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A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.brbrThe time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann (famous for his garish Weissmann Follies of yesteryear) hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant '20s, '30s and '40s pastiche numbers that have become every bit as famous as their models: "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby," to name a few. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future.brbrSurreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, "Follies" uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character, which provides opportunities for seasoned older performers.

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Lyric Stage Continues 24th Season with OF THEE I SING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Lyric Stage continues its 24th season with George and Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind's Pulitzer Prize winning political satire musical OF THEE I SING in concert November 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/30/2016 - A LIFE, Grumpy Cat in CATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 30, 2016

This weekend's big news: A LIFE, starring David Hyde Pierce, begins Off-Broadway tonight, Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off the LIVE! from the Rainbow Room series, Tyne Daly stars in DEAR WORLD in concert tonight in L.A., and Internet icon Grumpy Cat joins Broadway's CATS this evening! (more...)

Official: Tim Key, Paul Ritter & Rufus Sewell to Star in ART at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team. (more...)

Paddy Glynn and Geoffrey Aymer to Star in DRIVING MISS DAISY at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting is announced for the first production in the year-long collaboration between the award-winning Canal Cafe Theatre and Russell Lucas, America: Past. Present. Future, a celebration of American theatre kicking off with Alfred Uhry's classic work Driving Miss Daisy. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Star in West End Revival of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has announced that Imelda Staunton will star as Sally in a London revival of Follies by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman. (more...)

Will PRINCE OF BROADWAY Make Long- Awaited Broadway Premiere?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the long-awaited Hal Prince musical retrospective, Prince of Broadway, may make its Broadway premiere next season. (more...)

Starry MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Will Return to Ogunquit Playhouse; Hunter Foster to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse will bring back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5 through November 6. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Headline 'Unforgettable Evening' for Patchogue Theatre, Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present one of Broadway's brightest stars - Bernadette Peters in 'An Unforgettable Evening' on the Patchogue Theatre Main Stage, Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Robert Klein to Headline Mayo Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Two comedy legends in one night! Rita Rudner and Robert Klein come to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

STAR-SPANGLED SITCOMS Set for City Lit Theater This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Star-Spangled Sitcoms: Huzzah & John Adams is written and produced by Cody Melcher and directed by Otherworld Theatre's director of development/actor Dylan Schaefer. See Every Monster, LLC's production comes to City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, this November. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Midtown Men on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8pm. The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

Where Are They Now? TYLER CRAVENS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Today's subject of Where Are They Now?, our regular feature in which we catch-up with those people who once called Nashville home but who are now reaching for their dreams all over the creative world. Actor Tyler Cravens first made a splash in Nashville theater after starring on the Roxy Regional Theatre stage while still in the U.S. Army and stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Amped Up for Tonight's Debate with Broadway for Hillary Music Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2016

In anticipation of the first Presidential Debate tonight, Broadway for Hillary has released a music video featuring Broadway performers singing stage classics with a pro-Hillary twist! (more...)

'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

by Jerri Shafer - Oct 9, 2016

Short North Stage's annual gala celebrated on October 7th, 2016 by starting with a cocktail hour where guests enjoyed a musical journey through the last five years of fabulous theatre with some of the favorite performers. Then the celebration continued on the main stage where they enjoyed an elegant three-course meal, catered by Carfagna's Kitchen, a Columbus favorite for the past 75 years. As an added pleasure, many of the performers joined each table on stage in costume and in character during the dinner. Throughout the evening they could bid on silent auction items with all kinds of great items to bid on including signed posters, a weekend getaway, and a couple of walk-on performances for shows in their upcoming season. (more...)

Laurie Metcalf & Chris Cooper Will Lead A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2, will come to Broadway next spring in a production directed by Tony Award®-winner Sam Gold. A wildly inventive new American play that picks up after Henrik Ibsen's most cherished work concludes, A Doll's House, Part 2 will boast an all-star cast that features three-time Emmy Award-winner and three-time Tony Award®-nominee Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper, Tony Award®-winner Jayne Houdyshelland two-time Tony Award®-nominee Condola Rashad. Beginning preview performances at Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) on Saturday, April 1, 2017, this 16-week engagement will officially open on Thursday, April 27. (more...)

BWW Review: Sharp And Snazzy HOLIDAY INN Is An Irving Berlin Bonanza
by Michael Dale - Oct 7, 2016

It's been said that Irving Berlin was no fan of big musical spectacles, which is why he stopped writing songs for the ZIEGFELD Follies and had the intimate Music Box Theatre built so that his work could be framed by smart revues that emphasized music and lyrics over glitz and showgirls. (more...)

Light Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will become Music Theater Works in 2017, opening with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Ashley Blanchet, Arnie Burton, Chris Dwan and More to Star in HOW TO SUCCEED at TUTS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Houston - Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the cast of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying!   (more...)

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at PHANTASMAGORIA; OR, LET US SEEK DEATH! at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, an Eric Borlaug production, runs as part of the 2016 La MaMa Puppet Series from October 20 - November 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. Previews begin October 20 for an October 23 opening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016


They'll Capture Your Heart! Meet the Full Company of HOLIDAY INN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Oct 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL is now extended by two weeks through January 15, 2017. Holiday Inn, The New Irving BerlinMusical opens officially tonight, October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Review: Cady Huffman Rejects All Labels with Humor and Sincerity Alike in TOMBOY, SHOW GIRL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Oct 6, 2016

They say you only have one shot at a first impression, but in her Feinstein's/54 Below debut, Cady Huffman started her show twice. The double-take beginning was not attributed to a mistake or a technical difficulty; to the contrary, Tony Award-winning Huffman (THE PRODUCERS) was very intentional in her duality, indecisive to which of her entrances she preferred. It is only fitting that Huffman began her show with such a duplicitous start, as notions of the disparate pierced through much of her show, TOMBOY, SHOW GIRL. As that title suggests, through the 85-minute set, Huffman explored the binary of gender roles, particularly in show business. However, she also touched upon the juxtapositions of youth and experience, comedy and poignancy, weariness and the still-genuine love of show business she's maintained through decades of slogging through it. (more...)

Original Star Mary Beth Peil Will Journey to Broadway in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Just announced, Mary Beth Peil will star in the role of Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Peil originated the role in the world premiere production at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Addition to 2016-17 Season SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce an exciting addition to its current season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim. (more...)

TONY AWARDS CONCERT IN TOKYO Stars Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and Yoshio Inoue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that Matthew Morrison ("Finding Neverland" "South Pacific," "Hairspray"), Kelli O'Hara ("The King and I") and well-known Japanese actor Yoshio Inoue have signed on as headline performers for WOWOW's highly anticipated "Tony Awards Concert In Tokyo," which will take place on March 18th, 2017. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends HAND TO GOD Again Through October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the second extension of its critically-acclaimed production of Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to overwhelming ticket demand. Hand To God now runs through October 30, 2016, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Staunton on Stage: Celebrating Imelda Staunton's Marvelous Stage Career
by Nora Dominick - Oct 4, 2016

To celebrate the great Imelda Staunton, BroadwayWorld has decided to look back at some of her finest stage work.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/27/2016 - 10/4/2016
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Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

The Second City Toronto Announces Holiday Shows for 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The Second City is proud to present two holiday shows this season with Eat, Buy, Repeat: The Second City's Guide To The Holidays, perfect for family or office holiday parties; and What The Elf?!?, funny for the whole family!  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

On Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm, the American Showstopper series will celebrate the works of Frank Loesser whose astounding career as composer, lyricist, and librettist earned him the reputation as one of Broadway's most versatile writers. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Shows Announced for TUTS' 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) shares the production titles from the schools participating in the 15th Annual Tommy Tune Awards. The awards this year will be held on April 18, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2016

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, her name was called for her role in THE KING & I. (more...)

BWW TV: Susan Moniz of FUN HOME National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 12, 2016

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 25th-30th is the national touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Rufus Norris Announces New Work for the National Theatre in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

New work by Inua Ellams, Ya?l Farber, DC Moore, Lindsey Ferrentino and Nina Raine is announced today by Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. Four world premieres and two European premieres are further announced as forthcoming productions for the National Theatre in 2017.   (more...)

by Remy Holzer - Oct 10, 2016

I once fell in love with an album cover: Barbra Streisand, dressed in the height of granny chic, in a straw hat, drapey black cardigan and maxi skirt, and men's-style oxfords with rakish white socks...a desolate stage littered with sheet music...a rich burgundy-and-black color scheme. I first discovered Sondheim through that 1985 record, 'The Broadway Album,' and I still can't hear 'Pretty Women' without thinking of Streisand's sinuous interpretation. The talent who first burst forth onstage in 1962 in 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale'; who made a hilarious, touching 'Funny Girl' her signature role; who tackled 'A Star Is Born' in its third film incarnation-and who has stayed mostly in the spotlight professionally and mostly out of it personally over the last 54 years-has mellowed, but her voice is still completely unique, and her fans (old and new) still utterly devoted. Her political activism has become part of her shtick, and her recent live performance of a 'Send in the Clowns' parody mocking Donald Trump has become a popular clip online. She is, for lack of a less battered word, an icon, and fans thrilled to see her-as always, dressed for the occasion-hand the Tony for Best Musical to 'Hamilton' this year. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Present Holiday Show JOY TO THE WORLD This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company-highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their successful outdoor summer concert series, 'Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park'- will perform this winter at Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Center for the Arts with their annual holiday show Joy To The World. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Fyvush Finkel at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 10, 2016

Ian Finkel, the World's Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, concert pianist extraordinaire offered a first-hand account of the incredible career of their father Fyvush Finkel last night in a touching memorial at the Metropolitan Room.  Fyvush had been performing in English and Yiddish roles for nine decades before his passing this summer.  His last engagement was at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in the Berkshires, and he had invited the cheering audience at the end of the show to come to his  94th birthday celebration on Oct 9th at the Metropolitan Room.  The evening instead was celebration of his life on stage with the performances by family and friends performing his songs, stories, and jokes.  To quote one of Fyvush's jokes, if he were present he would have opened the evening by saying, "I'm celebrating my 94th birthday today!"  after the applause died down he would then look around and  continue…."but I realize looking at this audience, it's no big deal!" (more...)

'MARINA's High-nrg LIVE! – The Musical' Applauds The Triad Theatre in NYC
by Marina Kamen - Oct 10, 2016

The impassioned audience was split between a traditional seated area and a vibrant dance floor in front of the stage, where they interacted with the cast and movement throughout the production. This elite packed house at The Triad Theatre in NYC spurred on the interactive audience, like a fueled crowd at a sporting event. The show's finale had the whole audience up and coming to the floor in front of the stage with the cast, and ending with an energetic dance party! (more...)

BABY BUMPS, a New Musical, Presents Industry Reading 10/7 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

Evan Pappas directs an industry reading of the new musical, BABY BUMPS, Friday, October 7th at 2pm at Ripley-Grier Studios. (more...)

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