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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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Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

FOLLIES Headed to Warner Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created, Follies, will be presented by the Warner Stage Company on the Warner Main Stage May 6-14, 2017. (more...)

Experience the Music of Change and Rebellion with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) present 'Sounds of Change,' a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s, at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. As some artists protested against war and tyranny, others broke the molds of established forms. The Chamber Players perform an uplifting, entertaining ode to this rebellious era. (more...)

SISTER ACT Opens at Arkansas Rep, Thru 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sister Act opens at the Arkansas Rep, January 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited's Presents Annual Producing Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the annual TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036.For more details including a full schedule and faculty bios visit http://truonline.org/events/raising-money/. (more...)

Darlene Love and Carol Woods Among the Honorees at the 32nd ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love, whomRolling Stone has called "one of the greatest singers of all time," and stage actress and cabaret and concert singer Carol Woods are among the artists who will be honored at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Award tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Le Jean Cocteau to Present JULESWORKS FOLLIES #49: NOT QUITE VALENTINES EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Julesworks Follies #49: Not Quite Valentines Edition will be on Sunday, February 12th, at 8 PM at Le Jean Cocteau.  (more...)

Tony-Winning Producers Set for Fundraising Boot Camp at TRU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the annual TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017. (more...)

FOLLIES - IN CONCERT Presented for 9th Annual Hearts for the Arts Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Follies - IN CONCERT, opens on February 10 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)

Theatre Works Takes on Art Masterpiece in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Theater Works presents Stephen Sondheim's musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, a stunning masterpiece opening February 17, 2017. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George merges past and present, offering beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be on stage in the Gyder Theater February 17 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play DISGRACED Comes to Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Onstage February 12 - 26 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. Described as a "combustible powder keg of identity politics," this provocative and thought-provoking new Broadway hit will leave audiences questioning their biases. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

BWW Blog: Knock That College Audition Out Of The Park!
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 26, 2017

Are you or your child auditioning for a college Musical Theatre program and have some questions? NEVER FEAR- It is I: Christopher, a current senior Musical Theatre student at Shenandoah Conservatory, here to help the college audition process go as smoothly as possible! (more...)

BWW Interview: Frances Ruffelle Talks THE WILD PARTY at Lloyd Webber's The Other Palace
by Marianka Swain - Jan 25, 2017

Frances Ruffelle is perhaps best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Miserables. She's since done numerous other stage roles, produced several albums and represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, and will soon star as Queenie in The Wild Party, the opening musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber's revamped The Other Palace; the show begins previews on 13 February. (more...)

Bernadette Peters, Norm Lewis and More to Honor Cameron Mackintosh at Signature's Sondheim Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On March 20, 2017, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Misérables) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Will Present Betty Buckley on March 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Betty Buckley on March 9. Betty Buckley, who has been called “The Voice of Broadway,” is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. She is an actress/singer whose career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world (more...)

Finishing The Hat! Multiple Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Brings Her Inimitable Vocal Style To The McCallum
by David Green - Jan 24, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Musical Director Marvin Laird, on Saturday, February 4, at 8:00pm. Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters dazzles audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and in movies, and on recordings. Bernadette currently stars in Amazon Prime's Golden Globe nominated series, "Mozart in the Jungle." Recent stage credits include City Center's Encores! Production A Bed A Chair: A New York Love Affair. Prior to that, she starred on Broadway in the Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman production of Follies, following a successful run at the Kennedy Center. She also starred opposite Elaine Stritch in A Little Night Music. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

SMTC Presents World Premiere of THAT IRVING BERLIN THING 4/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company presents the world-premiere of That Irving Berlin Thing - a two-act revue of 40+ of the beloved songwriter's most notable - and rarely-heard - material. (more...)

Larry Gatlin at the Marcus Center for One Night Only!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Over a four-decade career as a solo artist and with The Gatlin Brothers, Larry Gatlin has scored 33 Top 40 hits and won several awards including a Grammy. Gatlin is known for his rich falsetto singing style and for the unique pop-inflected songs he wrote and recorded in the 1970's and 80's. (more...)

Nancy Opel and More Round Out CRAZY FOR YOU Company at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN, WAITRESS, THE HUMANS and More Coming to Minnesota in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the Tony Award-winning lineup for the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season, featuring seven Minnesota premieres and three returning favorites. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Will Land at George Street Playhouse in May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced that the new musical comedy Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas), will be the fifth and final show of the New Brunswick theatre's 2016-17 season.  The show runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5, 2017. (more...)

Jorge Luiz Altamirano to Bring AN AMERICAN FOLKSONG IN LONDON to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Jorge Luiz Altamirano is bringing his Gershwin revue, 'An American Folksong in London,' to The Metropolitan Room on February 17, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

West End Productions to Present Oliver Goldsmith's rollicking comedy SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

She Stoops To Conquer is one of the crown jewels of the British theatrical repertory. (Shakespeare notwithstanding.) This classic comedy has delighted audiences around the world for almost 250 years with its mix of farce, cheek and innuendo. It can also stake a meaningful claim to being the forerunner of such diverse entertainments as the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Jerry Seinfeld and innumerable TV family sitcoms. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Birdland Presents Carmen Lundy, Ziegfeld Follies and More Week of 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Leads with 18 Carbonell Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 18 nominations for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida's equivalent of the Tony Awards. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

Hillary & Bill Clinton Met with Thunderous Applause at THE HUMANS Final Matinee Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Yesterday, the power couple showed their love for theater once again when they arrived at the final matinee performance of the Tony winning play THE HUMANS. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has just the solution for you this season with the hit Broadway blockbuster The Producers, set to take the Theatre by storm January 10 through 29. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin to Chat MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This week THEATER TALK explores the touching drama behind the original 1981 Broadway production of the musical Merrily We Roll Along, and its swift closing after just two weeks, as told by two original cast members, Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin. (more...)

This Weekend at Spoke the Hub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Inclined Dance Project is one month into 2017 and are already hard at work re-staging 2015's Somnipath for our Spring Performance Season. This weekend you can catch a special excerpt of Somnipath for Spoke the Hub's Annual 'Winter Follies' Showcase, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Party for GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 2, 2017

GEORGIE opened last night for a limited engagement through April 15, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). Check out photos from the opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to Present TITICUT FOLLIES: THE BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Titicut Follies: The Ballet, a world premiere ballet choregraphed by James Sewell and inspired byFrederick Wiseman's startling 1967 documentary, will run for three performances, April 28 - 30, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  Titicut Follies: The Ballet will be performed by the James Sewell Ballet, with an original score by Lenny Pickett. A collaboration between Wiseman, Sewell and Pickett, the work is presented in conjunction with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

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