With sass, wit, and a pulsing 1970s score, Applause presents show biz in all its glory and ferocity. The updated musical version of All About Eve concerns superstar Margot Channing and her ambitious, scheming assistant, Eve Harrington.
Book writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote, "The strength of All About Eve, so soundly conceived and executed on the screen, lay in the timelessness of its basic story. It is a tale of treachery... told in terms of the witty, glamorous theatre star and the mousy, adoring girl from the sticks who ingratiates herself into the star's private world, and then systematically attempts to take over her career, her lover, and her life." The musical's hit songs include "But Alive," "Applause," "Welcome to the Theater" and "Something Greater."