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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] (Washington, DC)
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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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



MEET ME IN ST LOUIS Adds Extra Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018

Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents Meet Me In St. Louis. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrea Burns, Carolee Carmello, and the Cast of PAMELA's FIRST MUSICAL Reveal Their First Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

More than 20 years after 'it started with a dream,' Pamela's First Musical will have its world premiere this fall at Two River Theater. The theater launches its 25th Anniversary Season with this long-awaited show, a valentine to the musical theater and a testament to its enduring power. (more...)

BWW Social: Carolee Carmello Takes Over BWW's Instagram For PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Go behind the scenes with Carolee Carmello this Saturday, September 7th as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram to give a behind the scenes look of a two-show performance day. Carmello is currently starring in 'Pamela's First Musical' at Two River Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, opens its 2018/19 season with August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf runs August 30 - September 30, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Incredible Career Opportunities from Classes to Internships to Assistant Producing Jobs in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/6/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

PREFERRED BY DISCREET WOMEN EVERYWHERE Comes to Freshwater Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Freshwater Theatre returns to the Crane Theater with an original comedy by local playwright and Freshwater Co-Artistic Director Ruth Virkus: Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere! (more...)

BWW Interview: Andréa Burns in PAMELAS FIRST MUSICAL at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 4, 2018

Two River Theater opens their 20182019 season with the world premiere of 'Pamela's First Musical.' The show will be on the Red Bank stage from 98 to 1017. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Andrea Burns about her career and her role as Mary Ethel Bernadette in the production. (more...)

New Yiddish Rep Announces Season Of Resistance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is pleased to announce an exhilirating line-up for the 2018-2019 season: "A Season of Resistance". The excitement begins in the Garment District at NYR's new Kamer Theater with The Whore From Ohio (Di Zoyne Fun Ohayo) (Oct 6, 2018) and makes its way to the East Village at The Theater at the 14th Street Y with the much anticipated return of Waiting for Godot in Yiddish (Dec 21, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019) as part of The 14th Street Y's Season of "War and Peace". (more...)

CSC Presents Caryl Churchill Double-Bill BLUE KETTLE & HERE WE GO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler, announced the cast of the first production of its 2018-19 Season: Universe Rushing Apart: Blue Kettle & Here We Go, two one-act plays by Caryl Churchill, directed by Bryn Boice. The production runs November 7-18 at the Black Box Theater, Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College in Wellesley. (more...)

BWW Review: Life Is a Banquet as MTG Presents a Delicious MAME
by Don Grigware - Sep 25, 2018

Jerry Herman's second great triumph following the success of Hello Dolly! was Mame in 1966 and a triumphant Broadway debut for Tony winning Angela Lansbury. Based on Patrick Dennis' memoir of his wildly eccentric aunt, the story lent itself beautifully to Herman's upbeat score. It is rarely revived, and thanks to the Musical Theatre Guild, who do fully staged readings of old or lesser known musicals, we got a lovely presentation on Sunday September 23 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. (more...)

Sally Struthers And Bonnie Milligan Star In Staged Readings Of New Musical OH MY GOD...BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

As part of its Developmental Reading Series, The York Theatre Company presents two-time Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers and Head Over Heels Star Bonnie Milligan in Staged Readings of New Musical Oh My God...Broadway!! (more...)

Brief 9/24: First Look at WICKED's New Stars, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 24, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Jessica Vosk and Ryan McCartan in Wicked, and more! (more...)

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS Return To WOB For Limited Fall Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The Berenstain Bears, everyone's favorite furry family is returning to Way Off Broadway for a fun fall engagement! The Berenstain Bears on Stage! will have a limited run of only four performances - October 13th, 14th, 20th, and 27th. (more...)

BWW Review: MAME at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Sep 24, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild's production of 'Mame' wowed a Sunday evening audience with its broad comedy, Jerry Herman's tuneful score, and winning performances from its cast. The staged reading included full costumes, choreography, and some wonderfully funny moments, thanks to Lewis Wilkenfled's skillful directing. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 24- Happy Birthday, Ben Platt!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2018

Ben Platt originated the title role in 'Dear Evan Hansen' to critical acclaim (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations) and won the 2017 Tony Award for his Broadway performance. Platt was the original Elder Cunningham in the Chicago production of 'The Book of Mormon' and reprised the role on Broadway (dir. Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw). (more...)

BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2018

'Radio Golf' is the tenth and final work of African-American Playwright August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' of plays. This simple, yet representative production by KC Melting Pot Theatre is performed at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals For Goodspeed's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Go inside rehearsals for Goodspeed Musicals' The Drowsy Chaperone. Check out rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf now runs through October 6, 2018, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.  (more...)

VIDEO: Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns and More in Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Pamela's First Musical, a world premiere with a book by Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele at Two River Theatre. Performances continue through Sunday, October 7 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SUMMER CLUB celebrates The Levoy Theatre's 6th Anniversary Gala
by Pati Buehler - Sep 17, 2018

The Levoy Theatre hosts a Fundraising Anniversary Gala honoring patrons and guests from around the Delaware Valley. (more...)

DO40 Presents We're Still Here! To Celebrate It's 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Dancers Over 40 begins the Fall season with We're Still Here! A Song and Dance concert to celebrate it's 25th Anniversary and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Monday, October 15th, 8PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

From Movement Workshops to Script Classes to Costume Design and Producers Jobs to Internships in this Week's BWW Classifieds 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/13/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos of Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns and More in Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Pamela's First Musical, a world premiere with a book by Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele at Two River Theatre. Performances continue through Sunday, October 7 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances
by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

An Evening With Andrea McArdle Comes To Studio City, Palm Springs, And San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

An Evening with Tony Award Nominee Andrea McArdle is set for Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30, The Purple Room in Palm Springs on Friday, October 12, at 8pm, and for Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Saturday, October 13, at 7pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns and More in Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Pamela's First Musical, a world premiere with a book by Wendy Wasserstein and Christopher Durang, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel, directed and choreographed by Graciela Daniele at Two River Theatre. Performances continue through Sunday, October 7 in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. (more...)


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VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Two River's PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL On BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at Pamela's First Musical! Carolee Carmello took over the BWW Instragram this past Saturday, and gave followers a behind the scenes look into the show's first preview performance. Carmello is currently starring in 'Pamela's First Musical' at Two River Theater. Enjoy highlights of her takeover below and to watch all her videos and much, much more: follow BroadwayWorld on Instagram here! (more...)

When Asked About Trump Carole Cook Asks for John Wilkes Booth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

According to The New York Times, 94 year old actress and comedienne Carole Cook was asked by TMZ about the recent incident at Frozen where a Trump banner was pulled from an audience member by cast member Timothy Hughes. Cook reportedly said 'Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him? (more...)

Alice Ripley, Alexandra Silber & More Celebrate Angela Lansbury At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will celebrate of the life and work of legend Angela Lansbury with "The Angela Lansbury Power Playlist LIVE!" on Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Josh Bardier Returns with MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Josh Bardier (Off Broadway:Interview, Host and Creator of Actoria) returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, October 15th at 9:30pm with his latest solo show; Make American Laugh Again. Billed as a love letter to Jerry Herman and a campaign with a sense of humor, Bardier, under the music direction of Jason Wetzel (After Midnight, Radio City), has concocted a perfect night of escapism and comedy that seems necessary during these most curious of times. (more...)

BWW Review: STROKE OF LUCK at El Portal
by Cary Ginell - Oct 6, 2018

What do you do after suffering a debilitating stroke? Write a one-woman show, of course! On December 20, character actress Farley Cadena suffered an ischemic stroke, which left her unable to speak clearly, sing, or read. But she fought back, with this self-penned show helping in her rehabilitation. Cadena includes a number of familiar as well as obscure Broadway songs - with lyrics occasionally tweaked - to help illustrate her dilemma. The result is a moving, frightening, and also hilarious show about resilience and strength of character. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 4, 2018
by - Oct 4, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Sister Act on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Previews will be on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15, 2018. With music by Alan Menken, book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, lyrics by Glenn Slater and additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, this uplifting musical comedy is based on the hit 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. (more...)

Josh Bardier Stars In MAKE AMERICA LAUGH AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Josh Bardier returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday, October 15th at 9:30pm with his latest solo show; Make American Laugh Again. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Sings 'She Used To Be Mine' from WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter to share a video of him performing 'She Used To Be Mine' from WAITRESS, and to express his sadness for not being able to see Nicolette Robison take on the role of Jenna. See the video below! (more...)

Dancers Over 40 Take the Stage In WE'RE STILL HERE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

DANCERS  OVER  40 ...and Friends Presents WE'RE  STILL  HERE! A Song and Dance Concert to Celebrate Dancers Over 40's 25th Anniversary and Broadway Cares/EFA (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Virginia Rep opens Ken Ludwig's holiday whodunit The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays on Friday, November 30 at the Hanover Tavern, the first show of the 2018-19 Hanover Season. This "murderously funny" farce follows Broadway star William Gillette, admired worldwide for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, as he must reprise his role in order to solve the mystery of his own attempted murder during holiday festivities with his castmates. The show runs through January 6, 2019 at the Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at VIRGINIA MUSICAL THEATRE: The Best Of Times Really Is Now In This Absolutely Fabulous Romp
by Brent Deekens - Oct 13, 2018

Plays at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts through October 14th, 2018. (more...)

Dancers Over 40 Announces Program For 'We're Still Here!'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

Dancers Over 40 will present 'WE'RE STILL HERE!', a song and dance concert with performers from the Broadway and Concert stages. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis W. Walter & Mary Robin Roth of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Meadow Brook Theatre Say It's Filled with Laughter and Surprises!
by Katie Laban - Oct 1, 2018

The classic comic face, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesserlring is kicking off Meadow Brook Theatre's 53rd season is opening this week and running through October 28th in Rochester. Two sweet, older ladies who look like they wouldn't hurt a fly have been adding a dash of something special to their elderberry wine - poison. But what happens when their nephew, his fiancee, his uncle (who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt), and a bunch of other colorful characters come to visit? Hysterical chaos, that's what! BroadwayWorld Detroit had chance to talk with director, Travis W. Walter, and Mary Robin Roth, who plays the role of Abby, about the hilarious Arsenic and Old Lace before it opens this week. (more...)

Lakeway Players Announce SHOWTUNE: CELEBRATING THE WORDS & MUSIC OF JERRY HERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Lakeway Players will be presenting  'Showtune: Celebrating the words & music of Jerry Herman', which is a wonderful uplifting musical revue. (more...)

ANNIE Will Open Way Off Broadway's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, will celebrate its 25th Silver Anniversary Season with its upcoming 2018/2019 line-up of shows. Kicking off the season in September will be the family favorite Annie. (more...)

DMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) opens its 2018-19 season to Once Upon a Mattress, with performances running September 13-30, 2018. (more...)

Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co Announce MEET ME IN ST LOUIS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Neglected Musicals in association with Hayes Theatre Co will present MEET ME IN ST LOUIS at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 26 August for a limited number of presentations. Directed by Richard Carroll, based on the heartwarming MGM film, staring Judy Garland, MEET ME IN ST LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World's Fair. Over the course of a year, the family's mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreak. Memorable musical numbers include Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, and Whenever I'm with You. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAME to Open Musical Theatre Guild's 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 23nd Anniversary season with Jerry Herman's classic musical Mame. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Lorna Luft Pens Book About Mother, Judy Garland, and A STAR IS BORN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, has written a new book, A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film That Got Away, which will be released by Running Press Adult on September 18, 2018. (more...)

San Francisco Fringe 2018 Presents 'Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Jamie Brickhouse's award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother directed by Obie Award-winning David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) is his alcoholic odyssey from small-town sissy to louche Manhattanite that's wickedly intoxicating as he hits bottom and discovers he can't escape the all-consuming love of his mother Mama Jean. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, she never has a thought she doesn't speak and unwittingly helps Jamie become an out, proud gay, HIV-positive man in recovery. Darkly comic, you'll cry laughing. (more...)

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