Applause is a musical of 1970, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.
The musical is based on the screenplay for the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr. The original production, by Joseph Kipness and Lawrence Kasha, was directed and choreographed by Ron Field. It opened on March 30, 1970 at the Palace Theatre on Broadway and ran for 896 performances.
This Musical was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won 4.
The plot concerns fading actress Margo Channing (played in the original production by Lauren Bacall), and the efforts of the young and ruthless Eve to undermine her and steal both her career and her man.