Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance! at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance! was Friday April 7, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $65.00 - $99.00
- Our Price:
- $39.00 - $59.00
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
“Genius! Hasten to the theatre and sit at the feet of a star. What bliss!” -–New York Times
“Helpless laughter engulfs one and all.” _—New Yorker Magazine _
“If you’re looking for laughs, she’s got a million of ’em, all guaranteed fresh.” —Wall Street Journal
“A miraculous multitude of laughs.” -Star-Ledger
“Hilarious! A giddy delight. It sends theatergoers out on the happiest of high notes.” _-Associated Press_
Dame Edna received the 2000 Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Event for her Broadway debut. Created by actor, author, painter and composer and racing car driver, Barry Humphries, Dame Edna is a national icon in her native Australia, as well as talk show host, adviser to British royalty, widow, investigative journalist and legend.
Barry Humphries stamped as 2006 Australian Legend
On January 20, 2006, satirist and actor Barry Humphries, the creator of Dame Edna Everage, joined the exclusive ranks of Australians who are featured on a postage stamp during their lifetime, as the 2006 Australia Post Office Australian Legend. The honour is in recognition of Barry Humphries’ outstanding contribution to Australian culture and entertainment.