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'At Sea with Patrick Dennis- A Conversation with Bernie Ardia' is Coming to The Drama Bookshop

Join Bernie Ardia at The Drama Bookshop on October 10 at 7:30 pm as he recounts the hilarious and outlandish escapades of friends Patrick Dennis, Walter Healy, and Robert Karr in Mexico. Get your tickets now!

MAME, FALSETTOS & More Set for 42 Street Moon 2023-24 Season

Explore the upcoming 2023-24 season at 42nd Street Moon! Get all the details about the highly anticipated lineup, including beloved classics like MAME and FALSETTOS, and more. Don't miss out on this exciting season of theater magic!

Douglas Sills, Kara Lindsay, Beth Malone & More to Star in GENIUS: A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY Staged Reading

Ogunquit Playhouse will present a staged reading of GENIUS: A New Musical Comedy, which will be held on Friday, May 19.

Summer Movies At Sarasota Opera House To Begin May 12, 2023

Sarasota Opera has announced the lineup for the 2023 Summer Classic Movies at the Opera House. The Classic Movies at the Opera House series featuring many beloved movies will open on Friday, May 12th at 7:30 pm with 2001: A Space Odyssey. Throughout the summer and into the fall, featured movies will include films ranging from the 1930's to the 1990's. Tickets will be $12 and will go on sale starting on Wednesday, May 3. Additional movie titles are detailed below.  

HEATHERS, BONNIE & CLYDE, and More Set For Naples' TheatreZone 2023-2024 Season

Love stories from the comic to the edgy with music ranging from rockabilly to show tunes are in the lineup of TheatreZone's musicals for 2023-2024.

Robert Karr to Release Memoir AT SEA WITH PATRICK DENNIS in May

On May 18, 2023, Patrick Dennis - the creator of Auntie Mame - would have celebrated his 102nd birthday. What better way to mark this auspicious occasion than with the release of Robert Karr's new book At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame.

Playwrights Horizons Extends World Premiere of CORSICANA

Playwrights Horizons has extended Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, one week, to July 17, due to popular demand. The world premiere production opened Wednesday, June 22.

Playwrights Horizons to Present the World Premiere of Will Arbery's CORSICANA

Playwrights Horizons will present Will Arbery’s Corsicana, directed by Sam Gold, June 2–July 10 (opening June 22) in the Mainstage Theater. In Corsicana, a small city in Texas, a woman with Down syndrome named Ginny and her half-brother Christopher are unmoored in the wake of their mother’s death.

BWW Feature: Dorian Woodruff - The Complete Aesthete

Dorian Woodruff opens STUDIO MUSICIAN: THE MUSIC OF MANILOW November 5th for a four-night run at Pangea

BWW Previews: AUNTIE at Script2Stage2Screen

Script2Stage2Screen (S2S2S) kicks off their 2021-22 season with a staged reading of Auntie October 22 and 23.  The dramedy centers around Patrick Dennis’s Auntie Marion who claims that she was the inspiration for his most famous work, Auntie Mame, even though he consistently denies it.

UN DÍA COMO HOY: MAME se estrenaba en Broadway

La obra se estrenó con Angela Lansbury y Bea Arthur en el Winter Garden Theatre en 1966

MAME Starring Lucille Ball, PRIVATE LIVES, and More Holiday Classics Available to Stream in December

Get your holiday theater fix this season, with the streaming premiere of Peter Rothestein's All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on December 15th. Cozy up with other holiday favorites, including Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, The Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker, Goes Wrong Show: The Spirit of Christmas and more.

Bucks County Playhouse Cancels 2020 Summer Season; Announces 2020 Subscriptions to be Used in 2021

In response to the continuing coronavirus pandemic and with the knowledge that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's reopening of Southeastern Pennsylvania is still pending, the historic Bucks County Playhouse has announced it will cancel its 2020 Summer Season.

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Playwright and Actor Charles Busch!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-nominated director and actor Charles Busch about the soundtrack to the 1983 film 'Yentl.' They also discuss Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Linda Lavin, Julie Halston, Patrick Dennis, 'Mame,' Michael Tanner, Tom Judson, Dick Gallagher, Lucie Arnaz, Lorna Luft, Michael Vollbracht, 'The Women,' Carl Andress, Lynne Meadow, Tony Roberts, Paul Newman, Sasha Velour, Bianca Del Rio, Stephen Sondheim, and Michele Lee. Charles talks about his career in and out of drag, as well as the difference between downtown and mainstream theater. Charles is the author of a number of fabulous plays, many of which he starred in, including 'Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,' 'Psycho Beach Party,' and his most recent, 'The Confession of Lily Dare.' His 2000 hit play, 'The Tale of the Allergist's Wife,' ran on Broadway and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

Musical Theatre West Presents Jerry Herman's MAME

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman's musical masterpiece Mame to Southern California for a three-week run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27 a?" April 12.  Based on the novel, Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Mame lavishly delivers one of theater's all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion.  Tickets are available at, by calling (562) 856-1999, or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20.


Auntie Mame not to be confused with Mame the popular musical version tells the story of the life of Mame Dennis and her orphaned nephew Patrick over the course of 18 years of time. Mame Dennis a swinging and very progressive woman with a zest/zeal for the finer things in life is left to be the guardian of her late brothers young boy. Teaching the boy about the finer things in life and a laundry list of new vocabulary Mame leaves nothing to the imagination for this young boy to be brought up in a world unlike that of which he's known. The script by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is based on the novel by Patrick Dennis; which lends itself to some funny, touching, and endearing moments.

ANNE FRANK, A Musical Opens Off-Broadway This September

The cast of 'ANNE FRANK, a musical', based on Anne Frank's life will feature 12 artists on stage to recreate Anne Frank's life filled with the touching music and lyrics written by Jean Pierre Hadida. This production marks the U.S Off-Broadway Premiere of this successful French musical which will be performed for the first time in English (adapted by Dylan Hadida). Directed and produced by David Serero, this new Off-Broadway production will take place at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street New York 10016), originally produced by Francine Disegni for Broadway Mad Production, Simon & Michal Kalfon.


La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final show of its season, Laurie Veldheer as "Belle" and Todd Adamson as "The Beast" starring in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, musical direction by Darryl Archibald, choreography by Robbie Roby and direction by Michael Heitzman.

Musical Theatre West Announces 2019-2020 Season

Musical Theatre West (MTW) returns to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center with a line-up of West Coast regional premieres, Tony Award -winning classics, and a new family favorite, opening with the West Coast regional theater premiere of Something Rotten! (October 18 November 3, 2019); Ragtime (February 7 - 23, 2020); Mame (March 27 - April 12, 2020); and the West Coast Regional Premiere of Treasure Island (July 10 - 26, 2020).

New 2019 Musical Season From Pint Of Wine Theatre Includes QUEEN OF THE MIST and MAME

Pint of Wine Theatre Company, an innovative theatre company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented, is excited to announce its full 2019 season: the UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist in April at the Jack Studio Theatre, a full production of the iconic Mame in December at the Cockpit Theatre, a new song and dance production with multi-disciplinary artist Lemington Ridley in the Autumn and a four night cabaret festival in June at the Bussey Building.


Patrick Dennis has written 2 shows including Little Me (Source Material), Mame (Source Material).

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