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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



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...)

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...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares A Clip of His Take On 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN!
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter to share a video of him performing the hit single 'Shallow' from the film A Star is Born. Check out Ben going off the deep end (in the best way possible) below! (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...)

2019 Minty Awards Gala Honorees Edward Morand, Comedian Richie Byrne And Wagner College's Richard And Carin Guarasci
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Minty Organization for the Performing Arts, the non-profit which oversees The Minty Awards, has announced honorees for the 6th Minty Awards Dinner Gala to be held Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm at Nicotra's Ballroom, The Hilton Garden Inn. (more...)

BWW Review: Freshwater Theatre's Triptych of Funny, Poignant, Feminist Plays PREFERRED BY DISCREET WOMEN EVERYWHERE Takes Place in a Women's Bathroom
by Jill Schafer - Oct 25, 2018

This fall, Freshwater Theatre is featuring new work by women artists, and they couldn't have picked a better time. In rep with a short play festival called 'The Feminine Surcharge,' they're presenting a collection of three short plays set in a women's bathroom. A place where many of us spend a considerable amount of time. While my visits to the restroom are usually less dramatic than these, it certainly is a place for drama, for strangers coming together, for friends having intimate conversations, for women hiding from undesirable people or events outside the bathroom door (true confession: I've been known to spend a longer time than necessary in the bathroom when events are awkward or boring or uncomfortable). Ruth Virkus' three plays under the title PREFERRED BY DISCREET WOMEN EVERYWHERE  explore these ideas. The result is funny and real and poignant, and feminist. An all-female cast and creative team shouldn't be as rare and novel as it is, but you can witness it now through October 28 at the Crane Theater in Northeast Minneapolis. (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne Presents Morning Melodies 2019 Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

After yet another hugely successful year of the much-loved Arts Centre Melbourne Morning Melodies concerts, the 2019 program will dazzle audiences with a stellar line-up of musical theatre, opera, jazz and dance artists. This coming year, the feel-good one hour concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will celebrate our very own Australian performers, including Rhonda Burchmore, Rachael Beck, Michael Cormick and Rohan Browne. (more...)

McKechnie, Lopez, & More Join WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: THE MUSIC & MEMORIES OF DON PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Tony Award winning maestro Don Pippin will celebrate his sixty plus years on Broadway with the intimate musical revue, WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: THE MUSIC & MEMORIES OF DON PIPPIN, at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, at 7:00pm. (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...)

Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Company Continues 66th Season With INHERIT THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season of live theatre with Inherit the Wind, an enduring courtroom drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Auntie Mame, The First Monday in October). Based on the real-life 1925 Tennessee case known as the Scopes "monkey" trial, two famed attorneys, based on William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, go head to head in a small town courtroom. In an era where politicians and community leaders still clash over the separation of church and state in the classroom, this timely production shows us what can happen when courage takes the stand. (more...)

Lorna Luft, Peter LaPrade, Ann Hampton Callaway, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Celebrates The Holiday Season With SILVER BELLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Frederick's only year-round producing theatre, is not only in the midst of it 25th Silver Anniversary Season but it is planning to celebrate its 25th Christmas show with the brand new musical Silver Bells. (more...)

BWW TV: The New Boy in Town- Mark William Gets Ready for 'Come Croon With Me' Solo Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2018

On Wednesday, November 14 (7PM), Mark William will make his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of "Come Croon With Me." Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performs a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his sophisticated approach, he glides from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40 Presents We're Still Here! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

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

Exclusive Preview Performance Introduces Barter TheatreÂąs 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Barter Theatre officials announced today its 2019 season lineup during an exclusive event highlighting select excerpts from various upcoming productions. The event included the details of 16 diverse shows planned for 2019 with the theme of Love, Laughter, and Passion. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/16: AIN'T TOO PROUD Opens in Toronto, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Ain't Too Proud opens its pre-Broadway run in Toronto tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, October 16- Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2018

Angela Lansbury has enjoyed a career without precedent. Her professional career spans more than half-a-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical star, and most recently as the star of 'Murder, She Wrote,' the longest running detective drama series in the history of television. (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...)

Chad Austin To Direct SKYSCRAPER Revival In May 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Regeneration Theatre announces a fully staged revival of the infamous 1960s musical SKYSCRAPER will play Urbanstages' Theatre at 30th Street in May 2019, directed and choreographed by Chad Austin, the newly announced Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre. This will be the 2nd show in Regeneration Theatre's 2018-19 season, following on from the currently running production of SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS by Tennessee Williams at 13th Street Repertory Theatre until Nov 11, 2018. (more...)

WINTER SHORTS 2018 - A Jolly Program Of New Short Plays That Celebrate The Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present WINTER SHORTS, America's Short Play Winter Festival. WINTER SHORTS, the festive version of City Theatre's renowned Summer Shorts: America's Short Play Festival, runs from December 6-23 in the Arsht Center's intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), under the direction of City Theatre Artistic Director Margaret M. Ledford. (more...)

Classic comedy AUNTIE MAME to Showcase Array of Pittsburgh Talent
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, 'Burgh Vivant will present a staged reading of the classic comedy play Auntie Mame, featuring 2013 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Performer of the Year Daina Griffith in the title role.  The evening will benefit 'Burgh Vivant's mission to promote arts and culture in Pittsburgh.  (more...)

Jazzy WIZARD OF OZ At Harlem Rep Extends Thru June 8, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

'The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages,' presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through June 8, 2019 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended six times. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards; THE THESPIAN RADIO HOUR Leads Best Play!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares His Take on The Beatles' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter yesterday to share his take on the Beatles' classic 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' (more...)

BWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Peter Nason - Nov 23, 2018

It will tap its way into your heart. (more...)

PSO Holiday POPS! Celebrates with Music from ELF, Carol Sing-Along and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

On Saturday, December 15, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Holiday POPS! concert celebrates the season with the Princeton High School Choir at 3 pm and 6 pm performances led by Music Director Rossen Milanov at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University Campus. The festive program includes John Debney's suite from the movie Elf, Jerry Herman's "We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame (sung by choir member Danielle Danis), Felix Mendelssohn's Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride, a waltz by Johann Strauss Jr., and more. Of course, everyone is invited to join in as Maestro Milanov leads the carol sing-along! (more...)


by BWW Staff - Nov 19, 2018

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Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Cast And Creative Of ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse announce the cast and creative team of Elf The Musical, on stage November 28 - December 16 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mark William Brings COME CROON WITH ME to Green Room 42
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 15, 2018

Just last night, Mark William made his solo nightclub debut at The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of 'Come Croon With Me.' Putting his own unique, youthful spin on golden age crooner styling, Mark performed a collection of classic tunes from Broadway and The Great American Songbook. With his sophisticated approach, he glided from Jerry Herman to Peter Allen to Henry Mancini with charismatic ease and a spring in his step. (more...)

THE GREAT ELF ADVENTURE Returns To Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In 2015, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre added a new holiday production to its Children's Theatre collection with the world premiere of its original musical comedy The Great Elf Adventure. Over the years, many adaptations of holiday stories have appeared on the WOB stage including Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree, Frosty the Snowman, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Clara and the Nutcracker Prince. The Great Elf Adventure is based on one of the most popular characters to appear at the theatre, Jingles the Elf.     (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Brings JUST IN TIME:THE SONGS OF BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

After a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep, a string of high profile performances at acclaimed jazz club Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles and an exclusive engagement onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape,  PERRY LAYLON OJEDA brings his solo act: JUST IN TIME: The Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City on April 4th 2019 at 9:30pm. Book your tickets NOW by clicking HERE! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs CAROLS AT THE HOUSE Is A Joyous Celebration Of The Season
by Jade Kops - Dec 8, 2018

Featuring Kerrie Anne Greenland and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, CAROLS AT THE HOUSE brings together Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' Chamber Singers, VOX choir, Symphony Chorus and the special Christmas Choir with the Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra to deliver a delightful festive fare. (more...)

Tracie Bennett To Play Title Role In MAME at Hope Mill Theatre Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester are delighted to announce Hope Aria Productions' 2019 Season. The Season will open on 2 March with the UK premiere of a new version of the Stephen Schwartz musical RAGS. From 27 September, Tracie Bennett will star in the title role in Jerry Herman's much loved musical Mame, and the season will be completed by a new musical, THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, from 22 November. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Palm Springs Awards; ROMANCE ROMANCE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Set Sail For Laughter With GILLIGAN'S ISLAND - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Audiences at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre will once again have the chance to see some of their favorite characters come to life on the stage as the theatre sets sail for laughter as it presents the area premiere of Gilligan's Island - The Musical. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Palm Springs Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Andrea McArdle And Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim And Hamlisch At Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.). (more...)

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