Busch to Reprise Auntie Mame Role in BC/EFA Benefit
The cast for the reading also includes Michael Berresse (as Ralph Devine), Olympia Dukakis (Mrs. Upson), Swoosie Kurtz (Agnes Gooch), Robert Sean Leonard (Patrick Dennis), Rosie O'Donnell (Nora Muldoon), Marian Seldes (Vera Charles), Charles Shaughnessy (Brian O'Bannion), Douglas Sills (M. Lindsay Woolsey), B.D. Wong (Ito), Louis Zorich (Mr. Babcock), and T.J. Larke (Young Patrick Dennis). The performance will be directed by Richard Sabellico and costumes will be provided by Bottari and Case Costumes.
Auntie Mame tells the story of young Patrick Dennis's adventures with his eccentric aunt. The original Broadway production of the play starred Rosalind Russell, who repeated her role in the 1958 film version. Lawrence and Lee also collaborated with Jerry Herman on Mame, the 1966 Broadway musical based on the play.