This theatrical is classic musical of 60s, which basis served Patrick Dennis’ novel called Auntie Mame. On setting’s script worked Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee. Music & lyrics belong to J. Herman. The first Broadway’s play show took place in May 1966 in the Winter Garden Theatre. Only 3 years later, it finally made it to The Broadway Theatre. Creation stayed there right up to its closure in winter of 1970. During all this time, 1508 performances & 5 previews of this piece were delivered.
G. Saks directed most of productions. The main role went to Angela Lansbury, known to the world thanks to her work in the movie The Picture of Dorian Gray. The actress broke the stereotype that says that in to the movie industry people come from the theater, not vice versa. Critics praised her acting, noting the incredible ease with which Lansbury performed complex character of Mame Dennis. Afterwards, due to release of Angela, a major role has passed to the young actress Celeste Holm. Despite unfavorable forecasts, musical only gained in popularity. The situation repeated exactly in 1968, when the character of Mame Dennis has been entrusted to yet another little-known actress Janis Paige. Both girls brilliantly coped with their work, closing the mouth to millions of skeptics.
The musical has won many prestigious awards, including Tony & Theatre World. In particular, A. Lansbury, F. Michaels & B. Arthur were awarded.
Release date: 1966
Last Update:May, 16th 2016