THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Jerry Herman's Mame (Video)

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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.

For more on Mame, visit the Playbill Vault.

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Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur sing "Bosom Buddies" in the 1974 film:

Ginger Rogers and the London cast of Mame at the London Palladium:

Angela Lansbury and Arthur perform "Bosom Buddies":

Lansbury and the cast of Mame performing at the 1975 Tony Awards:

Audio of Lansbury rehearsing "If He Walked Into My Life":

Lansbury performs "We Need a Little Christmas" in concert:

Leslie Uggams sings "If He Walked Into My Life":

Ball's performance of "We Need a Little Christmas" from the 1974 film:

Lansbury performs "We Need a Little Christmas" at the Broadway's Back concert:

Louise Pitre and Judy Blazer perform "If He Walked Into My Life" and "Bosom Buddies" in rehearsal for Goodspeed Muscials' Mame:

Highlights from Mame at Goodspeed:

Nathan Lane performs "If He Walked Into My Life" at the 1995 Tony Awards in a medley of songs for leading ladies: