THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Jerry Herman's Mame (Video)
03 Jan 2013
The original production of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Mame, which features a classic score by Jerry Herman, closed Jan. 3, 1970. Playbill.com has put together a musical tribute, including performances from the 1966 musical, 1974 film, concert appearances and more.
The original Broadway production of Mame starred Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury in the title role; the stage and screen star reprised her performance for the 1983 Broadway revival. The musical was also recently seen at Connecticut's Goodspeed Opera House.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.