|Jerry Herman||Jerry Herman||Jerome Lawrence|
|Robert Edwin Lee|
Originally titled My Best Girl, Mame is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and a 1956 Broadway play, by Lawrence and Lee, that starred Rosalind Russell. Set in New York and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, it focuses on eccentric bohemian, Mame Dennis, whose famous motto is "Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death." Her fabulous life with her wealthy friends is interrupted when the young son of her late brother arrives to live with her. They cope with the Depression in a series of adventures.
In 1958, a film titled Auntie Mame, based on the play, was released by Warner Brothers once again starring Rosalind Russell in the title role. Russell was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal.
The musical opened on Broadway in 1966, starring Angela Lansbury and Beatrice Arthur. The production became a hit and spawned a 1974 film with Lucille Ball in the title role and Arthur reprising her supporting role, as well as a London production, a Broadway revival, and a 40th anniversary revival at the Kennedy Center in 2006.
|Act 1||Act 2|
|St Bridget||Opening Act 2|
|It's Today||My Best Girl (Reprise)|
|It's Today (Reprise)||Bosom Buddies|
|Open a New Window||Gooch's Song|
|Moonlady||That's How Young I Feel|
|My Best Girl||If He Walked Into My Life|
|We Need a Little Christmas||It's Today (Reprise)|
|We Need a Little Christmas (Reprise)||My Best Girl (Reprise)|
|The Fox Hunt||Finale|