Dame Edna Extends Vengeance Run Through June 4 | Playbill

News Dame Edna Extends Vengeance Run Through June 4
Possums, she's extended! Dame Edna Everage, now starring on Broadway in Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance, has extended her stay at the Music Box Theatre.

The production, which was scheduled to end its limited engagement March 13, will now play through June 4.

Everage, in a statement said, "I can't e-mail my family without horrible pop ups appearing on my computer screen, talking about advertising unsavory extensions to our menfolk's anatomy. So my extension is a breath of fresh air. Of course, I adore Whoopi's extensions if they're real or not. But my extension will be the talk of Broadway, possums. It's amazing, isn't it, that I, one of the richest women in the world should be giving up my precious evenings to entertain you little American possums when I could be relaxing in my penthouse or marrying a Donald Trump lookalike with real hair. And I expect nothing less than the Nobel Prize for my efforts. You need me and my priceless talents and it would be brutal to snatch myself away from you before the summer. Call me old-fashioned, but I adore you!"

Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance, which played a successful tryout this past summer at San Francisco's Curran Theatre, began Broadway previews Nov. 5 before officially opening Nov. 21, 2004. Devised and written by Barry Humphries with additional material by Andrew Ross, Dame Edna also features 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.

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.

Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance plays Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesday-Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

A scene from <i>Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance</i>
A scene from Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance Photo by David Allen

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