Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein join forces in this new Broadway comedy.
What Is the Story of All About Me?
No story: All About Me is an entertaining evening of musical comedy that co-stars cabaret star Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage (a.k.a. Australian comedian Barry Humphries). The premise is that Feinstein and Dame Edna both believe they're headlining a solo show on Broadway and have no intention of sharing the stage. Midway through the performance, the “feuding” stars make up and begin performing comic bits and show-tune medleys together.
What Is All About Me Like?
With a big band anchoring the back of the stage at Henry Miller’s Theatre, a tuxedoed Michael Feinstein starts the show with classic songs and banter, seated at a white grand piano. After a short set, Dame Edna makes her entrance, shoos Feinstein off the stage and delivers one of her hilarious monologues in which she interacts with audience members seated in the first few rows. (If you're up front, beware!) Feinstein reappears and serves as the “straight man” for Dame Edna for the rest of the evening. All About Me has the feeling of a frothy, funny variety show in which two very talented performers (Feinstein the singer and Dame Edna the comic) team up on Broadway to show their stuff.
Is All About Me Good for Kids?
Dame Edna's humor can be suggestive, but if you've got a kid who's in love with songs like “Lady Is a Tramp” and can appreciate a lavender-wigged comedian in drag who sends up Sondheim's “The Ladies Who Lunch,” All About Me may be just the ticket.