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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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Donna Migliaccio to Star in SILVER BELLES World Premiere at Signature Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. (more...)

Broadway Robbery: Ten Shows That Should Have Won the Tony But Didn't- from CHICAGO to MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

They say that hindsight is 20/20, and in the case of Broadway, time has certainly illuminated some of the injustices of Tonys past. True, sometimes it takes years for art to truly be understood and appreciated, but theatre fans are well aware that it doesn't necessarily take that long to recognize some of the Tony voters' biggest mistakes. Next week marks six months from the 2017 Tony Awards, and to celebrate the half-way point, we're taking a closer look at some of those outright 'Huh?' winners of the past. (more...)

Julesworks Returns 11/15 with FOLLIES #47
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Julesworks Follies 47 Defiantly Non Themed Edition will be on Tuesday November 15th at 7pm at Le Jean Cocteau.  Theatre, Music, Comedy, Dance, Literature and much much more from Julesworks Santa Fe's Monthly (Mostly) Variety Show, on-going for over four years. (more...)

BWW Review: Conundrum Theatre Inaugurates with FUNNY GIRL
by Don Grigware - Oct 31, 2016

In a rare revival, Conundrum Theatre Company in its inaugural production, is now presenting the 60s' mega Broadway smash Funny Girl. October 29 was Fanny Brice's birthday. her 125th, in fact. So, we remember the great comedic talent of Miss Brice who took the Zigfield Follies by storm and became a huge Broadway and later Hollywood star. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Makes Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall tonight, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Theatre Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre to Present TRU Panel LIVESTREAMING AND DIGITAL CAPTURE: BRINGING THEATER INTO THE 21st CENTURY 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the November panel Live Streaming and Digital Capture: Bringing Theater into the 21st Century, on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7 p.m. for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30 p.m.. For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/an-introduction-to-tru/.  (more...)

Christina Bianco, John Bolton, Christiane Noll and More Set for AN EVENING WITH FRANK LOESSER at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

On Today, 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...)

The Ziegfeld Society to Present Josh Ellis's CALL MY PUBLICIST!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents the second show of its Eighth Season on October 29th, 2016 with CALL MY PUBLICIST! - THE STARRY EDUCATION OF A BROADWAY PRESS AGENT. Billed as "An Insider's View of the Theatre's Glamour and Folly," the autobiographical play with music is written and performed by Josh Ellis, directed by Gretchen Cryer, with musical direction and arrangements by Mark York, on Today, October 29th. (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Production Designer Derek McLane, Costume Designer Mary Vogt Talk HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 27, 2016

The creatives answered questions from participating media and shared the latest developments in their work on the show. (more...)

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Jefferson Performing Arts Society Presents: Funny Girl. Book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne, and Bob Merrill. Music and Lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne. Directed by Butch Caire, musical Direction by Dr. Donna Clavijo, choreography by Lori Flanders, JPAS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Everyone's Favorite Broadway Gypsy, Cameron Adams
by Broadwaysted - Oct 25, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to sit down and pour out a nice bottle of malbec with the sweet and talented Cameron Adams! This charming 11-show Broadway veteran explains why she cried in the audience through the majority of THE BOOK OF MORMON and lists her scary movie picks in preparation for Halloween. (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

Harold Prince Shares Wise Words on the Art of Producing for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

There is perhaps no Broadway producer greater than Harold Prince, and he has some advice to share with producers everywhere. In Theatre Communications Group's American Theatre, Prince writes: (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gillian Bevan On Playing The Title Role in CYMBELINE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 24, 2016

Gillian Bevan has done everything from Holby City and Teachers on TV to RSC productions and extensive musical theatre, including Into the Woods, Billy Elliot and Grand Hotel. She's currently starring in the RSC's Cymbeline - the first woman to play the title role for the company. The production comes to the Barbican next week. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PHANTASMAGORIA; OR, LET US SEEK DEATH! at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 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 now through November 6 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Bernadette Peters Headlines 'Unforgettable Evening' for Patchogue Theatre, Broadway Barks Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 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, tonight, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Bring BEST OF BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS to Marin and Santa Rosa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Transcendence Theatre Company, highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their award-winning successful outdoor summer concert series, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park, presents Best of Broadway Under the Stars, a show of highlight moments from five seasons of popular musical concerts, showcasing favorite artists as well as introducing new performances. (more...)

The Miracle of MATILDA: Learn What Shows the Creators Are Bringing to Broadway Next!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

A perfect storm of creators came together to create the show, and as BroadwayWorld prepares to say goodbye to this beautiful production, we're revisiting their work and recapping what they've been up to since 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: James Grissom and Joana Gleason at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomed author James Grissom for a discussion and signing of his acclaimed book, Follies Of God: Tennesse Williams and the Women of the Fog. (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Society Presents SOPHIE TUCKER: IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City presents Cheryl Ann Allen in SOPHIE TUCKER: IN PERSON. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Legend Ron Raines Previews His Concert in DC!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Nov 7, 2016

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 11th.  The show stars  stars Broadway and TV favorite Ron Raines, as well as Florence Lacey, Claybourne Elder, and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for New Jersey (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Robert Klein to Headline Mayo Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

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

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL to Dazzle Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

What happens when you discover you are royalty? Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win? (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Reinvigorated A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and adapted by renowned director Michael Wilson, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, November 16 through December 24. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 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...)

Lady Bunny's TRANS-JESTER Extends Again at Stonewall Inn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

NYC's West Village legendary comic performer, Lady Bunny, has just been invited to extend her current run of Trans-Jester through early November, after the last month of sold-out shows, standing ovations and praise in the press. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE LION IN WINTER with Michael Cumpsty & Dee Hoty at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Two River Theater presents James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, November 12 and continue through Sunday, December 4. The opening night performance is Friday, November 18 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bill Rudman, Artistic Director, Musical Theater Project and Footlight Parade
by Roy Berko - Nov 10, 2016

Bill Rudman, Artistic Director of the Musical Theater Project who hosts the radio show 'Footlight Parade' and often co-hosts the MTP live performances, has had an interest in musical theater since he was five and his parents let him stay up late to watch Mary Martin in Peter Pan on television. As Rudman said in a recent interview, 'That did it!' (more...)

All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.  (more...)


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CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

Local Stars to Shine in Glittering SISTER ACT at The Wick
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Wick Theatre will have audiences jumping for joy with their second show of the season, Sister Act. (more...)

The New York Pops Will Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops celebrates its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

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