Friday, May 26, 2006
Mame with Christine Baranski Begins Saturday at Kennedy Center
In what has arguably become DC's hottest ticket this summer, the 40th anniversary revival of Jerry Herman's Mame begins performances tomorrow evening at The Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre. Headlining the impeccable cast is the wonderful, two-time Tony-winner Christine Baranski, whom I've personally waited years to see on stage. I'll be making the journey to Washington in just a few weeks, and you can be sure I'll be reviewing this production, which is rumored to be under consideration for a Broadway bow this fall.
Joining Baranski in the role of Mame's best friend Vera is another Tony winner: Harriet Harris, who I last saw as the fabulous Mrs. Meers in the Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie four years ago. Also in the cast are Emily Skinner as Agnes and Jeff McCarthy as Beauregard. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed production will be choreographed by Warren Carlyle and lasts through July 2. Note that tickets for many performances are already sold-out.
This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).
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