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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



Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Anita Gilette, Leslie Uggams, and More Head to Pittsburgh CLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO has amassed an impressive lineup of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans to bring the 2018 Summer Season to life June-August. The organization's core mission to produce shows locally helps to employ artists each year from Pittsburgh and across the country. (more...)

Cast Announced For FreeFall's THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

What happens when you put four musical theatre actors together and have them tell the same classic melodrama (I can't pay the rent!!) as scored by musical theatre heavyweights Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Kander & Ebb and Rodgers & Hammerstein? You get the hilarious musical comedy spoof, THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL!! (more...)

RUTHLESS! The Stage Mother Of All Musical Comedies Comes to City Theatre Austin
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

The summer forecast calls for wild fun, over the top laughs, and "take no prisoners" comedyÂ…and it's all thanks to the mother and daughter, song and dance, team of Tina and Judy Denmark. In June, The City Theatre Company is thrilled to present the award-winning, off-Broadway triumph Ruthless! The Musical, where no dream too big - or back too small to stab - can stop you from becoming a star. (more...)

The Sun's on its Way Out at the Muny with the Complete Cast and Creative of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 -25.  (more...)

STAGE LIFE to Premiere Off-Broadway Starring Brittney Lee Hamilton, Judy McLane, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Creative Arts Lab presents STAGE LIFE, a rousing celebration of lives well-lived in and around the Theatre - The work, the art, the passion, the craziness and the joy, conceived and adapted by Martin Tackel. (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Leads the Cast of North Shore's MAME
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2018

Mame starring Paige Davis is now playing at North Shore Music Theatre thru June 17, 2018. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: MAME at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jun 7, 2018

The classic Musical 'Mame' opened the 2018 season last night at NSMT. The Musical by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, with Lyrics by Jerry Herman, and based on the book by Patrick Dennis, is a 1966 Musical Theatre warhorse that has starred such luminaries as, Rosalind Russell, Angela Landsbury, and even Lucille Ball, in the ill-fated 1970's movie. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month With De Lesseps, Cook, Rozelle, And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates LGBTQ Pride with an exciting lineup featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway, cabaret, pop charts and beyond. A fabulous Pride-themed cocktail menu will feature daily specialty beverages, with proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paige Davis Stars in MAME at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Mame starring Paige Davis is now playing at North Shore Music Theatre thru June 17, 2018. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Court Theatre opens 64th Season with August Wilson's RADIO GOLF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, 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.  (more...)

BWW Interview: THE SHOW GOES ON! Broadway,Television And Screen Icon Kaye Ballard Talks About Her New Documentary Film And More
by David Green - Jun 4, 2018

On May 20, The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs previewed an incredible new documentary, 'The Show Goes On', about the life and career of Broadway, Film and Television Icon Kaye Ballard to a 'more than full house'. In fact, two theatres were opened for the screening since demand far exceeded the number of seats in the main house. With her typically self-deprecating humor, Ms. Ballard proclaims herself 'The Greatest Star You Hardly Knew', and the beautifully constructed 90 minute film details her extraordinary accomplishments from Broadway's 'Carnival', 'The Golden Apple', 'Molly' and 'Pirates Of Penzance' to her stellar nightclub, film and television career including 'The Doris Day Show' and the beloved and  iconic 'Mother's In Law' with Eve Arden. It highlights the extraordinary talents of Ms. Ballard and doesn't shy away from the disappointments and challenges along the way, featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Carol Burnett, Michael Feinstein, Joy Behar and more. Hal Prince boldly states 'if Kaye Ballard had been cast as the mother in 'Gypsy,' 'she would have made history.' I had the chance to visit with Ms. Ballard at her home on 'Kaye Ballard Lane' in Rancho Mirage (the home formerly owned by her friend and TV director, Desi Arnaz) to talk about the film and more. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

Queens Take Center Stage: The Greatest Rusical Moments of RuPaul's Drag Race
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Season 10 of RuPaul's Drag Race, the most-watched season in franchise herstory, comes to a sickening conclusion tonight on VH1. As fans wait to find out if Aquaria, Asia, Eureka or Kameron will win the crown, we're taking a look back at just a few of the show's most Broadway-inspired moments. (more...)

Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Among Stars Headed to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce additional casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

Readers Respond: BILLY ELLIOT Canceled In Hungary Over Concerns It Could 'Turn Children Gay'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Guardian reports that the Hungarian State Opera House has canceled 15 performances of the musical version of BILLY ELLIOT after ticket sales dropped due to a media campaign by the government that referred to the show at 'a propaganda tool for homosexuality.' (more...)

Melbourne Premiere of New Play CORAL BROWNE: THIS F***ING LADY! Comes to fortyfivedownstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

From West Footscray to West End star, Coral Browne was larger-than-life. (more...)

Creative Cauldron Lines Up Summer Cabaret And Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Creative Cauldron's Annual Summer Cabaret and Concert Series will be held on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from July 6th through September 15th at Creative Cauldron, 410 South Maple Avenue. The Summer Cabaret and Concert Series treats audiences to performances by some of the finest musical theatre talent in the Washington, DC-Metro area. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Kansas City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Austin (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge to Sing With Pittsburgh Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

N'Kenge is an internationally acclaimed singer with multiple laurels to her name. Now, N'Kenge is thrilled to be one of the four spectacular Broadway artists who take the stage at Heinz Hall for 'Broadway Divas'. With Jack Everly leading the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the show promises to be full of grandeur with performances of major hits from Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Mame, Cabaret, Chicago, Wicked and many more. (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 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. (more...)

PETER PAN Takes Flight At North Shore Music Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) continues the 2018 Musical Season with the family favorite musical, PETER PAN, set to take flight beginning on Tuesday, July 10 and playing through Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Carlos Lopez, Madison Claire Parks, and More Lead the Cast of TUTS' GUYS & DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) introduces the cast of its final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Emily Skinner, Alice Ripley Join Seth Rudetsky for Provincetown's Broadway Series In August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Six of Broadway's most sought-after stars will join Mark Cortale's "Broadway @ The Art House" and "Broadway @ Town Hall" concert series in Provincetown in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Rex Smith (Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance, Grand Hotel, The Scarlett Pimpernel) stars as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's classic hit comedy Barefoot In The Park at the historic Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut from July 27 through August 12. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Jul 27, 2018

Leona Helmsley shuffled back to this mortal coil for one night only---three, actually---and, as portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh, she's lost none of her bite in those intervening years. From the start, Feldshuh's Leona narrowed her eyes into a hard stare that would put Paddington to shame, never letting up for a moment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn Maye Makes Birdland Theater Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Marvelous Marilyn Maye has moved into the brand-new Birdland Theater for two weeks, much to the delight of the club's staff, as well as Marilyn's legion of fans. The "Queen of Cabaret" will be in residence for two weeks, running Tuesday to Saturday through August 4, with shows at 7pm each night. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

Cast Announced For AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY At Rockwell Table And Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

An Evening of Classic Broadway returns Monday, August 6th at 8PM (doors 6:30) to Rockwell Table and Stage. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens August 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre Ends 50th Summer Season On A High Note With THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston wraps up the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with The Music Man from August 2-12.  The multiple Tony award-winning musical will run for 8 performances (including 4 matinees) at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 24, 2018
by - Jul 24, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Mental Health Storytelling Event THIS IS MY BRAVE Comes To New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

This Is My Brave, Inc. (TIMB), the national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental illness through storytelling, returns to New York City Monday, September 24, 7pm at Mason Hall at Baruch College. This one-night-only performance features NYC-area community members sharing true stories about their personal challenges with mental illness and health. These stories open a dialogue and create new opportunities for participants and audiences to thoughtfully engage around the topic of mental health. (more...)

BWW TV: Choreographer Parker Esse on North Carolina Theatre's NEWSIES
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 23, 2018

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Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Comes to Sharon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Rex Smith (Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance, Grand Hotel, The Scarlett Pimpernel) stars as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's classic hit comedy Barefoot In The Park at the historic Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut from July 27 through August 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Charlotte - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Charlotte (more...)

Photo Flashback: The Best of Times! Celebrating Jerry Herman's 78th Birthday!
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

In today's photo flashback, we're attending the star-studded 78th birthday celebration of legendary composer, Jerry Herman! Check out some throwback photos from the evening below! (more...)

Bay Street Theater Presents Charles Busch: My Kinda '60s
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Charles Busch: My Kinda '60s on Monday, August 13 at 8 pm as the fifth concert of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $59 - $89 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500. (more...)

Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. (more...)

IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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...)

BWW Previews: PETER PAN at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Jul 12, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust, they begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. From ticking crocodiles, to fierce warriors, bungling pirates and the villainous Captain Hook himself, this fun classic will delight all ages. With its iconic score featuring songs like 'I'm Flying,' 'I Gotta Crow,' 'I Won't Grow Up' and 'Never Never Land,' PETER PAN is the perfect show for the child in all of us! (more...)

FreeFall Theatre Extends THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS Through July 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

FreeFall extends their summer smash THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL)! Through July 22. Audiences and critics have fallen in love with this hilarious lampoon of the Great White Way. Some patrons have even proclaimed that THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS is the "funniest show they've seen in years." (more...)

Brief 7/10: Kara Lindsay Returns to BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 10, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Kara Lindsay will return to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical tonight, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, July 10- Happy Birthday, Jerry Herman!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 10, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of legendary composer Jerry Herman! (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

Former Broadway Child Actor Rosh Lowe Founds Public Speaking Training Program, MICDROP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Rosh Lowe grew up on Broadway. He was ten years old when he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Angela Lansbury in the 1983 revival of Mame. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Andrea Burns, and More Lead Two River's Premiere of PAMELA'S FIRST MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 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. Featuring a creative team with impressive theatrical pedigrees-with numerous honors among them, including multiple Tony Award wins and more than 20 nominations-a cast of 15 and an eight-piece band, Pamela's First Musical will be the largest and most ambitious production in Two River's history. (more...)

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.] (more...)

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