Dame Edna Everage to Return to Broadway in It's All About Me

News   Dame Edna Everage to Return to Broadway in It's All About Me
International gigastar Dame Edna — aka Barry Humphries — will return to Broadway later this season in It's All About Me, which is billed as "a glorious celebration of everything Edna."
Dame Edna Everage
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Performances will begin in March 2010 at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks will direct.

Although Michael Feinstein is also scheduled to return to Broadway in the similarly titled All About Me, a spokesperson for the Dame told Playbill.com, "[I can] assure you that it is not the same show."

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. In 2004-05, her Back With a Vengeance played Broadway and earned a Tony nomination for Special Theatrical Event.

Zaks earned Tonys for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me a Tenor, Six Degrees of Separation and Guys and Dolls.

Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

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