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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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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, opened September 7 and runs through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2016

CITY OF GLASS, the first part of Paul Auster's landmark three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in spring 2017 in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984). The production premieres at Manchester's HOME in March and then plays London's Lyric Hammersmith from April. It's one of two major theatre commissions for HOME's new season, the other being David Watson's version of Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed by Polly Findlay. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company's STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL to Return Off-Broadway This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 8, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced the return of its hit production of STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL, which won an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show in 2012. With book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel S. Acquisto, the musical is based on the books by Britt Menzies. Michael Schloegl directs. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/8/2016 - SPAMILTON Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 8, 2016

Today's big news: SPAMILTON (more here) and EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY open Off-Broadway, and the stars of OH, HELLO meet the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs tonight, September 7, through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

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

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Introduces Live Streaming on its YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) returns to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts this September with the season opening performance of Les Plaisirs de Versailles, its first event to be live streamed around the world. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Lyric Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 6, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Lyric Theatre... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
by - Sep 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/3/2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/3/2016. (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/2/2016 - The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT runs this weekend! And a Happy Labor Day to all! (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

The Wizard Wins! WICKED's Peter Scolari Wins EMMY for Guest Actor in a Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Currently starring on Broadway as 'The Wizard' in WICKED, Peter Scolari tonight won his first ever Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series Guest Actor, for playing Lena Dunham's dad on HBO's hit series GIRLS. And he wasn't even in contention on Emmy nomination day. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

Jackie Chan & More to Receive Academy's 2016 Governor's Award
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 30) to present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 1, 2016

Regarded as one of most popular musicals of all time, the classic My Fair Lady turns 60 and receives this month a new theatrical production signed by the Director Jorge Takla. With a great cast and live orchestra, the show - based on the classic Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - tells the story of an aristocrat teacher, Mr. Henry Higgins, who takes up the challenge to transform the poor Eliza Doolittle, street vendor without any refinement, in a society lady. With luxurious scenery and costumes, the show will have place at the Santander Theatre, in Sao Paulo, between August 27 and November 6, 2016. (more...)

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Finds Full Broadway Company for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse production of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony Award winners Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke. (more...)

Two Kentucky Titles Named Finalists In Theatre Library Association Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Two books in the University Press of Kentucky's Screen Classics series have been named award finalists by the Theatre Library Association.Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer by Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson was one of ten finalists for the George Freedley Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of live theatre or performance. In addition, Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical by Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo was one of eight finalists for the Richard Wall Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of recorded performance. (more...)

45 Tommy Tune Awards Schools Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards. This year will mark the Tommy Tune Awards 15th Anniversary. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Northern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Northern Stage is delighted to announce its 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season, the second in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. The company will produce six main stage productions, an Off-Broadway New York Premiere, and three productions by Northern Stage students in grades 7-12. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for any full-time student at any time. (more...)

David Josefsberg, Michael Kostroff and Ashley Spencer to Lead THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has just announced complete casting for 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...)

Betty Buckley Chats Joe's Pub Show, Playing 'Women on the Edge' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From Grizabella (CATS) and Norma Desmond (SUNSET BOULEVARD) to Edith Beale (GREY GARDENS) and Mama Rose (GYPSY), Tony winner Betty Buckley has a specialty for tackling what she calls 'women on the edge.' (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

Víctor Ullate Roche y Carmen Conesa se unirán en PAREJA ABIERTA
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 25, 2016

El musical basado en la comedia de Dario Fo y dirigido por Gabriel Olivares, se estrenara en noviembre en Alcazar de San Juan. (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/23/2016 - CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 23, 2016

Today's big news: Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik's 'LOVER, BELOVED' gets a Houston workshop tonight, the Rockettes celebrate CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST, and the cast of WAITRESS performs today at Barnes & Noble! (more...)

Murray Hill and Dirty Martini Star in BETTINA MAY'S FLATIRON FOLLIES Thursday, September 8th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bettina May is thrilled to kick off the fall season of the Flatiron Follies with a stellar cast of some of the biggest names in burlesque! (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

BWW Preview: NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL at CETM
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 23, 2016

September 14 - September 17, 2016, The Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) will present the 8th Annual NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL, Canada's Festival for New Musical Theatre. The festival will feature two local musical theatre productions along with CETM's 10th year anniversary showcase-fundraiser. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016
by - Aug 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/16/2016 - 8/23/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lose Your Mind Over a FOLLIES Track from Barbra Streisand's New ENCORE Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first listen to a track from the Target deluxe album- 'Losing My Mind' from Follies. Listen to the full song below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Anthony Crivello Joins Kelli James for LEGENDS & LES MISERABLES at Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Theater Works is excited to announce an exclusive event with Broadway stars Kelli James, James May and special guest, Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello. J (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE'S Antoine L. Smith to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its tenth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Broadway Veteran Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday, September 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) begins its 2016-17 season with the Diamond Anniversary production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Michael Halling and Samantha Hill to Lead THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The 90th anniversary season of The Cape Playhouse wraps up with Agatha Christie's mystery classic, The Mousetrap.  Directed by Pamela Hunt, it runs August 23 - September 3. Press night is set for Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Conundrum Theatre Company Announces Cast and Production Team of FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

While full rehearsals are currently underway at multiple locations - including The Community Room of The South Pasadena Public Library, the new non-Equity professional theatre group of the Greater Pasadena Area, THE CONUNDRUM THEATRE COMPANY, has announced its complete cast of its Inaugural Production of 'FUNNY GIRL' the classic, Tony-nominated, Oscar-winning musical theatre hit that made the gifted Barbara Streisand into an international stage and screen star. (more...)

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