Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance Sets Tour Dates

News   Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance Sets Tour Dates Several dates have been added to the upcoming tour of Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance, which launches Oct. 25 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

According to the official Dame Edna website, the beloved housewife and international gigastar will make stops in Ottawa; Las Vegas; Denver; New Orleans; Buffalo; Rochester; Washington, D.C.; Clearwater; Chicago; and Los Angeles within the next year.

The complete tour itinerary follows:
Oct. 25-Nov. 6 in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
Nov. 8-13 in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre
Dec. 17-31 in Las Vegas at the Luxor Theatre
Jan. 17-29, 2006 in Denver at the Buell Theatre
Feb. 1-5 in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre
Feb. 7-12 in Buffalo at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Feb. 14-19 in Rochester at the Auditorium Center
Feb. 21-March 5 in Washington, D.C. at the National Theatre
March 8-12 in Clearwater at the Ruth Eckerd Hall
March 14-26 in Chicago at the La Salle Bank Theatre
March 28-April 9 in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre

Devised and written by Barry Humphries with additional material by Andrew Ross, the Broadway mounting of Dame Edna: Back with a Vengeance featured Wayne Barker as the Master of the Dame's Musick; the Gorgeous Ednaettes, Teri DiGianfelice and Michelle Pampena; and the Equally Gorgeous TestEdnarones, Randy Aaron and Gerrard Carter. The Broadway production at the Music Box Theatre, which closed May 1, played 163 regular performances and 17 previews.

Dubbed Australia's First Lady, Dame Edna is the invention of Barry Humphries, a successful character actor in Europe and Australia as well as an esteemed landscape painter. Some of Humphries' theatrical credits include roles in Waiting for Godot, Oliver! and Maggie May, but his most successful outings have been as Dame Edna, a character he created in 1956. Humphries was given the Order of Australia in 1982 and was endowed with an Honorary Doctorate of Griffith University in Australia in 1994. The Dame found success on Broadway during the 2000 season with her Tony Award-winning show, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour.

Visit www.dame-enda.com for more information.

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