Mame Revival

Opened: June 1, 2006
Closing: July 02, 2006

Mame - 2006 - Washington, DC (Regional) History , Info & More

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

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

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The Wick Kicks Off 10th Season With I LOVE A PIANO! A Rousing Celebration of the Music and Lyrics of Irving Berlin
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 3, 2023

The Wick Theatre opens the 2023-2024 season with a celebration of its 10th anniversary by bringing back to their stage a beloved musical featuring an extravagant array of Irving Berlin's greatest songs. I Love a Piano, directed by D.J. Salisbury.

New Supernatural Horror Film FROM THE SHADOWS Starring Bruce Davison, Keith David & More Available on Vudu This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2023

Get ready for the spine-chilling thrills of 'From The Shadows,' the new supernatural horror film starring Davison, Anduze, and David. Available to watch on Vudu beginning 10/6, this gripping movie will keep you on the edge of your seat. Don't miss out on the supernatural scares and chilling terror - stream 'From The Shadows' today!

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2023

The Drama Book Shop will host an evening with Bernie Ardia as he takes us on a captivating journey through 'At Sea with Patrick Dennis: My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame.'

Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 30, 2023

Check out the lineup of incredible performances at 54 Below this month!

by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 29, 2023

After a wildly successful run in Philadelphia, Cooper Jordan Entertainment is bringing SAW The Musical: The Unauthorized Parody of Saw Off–Broadway this fall.

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2023

Sierra Madre Playhouse to present Cori Cable Kidder's Holiday Spectacular. A 1940s Christmas Revue starring Cori Cable Kidder.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Kick Off The Holidays At Way Off Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2023

Get into the holiday spirit with Way Off Broadway's presentation of A Charlie Brown Christmas. This live stage adaptation of the beloved television classic brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang to life. Don't miss this festive production at Way Off Broadway.

by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2023

LoMotion Live will open their season with the cabaret, TENDERLY:THE SONGS OF ROSEMARY CLOONEY with Susan Speidel and Joseph Regan. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

'At Sea with Patrick Dennis- A Conversation with Bernie Ardia' is Coming to The Drama Bookshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2023

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!

Catherine Tyldesley, Danny Hatchard, and More Join the UK Tour of BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2023

BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL has announced initial casting for the production's first ever UK & Ireland tour in 2024 with tickets on sale now! Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets for a tour stop near you here!

Photos: Charles Busch Celebrates New Memoir With a Release Party
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 18, 2023

Theatre icon Charles Busch has released his new memoir! 'Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy' was released on August 29, 2023. To celebrate the release, Busch held a party at Michael’s New York. Check out photos here!

Wayne Brady & More to be Featured in Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 45th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles has revealed its 2023-2024 Season, which is now in its 45th year.

Broadway Jukebox: Broadway BFFs
by Team BWW - Sep 16, 2023

Hey, old friend. What do you say, old friend? Need a playlist to celebrate good times with your Broadway bestie? We're here to help, with 50 showtunes about friendship.

Hello, Gorgeous: FUNNY GIRL is Produced for the First Time in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 13, 2023

Funny Girl gets a Brazilian production directed by Barchilon, starring Giulia Nadruz and Eriberto Leao as protagonists. With score by J. Styne, and lyrics by B. Merrill, the semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of comedian and Broadway star Fanny Brice, featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

LoMotion Live will open their season with the cabaret, TENDERLY:THE SONGS OF ROSEMARY CLOONEY with Susan Speidel and Joseph Regan. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here!

Dolly Diamond Leads RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL! at the Alex Theatre in March 2024
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Dolly Diamond takes the stage in 'Ruthless the Musical!' in Melbourne next year. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For ANNE FRANK, A MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

After a sold out debut in 2019 (at the Center for Jewish History), Anne Frank, a Musical, returns Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre. Learn more about the cast, and how to get tickets here!

Debra Byrne, Peter Phelps, Genevieve Morris, and More to Join Cast of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES In Melbourne
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2023

Debra Byrne, Peter Phelps, Genevieve Morris, Loredo Malcolm and Bev Killick will join the Melbourne cast of the hit Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles, opening at Arts Centre Melbourne from 9 November.  

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL to Take the Mainstage at The Winter Park Playhouse Beginning This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 9, 2023

The Winter Park Playhouse will continue its 21st season as Central Florida's professional musical theatre with the hit Off-Broadway musical comedy - Ruthless! The Musical!

Feature: 54 DOES 54: THE 54 BELOW STAFF SHOW Returns To 54 Below September 11th
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 6, 2023

The 54 Below staff show is the night that many wait for throughout the year. Well, it's back on September 11th and the 54B team is rarin' to go.

by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2023

Darren Day will join the cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 21 November – 30 December 2023. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets to see Darren Day here!

Interview: Proud Mom Marilu Henner Ever Excited in Making MUSIC & Remembering MEMORIES
by Gil Kaan - Sep 6, 2023

I had the incredible pleasure of talking to Marilu Henner on her upcoming show at the Write-Off Room Music and Memories on September 23, 2023. She completely wowed me with her uncanny detailed memory of her illustrious career. Marilu is only one of twelve people in the world who has hyperthymesia, or in laymen’s terms: total recall memory. Accompanying Marilu on her one-nighter will be musical director Michael Orland on piano.

Review: Toasting The Tony Awards, BACKSTAGE BABBLE Gives 54 Below An Award-Worthy Night
by Rob Lester - Aug 31, 2023

It's never too late to put the spotlight on the Tony Awards and people nominated for them. Read all about it at in the NYC cabaret section.

Interview: Robert Driemeyer of BROADWAY BARFLY at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 30, 2023

On September 6th, Robert Driemeyer and special guest Bianca Marroquin will present a brand new type of cabaret show, one overflowing with mirth, music, and mixology.

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2023

Get ready to laugh your way through the unauthorized parody of the popular horror franchise, Saw. SAW THE MUSICAL: THE UNAUTHORIZED PARODY OF SAW is making its New York debut this September at the New York Theater. Don't miss this hilarious and entertaining musical that brings a comedic twist to the iconic horror series.

DISASTER! The Musical Comes to Surflight
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2023

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the hilarious musical comedy, Disaster!.

Works & Process Presents Houston Grand Opera And URBAN BUSH WOMEN: INTELLIGENCE By Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, And Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023

Works & Process Presents Houston Grand Opera And URBAN BUSH WOMEN: INTELLIGENCE By Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, And Jawole Willa Jo Zollar on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of the Works & Process Fall 2023 Season.

21 Theater Books for Your Fall 2023 Reading List
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2023

We're falling into fall with a great Broadway read! This season, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's fall reading list.

The Way Off Broadway Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023

The 2024 Season marks a landmark for one of the area's most established and respected theatre organizations.  With the opening of Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced on January 19, 2024, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will kick off its Blockbuster 30th Anniversary Season. To celebrate the milestone, WOB's producers have announced a line-up that includes regional premiere productions of some of the newest and biggest name shows to appear on Broadway in recent seasons.

Review: Promising GOOD SHOW! PODCAST LAUNCH CABARET Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 17, 2023

The Good Show! Podcast Launch was a slice of theater nerd heaven, and the Goodmans have a promising future in cabaret.

Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 16, 2023

Kiss Me, Kate! is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack ,with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2023

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2023 Season continues this fall with the Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. 

Darren Day, Hannah-Jane Fox & More Complete the Cast of CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023

Discover the latest additions to the cast of THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, including Darren Day and Hannah-Jane Fox. Find out when and where this highly anticipated production will be held, and secure your tickets to experience this sensational musical firsthand. Don't miss out - book your seats now!

MAME, FALSETTOS & More Set for 42 Street Moon 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

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!

Birdland to Welcome Golden Globe Winner Amanda McBroom in SUCH GOOD FRIENDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 8, 2023

Join Amanda McBroom, the Golden Globe winner, as she takes the stage at BIRDLAND in 'Such Good Friends,' a celebration of female songwriters. Don't miss this limited engagement!

Which Broadway Theatres Have Undergone the Most Dramatic Transformations?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Aug 6, 2023

This time, the reader question was: Which Broadway Theatres Have Undergone the Most Dramatic Transformations?

Isaac Mizrahi, Jason Danieley, Adam Pascal, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 29, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Listen: BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL Releases West End Cast Recording
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2023

The West End Cast Recording of BONNIE & CLYDE THE MUSICAL is now available to download or stream. Listen to the full album here!

Review: RUTHLESS! At Theatre Elision At Elision Playhouse
by Jared Fessler - Jul 26, 2023

What did our critic think of RUTHLESS! at Theatre Elision At Elision Playhouse?

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes to Melbourne in November
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2023

The hit Broadway musical La Cage Aux Folles will open in Melbourne for a strictly limited season at Arts Centre Melbourne from 9 November 2023.

GYPSY Comes to Gretna Theatre Next Week
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2023

Regarded as one of the finest musicals ever written, Gypsy is the unforgettable tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success, as well as her own. With a glorious score featuring some of Broadway’s most iconic numbers, this blockbuster musical shows the ups and downs of show business with passion, humor, and class.

Full Cast Of CLUE Set at STAGES St. Louis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2023

STAGES St. Louis has revealed the full cast of the farcical murder-mystery, Clue - performing July 21 - August 20 at The Ross Family Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center.

World Premiere Of Benjamin Scheuer's A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE Set For Edinburgh Fringe 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2023

Creative Partners Productions and Aria Entertainment will present the World Premiere of A MOUNTAIN FOR ELODIE by internationally renowned musician Benjamin Scheuer at the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 24, 2023

Celebrate Pride at The Musicals at The Actors' Church, Covent Garden in London on Sunday 2nd July at 7pm when Mark Robert Petty Presents... Don't Tell The Bishops: An After-Pride Party At The Actors' Church for an evening celebrating songs from LGBTQ+ Themed Musicals and Classic Pop Songs.

Harlem to Host First Large-Scale Sculpture Exhibition in Spring, 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2023

Harlem will host its first large-scale sculpture exhibition in Spring, 2024. The historic parks Morningside, St. Nicholas, and Jackie Robinson have been selected to be the featured sites for these works.

27 Theater Books for Your Summer 2023 Reading List
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 16, 2023

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 27 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's Summer reading list.

Review: RADIO GOLF at Round House Theatre
by David Friscic - Jun 15, 2023

Golf is a metaphor for “the haves and have nots” in playwright August Wilson’s masterful final play Radio Golf. This challenging play now being presented at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre is directed by Reginald L. Douglas with a finely tuned ear for the cadence of speech and the robust, all-encompassing writing style of August Wilson. 

Lorna Luft to Return to 54 Below This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2023

54 BELOW will welcome back Lorna Luft to share songs and stories from her life in entertainment on October 20 & 21 at 7:00pm.

Mei Ann Teo Joins Ping Chong and Company's New Artistic Leadership Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2023

Ping Chong and Company has named Mei Ann Teo as the fifth member of the organization’s new Artistic Leadership Team, alongside Nile Harris, Jane Jung, Talvin Wilks, and Sara Zatz.

What Are The Smallest Parts to Win Tony Awards?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jun 10, 2023

While the large majority of those who have won Tony Awards for performances on Broadway have put in significant stage time in their roles, there are a few notable exceptions. Who are the artists who impressed Tony voters so much that they won their trophies, even with relatively minimal stage time?



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