Admiral Broadway Revue
|Admiral Broadway Revue|
|Created by||Max Liebman|
|Written by||Mel Brooks
|Directed by||Max Liebman|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||January 28, 1949– June 3, 1949|
Admiral Broadway Revue is an American live television variety show that ran from January 28 to June 3, 1949. The show was broadcast live on Fridays from 8 to 9 pm ET simultaneously on both the NBC and the DuMont networks.
The show was telecast from the since-demolished International Theatre (also known as the Park Theatre) at 5 Columbus Circle in New York. The hour-long series was directed by Max Liebman, hosted by Sid Caesar, and also starred Imogene Coca. Liebman, Caesar, and Coca would go on to work on NBC's Your Show of Shows, which debuted February 25, 1950.
The series was sponsored by TV-set manufacturer Admiral, a company that was in direct competition with NBC's parent company RCA and with DuMont, both of which also manufactured TV sets. For this reason, and because Admiral was unable to keep up with the demand for its sets due to the show, the series was canceled. Its final episode aired June 3, 1949.
- List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2003). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946–Present Eighth Edition. Ballantine Books. pp. 13–14. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- International Theatre in New York at CinemaTreasures.org
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Admiral Broadway Revue at the Internet Movie Database
- Admiral Broadway Revue episode with Caesar, Coca, and Marge and Gower Champion at Moving Image Archive.
- DuMont History