Bargain basement prices for the DAME!
As everyone knows by now Dame Edna Everage begins previews
at the Booth Theatre in her Broadway show Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
on September 15th. In an unprecedented move the show is going to
open a day earlier with a Special $20 Pauper Possum Preview.
Theater fans will be able to purchase tickets for the Tuesday,
September 14th 8 PM show by heading over to Shubert Alley this
Wednesday, Sept. 8th. Box office at the Booth opens at noon.
I hear the Grand Dame herself will be making an appearance as
adoring fans queue up with their crisp twenty-dollar bills.
If you're not a regular reader of our All That Chat message board
then you should know that Dame Edna is arguably the most popular
and gifted woman in the world today. She is a housewife, megastar,
social anthropoligist, investigative journalist, chanteuse, swami,
adviser to British royalty, grief counselor, spin-doctor, children's
book illustrator and icon! In her show you'll get to see her sing,
dance, tour the stage and trawl the auditorium.
Head on over to the Booth for tickets on Wednesday and make sure you catch
the photo out front of the Dame with her skirt blowing in the breeze. Surely,
there is nothing like this dame!
Beauty and the Beast will be departing the Palace Theater
after today's matinee. It's moving to the Lunt-Fontanne, a smaller house,
and will re-open November 12th. The Disney musical stars Andrea
McArdle. The Palace will be prepping for the forthcoming Disney production
- Swing begins previews November 2nd. The big band and dancing
revue stars Ann Hampton Callaway, Caitlin Carter and Scott Fowler. The musical
will feature music of the 1930's and 1940's big bands and celebrates the
dance craze of that era. St. James Theatre.
- Little Ousted Annie, Joanna Pacitti, is appealing her
lawsuit with Macy's. She's the actress who was fired from Annie
a little over 2 years ago. She had won the leading role in a contest
sponsored by Macy's, but was fired while on the road. She won the
prize but they failed to deliver. That's the basis of the lawsuit
- Cats opens Tuesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand for those
of you who haven't seen the granddaddy of spectacle. (702) 891-7777 for
- Angel company of Rent closes today in San Francisco. Benny
company continues to tour into the Millenium, making a stop in Las Vegas
next month. With Chicago, EFX with Tommy Tune, Maurice
Hines & the Rockettes, 2 new musicals next year, Vegas is becoming a
happening place for theater, but I've said that before.
- Finally, Peter Pan will be videotaped. The musical starring
Cathy Rigby will be taped in early 2000 and probably sold at your local
Blockbuster. Years ago the Sandy Duncan version was almost saved on film
but at the last moment it was cancelled. Seems like another "Peter Pan" at
that time didn't like the idea.
- I just love those Pimpernel P.R. people. In their listing for
The Scarlet Pimpernel in today's Times they bill the show as "In
our Scandalous 3rd Year." The show re-opens for the third time on Broadway, this
time at the Neil Simon Theatre on Friday. Stars Carolee Carmello, Ron Bohmer and Marc
Kudisch lead the cast in the popular musical that refuses to die! And why should
it? Fans love this Wildhorn/Knighton tuner and see it repeatedly.
- eBay, the Internet auction site, just launched its premiere issue
of eBay Magazine. Their Website takes over 1 billion hits a month so let's
hope their magazine has as much success. Why? Seems their editors surf the
Web and look for excellence and Talkin' Broadway got a nice blurb. Thanks
eBay. The $18.05 that I owed you was mailed on Friday.
See you Thursday!
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