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A classic musical based on the novel "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis and the play "Auntie Mame" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Mame Dennis's eccentric, bohemian lifestyle is interrupted when her late brother's son is entrusted to her care. But rather than adopt to any societal standards about child rearing, money-making and romance - Mame does everything with her own dramatic flair.
One day, a young Jerry Herman came home to find his house festively decorated. He asked his mother why, since it wasn't his birthday or a holiday. Her answer: "It's today," inspired the song of the same name in Mame.
Show & Tell: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes by Ken Bloom
Best Actress in a Musical - Angela Lansbury
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Frankie Michaels
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Beatrice Arthur
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Scenic Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album