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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 Bruce Glikas - Sep 8, 2021
On September 2, Waitress celebrated its return to Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Anastacia McCleskey was awarded the Legacy Robe.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2020
Australian singer, actor, author, and television personality Helen Reddy has passed away at the age of 78.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2021
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will west coast premiere playwright Sandy Rustin’s adaptation of Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay CLUE September 24, 2021. Prolific director Casey Hushion steers a cast of Jeff Skowron, Heather Ayers, Ted Barton, Mary Birdsong, Sarah Hollis, John Shartzer, Cassie Simone, Harrison White, Rachel McLaughlan, Michael Cavinder, and James Tolbert. Had the opportunity to learn some behind-the-scenes of CLUE and other productions Casey has worked on.
by Gary Naylor - Sep 15, 2021
Escapist, dated nonsense, but such fun and beautifully done.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra dominated the stage and screen in the mid 20th century. But beside and behind these golden gentlemen were a plethora of powerful women who enabled their success. From irreplaceable dance partners to influential lovers, Fred, Gene and Frank did not do it alone.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre begins its eighth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Nunsense, book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin+ with direction by Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by Kailey Rockwell* and choreography by Jenna Schoppe*.
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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 13, 2020
Beth Leavel's concert with Seth Rudetsky is now available On Demand through October 26 on BroadwayWorld Events!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - 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 A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - May 28, 2021
Beth Burrows returns to the stage with Luck Be a Lady, sequel to her critically acclaimed one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Fred Willard has died at age 86 of natural causes.
by Nuria Pedret - May 11, 2021
En el día de su cumpleaños, rendimos homenaje al compositor estadounidense con una selección comentada de sus canciones
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 24, 2021
Six of the most lauded and influential performing artists across the worlds of pop, hip-hop, jazz, musical theater, and classical music will receive honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee in virtual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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, 2021
Randy Rainbow is back with a tribute to a musical superstar. 'This Pride Month's video is a welcomed vacation from politics... Because when your Lord and Savior Barbra Joan Streisand sends you a care package with an advance copy of her new album, it's something to sing about,' he writes. Watch his tribute to Barbra- his  take on 'I'm the Greatest Star' from Funny Girl.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021
The one and only Randy Rainbow hits the road with his new Pink Glasses Tour, making his Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25 at 12 p.m. 
by Stephi Wild - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.
by Linnae Medeiros - 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 Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Jan 26, 2021
Broadway legend Chita Rivera celebrated her 88th birthday on January 23rd. With a stage career spanning over half a century, this triple threat deserves to have her name shouted from every theatre geek’s rooftop. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 23, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with Chita Rivera's birthday celebration! An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received five additional Tony nominations. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit (2015). In 2018, she was awarded a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 17, 2021
On Tuesday, March 9, Dress Circle Publishing will release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Can't wait to get your hands on it? Let BroadwayWorld hold you over with a special sneak peek from a chapter all about The Imperial Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021
On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 4, 2021
In this comedy about love and diplomacy, Sally Adams, the unconventional ‘queen of Washington society’, is appointed US ambassador to the tiny Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg. She’s intent on refusing to shore up that country’s finances with American money. That is, until she meets Cosmo Constantine, the Lichtenburg foreign minister, and finds his charms irresistible.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.