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I saw “All About Me,” the new Broadway show at the Henry Miller Theatre starring Michael Feinstein & Dame Edna. Initially Michael was going to have his own solo show called “All About Me” and Dame Edna was going to have her own solo show “It’s All About Me,” but as time progressed, the powers that be felt they should combine forces because both shows have similar titles and theatregoers might get confused when purchasing tickets. Separately these two performers are magnificent, but together is a whole other story. Both are international treasures: Michael is a five-time Grammy nominee and one the greatest singers of the American Songbook while Dame Edna is a character/personality adored by many. Getting to see these two performers IS a treat! Each use their charisma & talent to drive the show forward, especially when alone on stage. Michael enjoys telling the story, history, & personal relation behind the song as much as he enjoys singing it. Dame Edna loves the joke to get the laugh. Together, they do a good job of combining forces, but I do believe this show should have remained as two separate entities. Each performer has so much to offer that the combination sometimes hinders the bright light that shines on them individually. Even though I wish this was two separate shows, it’s still worth the trip to “All About Me” because you will get to see two legends do what they do best.

P.S. There is one other performer in the show that deserves to be mentioned, Jodi Capeless, who is making her Broadway debut in “All About Me,” playing the “Stage Manager.” She gets to belt out a big show stopping number that had me wanting more! Keep your eye on her because her star will continue to shine.

So head on down to the Henry Miller Theatre (124 West 43rd Street, between 6th Ave & Broadway) and see two legends along with a Broadway debuter make her mark!

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Thank you Jesse North at “Stage Rush” for the awesome shout out in your video blog! (shout out to “Adaumbelle’s Quest” at 5:36 into the video, but you should watch the whole video because it’s really fun). It was wonderful to meet you as well at “All About Me” press event. If you love Broadway, but are on a budget be sure to check out “Stage Rush” as Jesse recounts and reviews all his Broadway happenings…on a budget.

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Tonight I attended an online blogger press event for the new Broadway show “All About Me” starring Michael Feinstein & Dame Edna. We spent 45 minutes with these two legendary entertainers as they joshed back and forth in between talking about their upcoming endeavor together. As described by Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna, the show is going to be an extravaganza with scripted and unscripted material intertwined in the telling of how two separate shows became one and the emotions that went along with that. There will be plenty of duets as well as solo time dedicated to each performer. Previews start February 22 at the Henry Miller Theatre on 43rd Street in NYC (between 6th & 7th Avenue).

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