After an 18 year hiatus, two time Emmy Award winner and Hollywood Squares star Madame returns with her first full-length live show. Alongside her new partner Joe Kovacs, the legendary comedienne presents a limited engagement workshop of her new show A Comeback From Abroad.
In the tradition of shows like Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Sandra Bernhard's I'm Still Here Damn It! and Suzanne Somer's The Blonde in the Thunderbird, A Comeback From Abroad is a one hour look back at where Madame has been for the better part of the last two decades -- and where she's going now! It is a show filled with fascinating stories, outrageous anecdotes, razor sharp witticisms and a few songs thrown in for good measure.
Born of humble beginnings, Madame encountered puppeteer Wayland Flowers on an NYC bus in the mid-sixties. Immediately smitten with Madame's bawdy sense of humor, Flowers suggested that they work together as a comedy team. "Honey, it wasn't long before he knew just what strings to pull and we were bringing down the house!," says Madame. Now a two-time Emmy award winning performer, Madame made her first TV appearance with Flowers on The Andy Williams Show. She followed with guest spots on Laugh In before occupying the much coveted center square on Hollywood Squares. Later they spent four years on the popular music variety show Solid Gold. "Disco was king and I was queen and believe me, many fans tried to wrestle me for that crown!" In 1983 Madame stole the spotlight in her own syndicated sitcom Madame's Place (co-starring Judy Landers and Corey Feldman). Showtime also gave Madame her own 1984 variety show special Madame in Manhattan. Madame also performed for years in Las Vegas, most notably starring in Madame Goes to Harlem at The Sands Hotel.
When Flowers succumbed to AIDS in 1988, a devastated Madame began a self imposed exile. The Trustee of the Wayland Flowers Estate had been searching for just the right partner for Madame. After a long search Joe Kovacs was introduced to her in 2002 and everyone unanimously agrees that Madame has found her new partner.
Appropriate For Ages: 17 and up