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Call Me Madam - 1950 - Broadway

Sall Adams, the famous Washington D.C. party-giver, is named Madam Ambassador to fictional Lichtenburg, where romance blossoms.

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Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
Michael Colby and Paul Katz, the creative team behind Tales of Tinseltown, have another Hollywood musical in the offing. On Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm, The Green Room 42 presents Slay It With Music In Concert a?" to benefit International Rescue Committee. The original musical, acclaimed in both London and off-Broadway, is an ode to Grande Dame Guignol, the genre of 1960s horror movies in which stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made screen comebacks, in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and Psycho. It's a sharp way to cap off Halloween weekend, promising laughs, thrills and chills. The Green Room 42 is on the 4th Floor of YOTEL at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue. The concert version features an all-star cast, directed by Charles Repole with musical direction by Phil Reno. Tickets range between $22.50 and $62.50, and are available now online at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyo4vhn. There is no minimum required at GR42.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Tony Award winner and five-time Tony nominee Laura Benanti shares the SOPAC stage with the vocalist who most influenced her life and future career -- her mother, Linda Benanti -- in Laura & Linda Benanti: The Story Goes On, a touching and humorous musical journey through the special relationship between a mother and daughter.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
Australian singer, actor, author, and television personality Helen Reddy has passed away at the age of 78.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019
This is one Tennessee Williams woman you won't soon forget. Marisa Tomei plays Serafina, a widow who rekindles her desire for love, lust and life in the arms of a fiery suitor. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Returning to the Gatehouse with another classic musical rarely seen in London, Mark Giesser steps back into the director's chair for his new production of Once Upon A Mattress, the first musical by Mary Rodgers, daughter of legendary musical composer Richard Rodgers. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy-tale The Princess and the Pea opened on Broadway in 1959, where it was nominated for a Tony, and revived starring Sarah Jessica Parker in 1996.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Jason Gotay has joined New York City Center's Gala Presentation of Evita, November 13 - 24. Gotay will bring to life Che Guevara.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Tommy Rall, a film and stage veteran known for MGM musicals such as Kiss Me Kate and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, has passed away at age 90 of congestive heart failure. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces preliminary casting and additional programming for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 31, 2019
You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about the Legacy Robe. We've put together a guide to let you know all about the history behind the ritual of the robe and to give you a glimpse inside what the ceremony is like. Check it all out!
by Jim Munson - Oct 25, 2019
Ray of Light's (ROL's) production of The Rocky Horror Show filled me with hope for the youth of America. Lest that sound a bit strange, allow me to explain. Yes, ROL's a?oeRockya?? delivers in spades on the sexy entertainment value of this transgressive, go-for-broke show. But a?" it is also grounded in layers and layers of queer showbiz history even though it is presented by performers and designers who are way too young to have been around for the real thing. Taking the written-in-the-1970s-but-set-in-the-1950s show as its starting point, this production adds loopy gay cultural references from the 1930s right up to the present day - as if concocted by some crazed drag queen and thrown into a blender to see if it will explode. Surprisingly, it never does and it somehow all works.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre continue its 25th Anniversary Season with its a?oelosta?? musicals in staged concert series Porchlight Revisits. Porchlight Revisits Call Me Madam, with book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin stars Donica Lynn as the titular socialite presented for three performances Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces final casting for the 31st Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2020
Today's top stories: Lincoln Center sets a fall return for Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel, first look at First Date with Samantha Barks & Simon Lipkin, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2020
Today's top stories: A Christmas Carol will tour and return to Broadway in 2021, Lin-Manuel Miranda and original Hamilton cast members will reunite for a fundraiser for Biden, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes, Aaron Tveit, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Beth Leavel's concert with Seth Rudetsky is now available On Demand through October 26 on BroadwayWorld Events!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Americans were listening to 'Goodnight, Irene' and Bing and Gary Crosby's interpretation of a 1914 song by Irving Berlin, 'Play a Simple Melody.' And Berlin's new musical, Call Me Madam, was opening at New York's Imperial Theater with an advance of over one million dollars, by far the largest in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will kick-off this year's Festival of New Musicals at The Green Room 42 (at the Yotel, 570 10th Ave) with The 46th Minute concert on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 PM.  This concert is open to the public and tickets starting at $22, can be purchased by visiting TheGreenRoom42.poptix.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical have today confirmed that unfortunately due to personal circumstances Kelley Abbey is unable to continue in her role as Mrs Wilkinson and has had to withdraw from the production.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre continue its 25th Anniversary Season with its 'lost' musicals in staged concert series Porchlight Revisits. Porchlight Revisits Call Me Madam, with book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin stars Donica Lynn as the titular socialite presented for three performances Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
by Greer Firestone - Nov 15, 2019
What has Sandy Robbins accomplished in two decades at UD? Our state has a theatre group equal to The Guthrie in Minneapolis, the Arena Stage in DC and the McCarter Stage in Princeton, among others; venues renown as the greatest of American performance stages.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Chita Rivera's two shows at Club Helsinki Saturday, November 16, 2019, have been cancelled. On doctors' orders, and as a result of an infection, Ms. Rivera must have bed rest for the next several weeks.  A new date for the shows will be announced soon.
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2019
On Thursday night, November 7, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical celebrated opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Katie Webber was awarded the Legacy Robe from Moulin Rouge recipient Bahiyah Hibah.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Fred Willard has died at age 86 of natural causes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Variety reports that 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' and 'Bring it On' Broadway star Jason Gotay has joined the cast of the upcoming HBO Max reboot of 'Gossip Girl.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Pianist and entertainer Joe Stilgoe has performed his new shed duet with West End star, Hadley Fraser. Together, they sing Irving Berlin's, 'You're Just In Love', which was first performed in Call Me Madam by Ethel Merman and Russell Nype.
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has shared a flashback installment of its Humanitarian Symposium Series taking an inside look at the work of The Great Ziegfeld.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2020
Tony winner Donna McKechnie will take the airwaves with Richard Skipper through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook AND YouTube for Project ALS June 15th at 5PM ET.
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2019
On Thursday night, July 25, Moulin Rouge celebrated opening night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Bahiyah Hibah was awarded the Legacy Robe from Beetlejuice recipient Jill Abramovitz.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is returning to New York in a special concert presentation from Manhattan Concert Productions on February 17th at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall! In celebration of the highly-anticipated production, we're giving you a guide to the star-studded cast, including Noah Galvin, Alex Newell, Jessica Vosk, Andy Karl, and so many more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020
Today's top stories: Grand Horizons officially opens tonight, and more!
by Walter McBride - Jan 2, 2020
As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back on some of the most memorable performances of the year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with New York musical theatre and cabaret star Klea Blackhurst as she returns to Drury Lane for her Cabaret Room debut in For the Love of Broadway: An Evening with Klea Blackhurst. For the Love of Broadway runs for two performances: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm in Drury Lane's elegant and intimate Cabaret Room located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2020
Friends and admirers of Irving Berlin from New York's theater community--continuing a tradition they began back while Berlin was alive--recently gathered at his former home in New York City to remember him in song. They sang such Berlin classics as 'God Bless America,' 'White Christmas,' and 'Always,' complete with rarely heard verses. Berlin (1888-1989) composed the scores for 18 Broadway shows and 19 films. He wrote more standards and made more money than any of his colleagues in the Golden Aged of American Popular Music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Once Upon a Mattress opens Upstairs at the Gatehouse in March 2020. Returning to the Gatehouse with another classic musical rarely seen in London, Mark Giesser steps back into the director's chair for his new production of Once Upon A Mattress, the first musical by Mary Rodgers, daughter of legendary musical composer Richard Rodgers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019
On November 7, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical celebrated opening night at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Katie Webber was awarded the Legacy Robe from Moulin Rouge recipient Bahiyah Hibah.
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2019
As we reflect on 2019, we're taking a look back on the people who received the Legacy Robe this year! From Beetlejuice to Moulin Rouge, Tina to Ain't Too Proud, and many more, relive the magic of the Broadway Legacy Robe with photos from the 2019 ceremonies below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Ken LeRoy recently passed away at age 92. No other details of his death are known at this time.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA in a unique solo concert event, coming to the Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, November 16th for 2 shows at 7pm and 930pm. The incomparable Tony Award winner will recreate signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from West Side Story; Sweet Charity; Chicago; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Bye, Bye, Birdie; The Rink and The Visit. In addition to a special tribute to her dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb, the timeless music of Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim will also be featured, accompanied by her long-time trio.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of André Bishop, has announced it will produce a new musical during its 2019-2020 season. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will feature choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and will begin previews March 12, 2020 and open on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton and Tony Yazbeck will head the cast with additional casting to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
The Muny has announced that Broadway talents and Muny audience favorites Mikaela Bennett and Jason Gotay will headline the eighth installment of its off-season concert series, Muny Magic at The Sheldon, November 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen.