIE BROWN and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 31, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski is getting a portrait at Sardi's today, plus the company of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN celebrates its opening night at the York Theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Mame', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Mame', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

VIDEO: MAME's 1983 Young Patrick, Rosh Lowe, Honors Angela Lansbury at Sardi's
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The young star who made his Broadway debut opposite the great theatre legend is now a television news reporter. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/16- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Bobby Smith Transform Into Zaza for Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Signature Theatre will soon stage La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. With an iconic score by Jerry Herman(Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy will run from May 31 - July 10 inSignature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six acutely original, new works reflectin contemporary issues from the South/North Korean divide to institutionalized racial oppression. The plays are united by the struggles the mostly young protagonists grapple with, and by each emerging playwright's highly imaginative and poetic approach. (more...)

freeFall Announces Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?freeFall's upcoming production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opens June 18 and runs through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic contemporary musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. A chance meeting between Clara and a handsome young Florentine sets both of their hearts ablaze. As Margaret attempts to shield their daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

Tony Winner Christine Baranski to Lead GOOD WIFE Spinoff on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Christine Baranski will lead a new spinoff series of CBS's acclaimed drama THE GOOD WIFE, which ended its seven-season run on May 8th (more...)

2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival to be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Playwrights Foundation's 39th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) will open July 15, 2016 featuring staged readings of six intensely original new works reflecting contemporary issues from the South/North Korean divide to institutionalized racial oppression. The plays are united by the struggles the mostly young protagonists grapple with, and by each emerging playwright's highly imaginative and poetic approach. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE GLORIOUS OLD TIME MUSIC HALL at Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

A MIXTURE of song, dance, comedy, variety acts and audience participation is taking over Limelight Theatre this June. Directed by Shelley McGinn, The Glorious Old Time Music Hall is a celebration of British musical theatre - similar to American vaudeville, it started in the 1850s and was popular for the next 100 years. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/16- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh Sets 2016 SummerFest Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Strong women are in the spotlight as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh announces its 2016 SummerFest season of opera, musical theater, concerts and cabarets, June 22-July 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bobby Smith, Brent Barrett & More in Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Signature Theatre presents La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George). With an iconic score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring 'I Am What I Am' and 'The Best of Times,' and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy runs through July 10 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Signature Theatre presents La Cage aux Folles, directed and choreographed by Signature Associate Artistic DirectorMatthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George). With an iconic score by Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly; Mame), featuring "I Am What I Am" and "The Best of Times," and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies), this musical comedy runs through July 10 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Watch highlights below! (more...)

freeFall's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

freeFall's upcoming production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA opens June 18 and runs through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to not only consider Clara's future, but her own deep-seated hopes and regrets as well. As Margaret attempts to shield her daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016
by Jade Kops - Jun 7, 2016

COMING SOON: Hayes Theatre Company's Second Half Of 2016 (more...)

LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) with Trevor Ashley Set for Hayes Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

There is no doubt about it.  Liza Minnelli is a true Broadway legend.  However, her appearances on the musical stage have been few and far between, and she's only ever sung in a couple of true movie musicals… (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present DREAMGIRLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Dreamgirls on June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Angela Lansbury may soon make a return to Broadway. (more...)

OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN Set for Alma Theater, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park and the Musical Theater Project have come together to present Open A New Window: The Songs of Jerry Herman on July 21 in the Alma Theater. This event is hosted by The Musical Theater Project's Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier featuring Caitlin Hyland and Joe Monaghan. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Skylight Music Theatre today announced the lead performers and creative team for the Tony Award-winning musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage). Skylight's production runs November 18 through December 23 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Gordon Connell, BIG RIVER's Original Mark Twain, Dies at 93
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

A frequent performer on and off Broadway, Connell was married to actress Jane Connell. (more...)

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy Garland
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2016

It's been 77 years since Judy Garland made Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' forever famous. Just last night, her daughter, Lorna Luft, brought the beloved song back to life (something she has never done before now) at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a moving tribute to Stonewall, Orlando, and of course, her late mother. Check out the entire, emotional performance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2016

After several sold-out Feinstein's/54 Below engagements, Lorna Luft returns with a brand new show to celebrate Pride Week in NYC! The evening will be a celebration of what it means to be proud. Join Lorna Luft as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind New York City Pride and what it means to her while also dedicating her show to everyone who has pride in themselves. This is a show for all ages, shapes, and sizes and is a true celebration of who we all are, Lorna- style! (more...)

HB Studio to Host Helen Gallagher's 90th Birthday Celebration, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, will honor cherished Broadway, film and television actress Helen Gallagher on Monday, July 18th for her 90th Birthday in a musical celebration benefiting the HB Studio Scholarship Fund. (more...)

3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre production company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance have come together to host Cabaret for a Cause on Saturday, June 25th at Way Off Broadway. The charity event is to benefit the Bald Ballerina. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the full cast and creative team for THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, the Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, directed by Will Pomerantz. The production will run June 28 - July 24. (more...)

freeFall's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Extends Through 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

freeFall's production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is currently open and has been extended through July 17. This lush, deeply romantic musical follows Margaret and her daughter Clara on their visit to Florence in the summer of 1953. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to not only consider Clara's future, but her own deep-seated hopes and regrets as well. As Margaret attempts to shield her daughter from the outside world we become aware that all is not as it seems, and we are left to ponder the nature of love, desire, regret, and ultimately the beauty of life. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 19, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Al(exandra) Silber's Casual Monday, The Broadway Princess Party feat. Laura Osnes, Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week, and Anything But Love the Musical in Concert. (more...)

Witti Repartee to Host Birthday Fundraiser, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Following on the heels of last January's fundraiser for Iris House, Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds and Bachelorettes 3,New York City's hardest working philanthropist drag queen announces Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, a benefit for Cycle for the Cause, to be held at Rockbar (185 Christopher Street) on July 16, 2016. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

             Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.  On their way, they meet the Lady of the Lake, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

Virginia Rep's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS to Open Next Week at Hanover Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs on Friday, July 15 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Adds to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's  Board of Directors welcomes several new leaders while saying thank you to a number of retiring board members. Shaleen Devgun, Susan May, Scott Murphy and Kim Ritzow will fill vacancies created by retiring board members Darwin Copeman, Mame Heaney, Jim Johnson, Karen Laws and Robert Di Renzo. (more...)

The Red Letter Society to Present THE ABORTION CHRONICLES as Part of Minnesota Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Red Letter Society, a new collective comprised of Fringe vets and frequent collaborators Ariel Leaf, Ruth Virkus and Ben Layne, presents The Abortion Chronicles, a new work of personal stories from Minnesotans of all walks of life, sharing their experience with abortion in their lives. (more...)

The Making of America's Musical- 1776: The Story Behind the Story
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 4, 2016

As America celebrates its 240th Birthday today, let's talk about what is probably one of the greatest musicals ever written, and it only came about 46 years before Hamilton. 1776 dramatizes the story of how John Adams was able to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence as well as signing the Declaration of Independence. While the musical does dramatize the most important event in American history, the story behind the musical is probably just as interesting. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2016
by - Jul 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Curtis, From 'Dell Dude' to 'Connor Stephens'
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Ben Curtis talks about his role in 'The Crusade of Connor Stephens' as well as some upcoming musical gigs. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic Mame, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Opening Tonight at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre celebrates the opening of Brighton Beach Memoirs tonight, July 15, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DREAMGIRLS at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre's DREAMGIRLS opened June 24 at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The production runs through August 7, 2016. With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book byTom Eyen, this megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

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