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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: Exclusive Video Interview With BCP's MODERN ORTHODOX Director Steve Bell
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2012

Director Steve Bell of Teaneck has been an active member of the Bergen County Players for an impressive thirty year run. Wearing many different hats, Bell is a life member and past president of BCP. (more...)

Karen Akers, Nellie McKay Set for 2012 Nightlife Awards, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

The cast of the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards reaches critical mass with the addition of Tony Nominee and Nightlife Legend KAREN AKERS and nightlife and recording sensation NELLIE McKAY. They join a cast that already includes TERRI WHITE (Follies), who spent a great many years as one of New York's most exciting piano bar entertainers and will be honored with a Special Award for her Contributions to New York Nightlife. As is always the case with The All-Performance Nightlife Awards, Terri will take the stage and sing. Heralded TV and nightclub comedian, RAY ELLIN, is on tap to perform on Monday night, as are two former Nightlife Jazz Award winners Vocalist winners, ALLAN HARRIS and KAREN OBERLIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of GYPSY at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane is presenting the six-time Tony Award-winning musical GYPSY. The show opened January 26 and is running through April 1. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Scott Siegel Starts New Show at Feinstein's 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Scott Siegel's new Thursday night show at Feinstein's, THE BROADWAY HOOTENANY, starts December 8th! It is a one-hour musical happening! New stars and new songs every night. (more...)

Official: INTO THE WOODS & AS YOU LIKE IT Set for Shakespeare in the Park; Lily Rabe Set for 'Rosalind'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com reported the news exclusively on January 9, 2012 and now the The Public Theater has officially announced the line-up for the 50th Anniversary Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Daniel Sullivan, who directed acclaimed productions of All's Well That Ends Well, The Merchant of Venice and Twelfth Night in the Park, will return to direct AS YOU LIKE IT in June with Lily Rabe as Rosalind. The second show of the 50th Anniversary summer season will be Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Based on the Olivier Award-winning Regent's Park Open Air Theatre London production in 2010, The Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS will be an all new production with an American cast and designers and will be staged in one of the most beautiful outdoor venues in the world-the Delacorte Theater. INTO THE WOODS will begin performances at the end of July. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Julie Halston in ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Julie Halston and Robert Petkoff have this month joined the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES as 'Evangeline Harcourt' and 'Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.' Roundabout Theatre Company presents the 2011 Tony Award winning Anything Goes, starring 2011 Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as 'Reno Sweeney' and Tony and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as 'Moonface Martin.' Check out photos of the new duo in action below! (more...)

Dr. Ruth, John Rando, et al. Slated for Barrington Stage Company's 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Stage 2, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the complete season of performances that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Mainstage, Stage 2 and Youth Theatre venues in 2012. Single tickets will go on sale February 15. Mainstage Flex Passes and Stage 2 Passes are on sale now by calling 413-236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org. (more...)

Merkin Concert Hall¬'s 2012 Broadway Playhouse Series Salutes Stephen Sondheim, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

At the second concert in Merkin Concert Hall's 2012 Broadway Playhouse series, children discover the musicals of the great Stephen Sondheim through mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and interactive games. Featuring kid-friendly explorations of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Follies and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. (more...)

JOSEPHINE BAKER Celebrated At The World Erotic Art Museum
by Beau Higgins - Jan 25, 2012

Josephine Baker, the legendary American-born entertainer who danced at the Follies Bergere becoming the "Toast of Paris' as well as one of the world's most beloved activists in search of equal nights, will once again be in the spotlight when an extensive exhibit of her films, posters and art, launches the month-long exhibit held annually by owner-curator Naomi Wilzig to honor Black History Month and African Art Wednesday, February 1 at an 8 P.M. reception at The World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), 1205 Washington Avenue. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 25th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 25, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Doyle and Debbie and Patsy Cline, an opera company 'Oklahoma!,' 'The Hunchback Variations Opera,' 'A Catered Affair,' 'Beyond The Fringe,' a Candlelight reunion and more.... (more...)

Staged Reading of The Chosen Plays Museum Of Jewish Heritage 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

On Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will present the New York premiere of The Chosen, a staged reading of the play based on the 1967 novel by Chaim Potok. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alfonso Casado
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 25, 2012

El premiado director musical Alfonso Casado, que actualmente dirige Los Miserables en el BTM de Barceona, impartirá un curso sobre Stephen Sondheim y de repertorio a partir del próximo 31 de enero en L'Escola de Musica de Barcelona, junto al director artístico Mariano Detry. Casado nos explica más acerca de estos cursos. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Hosts SELECTED SHORTS With Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

On Sunday, April 1, the hometown of California cuisine hosts a day of "Delicious Fictions" featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry and Emmy Award-nominee Michael Tucker. (more...)

Tom Sachs¬' Mission to Mars Takes Off at the Armory this May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

This spring, Park Avenue Armory and Creative Time will join forces with artist Tom Sachs to launch the next flight of his SPACE PROGRAM with an unprecedented four-week mission to Mars, all within Park Avenue Armory's soaring 55,000-square-foot drill hall. (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Lora Lee Gayer, et al. Set for BLONDE AMBITION Benefit, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

On Monday, February 6th at 7PM, five of Young Broadway's favorite blondes will present "Blonde Ambition," a one-night-only concert to benefit 'Broadway Barks.' The evening will feature Hunter Ryan Herdlicka ('A Little Night Music'), Lora Lee Gayer ('Follies'), Tess Soltau ('The Addams Family'), Ryah Nixon ('9 to 5' national tour), and Jessica Waxman, with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala. (more...)

92Y¬'S LYRICS & LYRICISTS Presents SONGS OF AMERICA 2/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

Lyrics & Lyricists will present Songs of America: From Stephen Foster to Bob Dylan and Beyond. (more...)

DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Sarah Ruhl Comedy At The Waterfront
by Beau Higgins - Jan 24, 2012

"Dead Man's Cell Phone" is by Sarah Ruhl, one of the hottest young playwrights on today's American theater scene. She was the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award, as well as a Pulitzer Prize finalist. "Cell Phone" was a hit Off-Broadway with Mary Louise Parker ("Weeds") and was one of the top five most produced plays in 2011 in regional theaters across the country. The Waterfront now brings this wonderfully vibrant piece to the Keys community. The New York Times called it "A beguiling comedy with surprising twists and turns." (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: January 23-29
by BWW - Jan 23, 2012

Last week, Broadway said goodbye to Follies and THE MOUNTAINTOP, but there's lots coming this week to fill the void. Coming soon are Nick Jonas and Cynthia Nixon, who will soon take their first official bows in HOW TO SUCCEED and WIT! (more...)

FOLLIES Fails to Recoup on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Follies just took its final Broadway ow last night, January 22, and according to the New York Times, despite its extended run, the show failed to recoup its initial investment. Michael Kaiser of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts told the HUffington Post that 'while the production did not recoup its full investment on Broadway, it did far better financially than I had planned.' (more...)

Review - The Road To Mecca
by Ben Peltz - Jan 23, 2012

There's a beautiful softness that bathes every artistic aspect of director Gordon Edelstein's graceful and endearing production of Athol Fugard's meditation on independence through creativity, The Road To Mecca. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Klea Blackhurst Headlining Drury Lane's GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning musical GYPSY, opening January 26 and running through April 1. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Terri White to be Honored at 2012 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

The cast of the 10th Annual Nightlife Awards continues to grow with one stellar performer after another added to the bill. Terri White (Follies), who spent a great many years as one of New York's most exciting piano bar entertainers, will be honored with a Special Award for her Contributions to New York Nightlife. As is always the case with The All-Performance Nightlife Awards, Terri will take the stage to sing. A guest star joining the cast is the heralded TV and nightclub comedian, Ray Ellin. Also returning to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Nightlife Awards by performing are two former Nightlife Jazz Vocalist winners, Allan Harris and Karen Oberlin. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for FOLLIES at the Ahmanson in LA!
by Contests Broadway - Jan 23, 2012

Direct from Broadway! Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE FAB FOLLIES, et. al. Set to Play Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

The Sands Theatre Company will present BAREFOOT IN THE PARK by Neil Simon, THE FAB Follies, and THE JUNGLE BOOK at the Athens Theatre. (more...)

High School in the Spotlight: West Fargo High!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Based on user demand, BWW is taking our commitment to arts education one step further with the launch of the BWW Student Center - High School Edition. This directory features upcoming show listings for more than 1500 high schools nationwide with more being added each week. Schools can register for 'enhanced' listings on the site - adding in photos, cast lists, videos, links and more. Productions that take advantage of this will receive highlights on our listing pages, extra editorial mentions and potential spotlight features. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Skip Toronto and Open on Broadway November 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2012

Producers Aubrey Dan, Martyn Hayes and Peter W. Lamb for Dancap Productions Inc., today announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold "Hal" Prince will open directly on Broadway in November 2012 and will forgo the pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox with Terri White and Susan Watson!
by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - Jan 22, 2012

As in years past, BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Seth to exclusively bring you the full length episodes right here and we're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat, with Follies' Susan Watson and Terri White, below! Hear the co-stars talk about their Follies audition process, Susan's two year run in BYE BYE BIRDIE, Terri's tap-infused career and more - plus, get a sneak peek at Seth's new book, My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan. (more...)

FOLLIES Closes on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2012

Performances began on Sunday, August 7th for James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Follies, directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jan 22, 2012

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Sunday, January 22, 2012. (more...)

The Ordway Presents The Words and Music of Contemporary Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2012

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Photo Flashback: FOLLIES Ends Its Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2012

The production finishes performances on Broadway today, prior to a spring limited run in Los Angeles. Get a look back at Follies' journey to Broadway, from its Kennedy Center run onward, below! (more...)

THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE Announces 2012 Winter And Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2012

The Broadway Experience is about to celebrate their ?fth year and is thrilled to announce their audition tour/masterclass series 2012. (more...)

The Ordway Presents The Words and Music of Contemporary Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

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BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Elon University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/20/2012
by BWW - Jan 20, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/20/2012. (more...)

Here Presents MIRANDA 1/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

HERE is set to present Miranda, a HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) production by Kamala Sankaram (Creator / Composer / Librettist with Rob Reese). Directed by Rob Reese, Miranda will play 8 performances only from January 12 - 21 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue) as a featured presentation within HERE's 2011-12 Season. (more...)

SHATNER'S WORLD Rush Policy Announced; Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday January 21, to the general public for William Shatner's Broadway show SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT at www.telecharge.com. Producers also announced the show's creative team and student ticket policy. (more...)

Bernadette Peters To Perform At Atlanta Symphony Gala Music Ed Benefit 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will host its second annual Symphony Gala on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. (more...)

BWW Exclusive STAGE ART - ONCE!
by BWW - Jan 20, 2012

This week - it's all about ONCE! Time is running out to see this beautiful production, which closes at Broadway's Marquee Theatre on January 22. Featured in the artwork below is Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige! (more...)

Ringmaster Paul Binder Joins Symphony Space¬'s THE THALIA FOLLIES 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

Guest star Paul Binder, Ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus, will join Symphony Space's political cabaret, The Thalia Follies, returning for its seventh season to the stage with its newest production, Primary Colors. (more...)

Confirmado el reparto completo de 'Follies'
by Roberto Rodriguez - Jan 19, 2012

El musical, dirigido por Marios Gas, se podr√° ver en el Teatro Espa√Īol de Madrid desde el pr√≥ximo 10 de Febrero hasta el 8 de Abril. (more...)

BWW DC 2012 Awards Winners Announced! - Stokes, Diaz, DREAMGIRLS & More!
by BWW - Jan 19, 2012

After an intense internal auditing process, the results are in for the 2011 DC Awards! This year's awards broke traffic records and we couldn't be more excited to announce the 2011 BroadwayWorld DC Award winners! (more...)

Reunion Planned for Employees of Former Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

A gala reunion is being held for those who worked at America's first Dinner Theater, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 6:30pm to 12:30am at the European Chalet, 5445 S. Harlem (two blocks from the site of the original theater). The $50 admission includes dinner, open bar from 6:30pm to 10:30pm and a commemorative gift. Candlelight founders William Pullinsi and Anthony D'Angelo will attend and make special remarks. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Encores' MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Casting has been completed for New York City Center's upcoming Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, will be directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012, at New York City Center, 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

Linda Lavin to Perform at Upper East Side Barnes & Noble, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Linda Lavin will celebrate the release of her debut album "Possibilities" on Ghostlight Records with a performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on 86th St & Lexington Avenue in NYC on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6pm. She will be supported by a trio of musicians, including Billy Stritch on piano, Steve Doyle on bass & Steve Bakunas on drums. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Relaunches DOWNSTAGE CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

The American Theatre Wing (Theodore S. Chapin, Chairman, Board of Trustees; Heather Hitchens, Executive Director) has relaunched its popular podcast series, Downstage Center, with an all new format. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 18th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 18, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Russell Crowe's Chicago vocal coach, a hot new Broadway star, three productions at the North Shore Center, 'Show Boat,' Jessie and Darren's dreams come true and more.... (more...)

SIDETRACKED Comes To Macha Theatre 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2012

Sharon Michaels in association with the Macha Theatre presents SIDETRACKED, a world premiere whodunit set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, directed by Ray A. Rochelle. (more...)

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center Announces 2011-12 Family Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2012

Broadway Playhouse brings Broadway's greatest shows to the youngest generation of musical theater fans with mini-musicals, medleys, sing-alongs and games in which audience members participate. (more...)

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