All About Me: Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein to make out together
After the public war of words over the title of their upcoming Broadway shows, Dame Edna Everage and Michael Feinstein have now joined forces. Both performers will now star in one show named All About Me from 6 Mar 2010 at a theatre to be announced.
A press statement making the announcement reads "Shubert Organization Chairman Philip J. Smith and President Robert E. Wankel have intervened in the ever growing public feud between Dame Edna's upcoming spectacular 'It's All About Me' and Michael Feinstein's All About Me.
A Shubert Organization representative says, "We love Michael and the Dame, and because we hold both artists in such high esteem, we are more than overjoyed that they have agreed to join forces in what we expect to be a singular and spectacular musical entertainment. Now it's on to who gets the bigger dressing room...."
Director Jerry Zaks, who it had been announced earlier would direct Dame Edna's show, will now helm the new joint endeavor.
Playwright Christopher Durang, previously announced in negotiations for Dame Edna's solo show, will now combine both shows into one musical entertainment show.
The newly conjoined show will be produced by the newly conjoined producing team of Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Robert G. Bartner and The Ambassador Theater Group.
"Because the essence of my show's title was always 'All About Me,' I'm more than delighted having the "It's" go the way of the Dodo. Michael Feinstein is a performer of the highestcaliber, I believe, and I couldn't be more than excited to be sharing a Broadway stage with him, in moderation. And with nice Christopher Durang at our side, who knows what saucy little moments we can come up with!"
"As I said before, I have always been a huge fan of the Dame, and despite our previous friction, now that my mother has forgiven her, I couldn't be more excited to be joining her on Broadway."
All About Me: starring Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein, will open 23 Mar 2010, following previews from 6 Mar at a theatre to be announced.Dame Edna EverageMichael Feinstein
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