Applause

(1973)
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Applause is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The musical is based on the 1950 film All About Eve and the short story on which the movie is based, Mary Orr's "The Wisdom of Eve". The story centers on aging star Margo Channing, who innocently takes a fledgling actress under her wing, unaware that the ruthless Eve is plotting to steal her career and her man. The musical opened on Broadway on March 30, 1970 and ran for 896 performances. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Lauren Bacall won the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical.The musical was later adapted for television, starring Bacall, with Larry Hagman replacing Len Cariou in the role of Bill Sampson. It aired in the United States on CBS on March 19, 1973. It has not been released commercially, but it is available for viewing at the Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) in New York City and Beverly Hills, California.

  1. Ron Field

    Director

  2. Bill Foster

    Director

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  1. Lauren Bacall

    Lauren Bacall

    Margo Channing

  2. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    Bill Sampson

  3. Penny Fuller

    Penny Fuller

    Eve Harrington

  4. Sarah Marshall

    Sarah Marshall

    Karen Richards

  5. Robert Mandan

    Robert Mandan

    Howard Benedict

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Applause

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  • March 15, 1973
    PG
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    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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