The Admiral Broadway Revue
|The 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||48-52 minutes|
|Original run||January 28, 1949– June 3, 1949|
The Admiral Broadway Revue is an American variety show that ran from January 28 to June 3, 1949. The show was broadcast live on Fridays, 8-9 pm Eastern Time. and was broadcast simultaneously on both NBC and the DuMont networks.
The show was telecast from the now-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 all worked later on NBC's Your Show of Shows.
Revue was a success, and demand for new Admiral television sets went up. Unfortunately, its demise was for the same reason, as Admiral was unable to keep up with the demand.
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