Brief Duet: Broadway's All About Me, with Feinstein and Everage, to Close April 4

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29 Mar 2010

<I>All About Me</I> stars Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna
All About Me stars Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna
Joan Marcus

It's the end of the road, Possums. All About Me, the Broadway outing that paired satin crooner Michael Feinstein with the sharp-tongued Dame Edna Everage, will close April 4, producers have announced.

Originally announced as two separate productions (with similar titles), Everage (Barry Humphries) and Feinstein engaged in a battle of the barbs in the press prior to the revelation that the two would unite their talents for one show.

Critical reception to All About Me, which had the duo taking turns center stage, was mixed, but the two stars faired well. Audiences entering the Henry Miller's Theatre are presented with one of two separate Playbills, one for Everage and one for Feinstein.

All About Me opened at the Henry Miller's Theatre March 18 after previews that began March 2. The production will have played 27 previews and 20 regular performances.

The production also features back-up dancers Gregory Butler (Chicago) and Jon-Paul Mateo (The Wedding Singer), as well as Jodi Capeless in her Broadway debut as the weary stage manager who must mitigate the egos of Everage and Feinstein.



Three-time Tony-nominated director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) staged the 90-minute, intermissionless production. Jerry Zaks had been originally announced to direct, but departed to work on the Broadway musical The Addams Family.

Feinstein and Humphries co-wrote All About Me with playwright Christopher Durang and also conceived the evening with Lizzie Spender and Terrence Flannery.

All About Me features scenic and costume design by Anna Louizos, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and video design by Chris Cronin. Stephen Adnitt designed Dame Edna's wardrobe. Rob Bowman serves as musical supervisor with orchestrations by John Oddo, music coordination by Michael Keller and additional arrangements by Glen Kelly.

The Broadway production is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Eagle Productions LLC, Jamie deRoy/Remmel Dickinson, Mallory Factor, Ted & Cheryl Lachowicz, Chris Yegen, Richard Winkler, Judith Resnick, Jon Bierman, CTM Media Group, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Michael Filerman, Barry & Carole Kaye/Marc Frankel/Ronald Frankel, Jon B. Platt and Christopher Hart Productions.

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Henry Miller's Theatre is located at 124 West 43rd Street.