Auntie Mame will not return to New York after all, at least in this go-round.
The Kennedy Center production of "Mame," the Jerry Herman musical about everybody's favorite madcap bohemian raising an orphaned nephew, will not transfer to Broadway, according to a report on Playbill.com.
The New York Post had reported earlier that the Nederlanders and the Weisslers, two Broadway producers, had hoped to open a limited run of the show at the Palace Theatre beginning on July 15. Playbill reports that the cost of doing the musical — about $600,000 a week — prevented it from making the jump.
The Kennedy Center production runs through July 2.