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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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Stephen Sondheim Returns to the Colbert Report Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

Stephen Sondheim is set to return to the Colbert Report on November 30. His last appearance on the Comedy Central show was in December 2010. (more...)

Patrick Page, Lauren Kennedy & More Set for THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY Weekly Revue at Feinstein's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, will continue its Fall 2011 season with "THE BROADWAY HOOTENANNY," a new weekly show produced, created and hosted by Scott Siegel. Jesse Kissel serves as Musical Director. The show runs on Thursday nights at 11:00 PM (except for the first Thursday of the month) starting on December 8 at the Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Brochu, Cady Huffman in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as SheriDan Whiteside and Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman as Lorraine Sheldon. This marks the Off-Broadway debut of the classic American comedy. Performances began November 25th and the Opening is this Sunday, December 4th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Sarah Pfisterer, Rick Hilsabeck Lead CHRISTMAS TIME at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced that Broadway stars (and real-life couple) Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck have been added as special guests to the company's annual holiday revue "Christmas Time," now in its 29th spectacular season. (more...)

FOLLIES Cast Album Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Broadway cast of Follies will be heading to the recording studio this week, and PS Classics is set to release the new cast recording for the revival on November 29. To pre-order the double-disc album online at $14.95, visit www.psclassics.com. (more...)

AUDIO: FOLLIES' Danny Burnstein Visits NPR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2011

Two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Follies. Today PS Classics released the new two-disc Broadway cast album of the hit production. In anticipation of the album's release, Burstein visited NPR's 'Fresh Air' to talk with host Terry Gross about playing Buddy Plummer in the iconic musical. Click below to listen to the full interview! (more...)

Signature Theatre Presents Holiday Follies Cabaret 12/13-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

Break out the tinsel, pour the eggnog, and light up the yule log! The holiday season is here and that means Signature Theatre will be hosting its annual holiday celebration, Holiday Follies from December 13th - December 23rd. (more...)

Tony Award Winner John Rando to Direct A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour; Gene Weygandt, Rachel Bay Jones Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have announced the latest additions to their creative team and principal cast. Tony Award winning John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) has signed on as the new director for the national holiday tour. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases Linda Lavin's New Album Possibilities 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

Ghostlight Records is releasing the debut album from Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Linda Lavin, entitled 'Possibilities.' (more...)

Sherman Hemsley, Michael Eisner, et al. to Be Inducted Into Television Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Committee has selected a groundbreaking production team, an iconic executive, an internationally renowned TV variety show host, a leading actor, an award-winning lighting designer, a multiple Emmy®-winning producer, and one of television's most beloved comedy couples as the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame, announced Television Academy Chairman and CEO John Shaffner. (more...)

Photo Flash: David Pittu, Anne Kaufman Attend The Man Who Came to Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

David Pittu and Anne Kaufman (daughter of George S. Kaufman) attended the first preview of Off-Broadway's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu and Cady Huffman this past Saturday, November 26th. After the show, they congratulated the cast and happily posed for photos. (more...)

BWW TV: A CHRISTMAS STORY On Tour - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2011

Want to see tour highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical? Click below for the show's official montage! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: November 28 - December 4
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2011

Check to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances? Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees? Just want a quick look at all Broadway show schedules for the week? We've got the answers! (more...)

Derek McLane, Kenneth Posner, et al. Join Design Team of THE BEST MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel have just announced the design team for the upcoming Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN. Tony and Drama Desk Award winning scenic designer DEREK McLANE (33 Variations, Anything Goes), Tony and Drama Desk Award winning lighting designer KENNETH POSNER (The Coast of Utopia, Part 2 - Shipwreck) and five-time Tony Award nominated costume designer ANN ROTH (The Book of Mormon) will design the play about power, ambition, political secrets, ruthlessness and the race for the presidency. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour Launches Tomorrow at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

On November 8th, A Christmas Story, The Musical! launches its National Tour at The Hershey Theatre in Hershey, PA. America's #1 Christmas movie comes to life on stage as hilarious holiday musical featuring a bright holiday score by composer/lyricist team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joseph Robinette based on the writings of radio humorist Jean Shepherd and the 1983 holiday film favorite. Tony Award winner John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) will direct the production with Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow, Follies, An Evening With Hugh Jackman) choreographing. Peter Billingsley, who starred as Ralphie in the original 1983 film, serves as a producer for the holiday tour. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/28
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2011

Welcome to the first edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 11/27/2011. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: November 28- December 4
by BWW - Nov 28, 2011

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's feature: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Inside, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). One of the most infamous duos of all time officially arrives on Broadway this week, as Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes take their first bows in BONNIE & CLYDE. This otherwise slow week could e a great time to see the pair in action, or to catch one of the many other shows that are still in previews! (more...)

Liz Callaway Leads SUNSET BOULEVARD at Pittsburgh CLO Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

Pittsburgh CLO will welcome Liz Callaway back to Pittsburgh in 2012 to star as Norma Desmond in Pittsburgh CLO's inaugural production of Sunset Boulevard. Ms. Callaway charmed audiences and critics alike last summer in Pittsburgh CLO's premiere of Love Changes Everything: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The remainder of the cast for this extraordinary production will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Review - Blood and Gifts & Private Lives
by Ben Peltz - Nov 28, 2011

In The Book of Mormon, the young Ugandan ingénue sings of a fantasy world she imagines where all the warlords are friendly.  And while in J.T. Rogers' intriguing drama of 1980s American foreign policy, Blood and Gifts, Afghan warlord Abdullah Kahn isn't exactly depicted as a saint, the author paints him as a man deeply dedicated to his family and the culture of his people who, like a typical American father, has job-related headaches (trying to secure weapons to defend his soil against the Soviets) and can't understand the music his son listens to (Rod Stewart's 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and Tina Turner's 'What's Love Got to Do with It').  As played by Bernard White, he is a humble and patriotic man of dignity. (more...)

BWW Chicago Awards Update 11/28 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Nov 28, 2011

There's just 4 weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 Chicago Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 28, 2011. (more...)

BWW DC Awards Update 11/28 - Have You Voted?
by BWW - Nov 28, 2011

There's just 4 weeks left to go in voting for the 2011 DC Awards and here is the latest update! Have you voted yet, and helped to spread the word to support your favorites in the hopes that they will be the recipients of a 2011 BroadwayWorld DC Award? There is no time to waste, click on the voting link and make your opinion count! Below are the stats so far as of Monday November 28, 2011. (more...)

El Teatro Español convoca audiciones para el musical "Follies"
by Laura Pelaez - Nov 28, 2011

El Teatro Español convoca audiones para bailarines para el musical Follies durante el mes de diciembre. El perfil buscado responde a jóvenes bailarines con buenas nociones de canto. El estreno de este musical, cuya dirección está en manos de Mario Gas, está previsto para el mes de febrero de 2012. (more...)

BWW JR: A Tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre
by Erin Leigh Peck - Nov 28, 2011

Last weekend the folks at Disney Theatrical set me and my daughter up for a real treat. My eight-year-old, her friend and I along with other bloggers and columnists were all invited on a special preview tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Broadway's Mary Poppins. This was more than a backstage tour (which ps, you can get if you toss $150 into the BCEFA holiday collection bucket from now until December 4th…if you are lucky enough to be seeing Mary Poppins this week, consider taking advantage of this special treat in return for supporting a terrific cause). (more...)

CAPEZIO Celebrates 125 Years With BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2011

Capezio celebrates 125 years of excellence with this one-night only special show on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. A glorious production highlighting some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen saluting this milestone. (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED's Final Performance Will Be 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2011

Following eighteen sold out shows, the hit cabaret series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, will continue for an nineteenth installment, Sunday, October 30 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. Sondheim Unplugged is currently celebrating the second year of it's smash run, having begun this journey of celebrating Sondheim in July of 2010. The series will close, following an unprecedented 17 month run, with it's 20th performance on Monday, November 28 @ 7pm. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; John Simpkins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Begins Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company presents Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as Sheridan Whiteside and Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman as Lorraine Sheldon. (more...)

Jennifer Werner, James Cunningham Lead Engeman's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Previews Open Today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is set to announce its holiday show A WONDERFUL LIFE. (more...)

Cape May Stage's THIS WONDERFUL LIFE Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

Cape May Stage officially begins its holiday celebrations at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at Bank and Lafayette Streets on November 25th with award-winning playwright Steve Murray's 'This Wonderful Life'- the visually stunning stage adaptation of the perennially popular holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life. (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: A Look Back!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, everyone! If you're a follower of BWW's School in the Spotlight series, you'll know that every Friday, we shine a spotlight on a school's performing arts program. With today being the day after Thanksgiving, to keep that celebratory feeling going, we bring you a special look back at the schools that have been featured in the past few weeks. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 11/25/2011
by BWW - Nov 25, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 11/25/2011. (more...)

Goodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

Marking the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, and inspired by first hand accounts, Goodbye Barcelona focuses on Sammy, a young man driven to leave his home in London and join the International Brigades to fight against the fascists. (more...)

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Previews Off-B'way 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as Sheridan Whiteside and Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman as Lorraine Sheldon. This marks the Off-Broadway debut of the classic American comedy. (more...)

Alley Theatre Presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES. Previews 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

This season, along with Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas, which runs on the Hubbard Stage, the Alley Theatre will once again present a second holiday production, David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries on the Neuhaus Stage. (more...)

Cady Huffman Leads Peccadillo's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as Sheridan Whiteside and Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman as Lorraine Sheldon. This marks the Off-Broadway debut of the classic American comedy. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Returns to the Colbert Report, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2011

Stephen Sondheim is set to return to the Colbert Report on November 30. His last appearance on the Comedy Central show was in December 2010. (more...)

BALLS...THE MUSICAL? Receives Off-Broadway Engagement, 12/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2011

Following a sold-out and extended run at the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Balls…the Musical?, makes the move to a limited Off-Broadway engagement from December 7 through 24 at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd St.). Opening night is December 8 at 8pm. (more...)

PTC Presents ANNIE 12/2-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the holiday family musical Annie from December 2 through December 23, 2011. (more...)

Sarah Pfisterer, Rick Hilsabeck Lead CHRISTMAS TIME at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced that Broadway stars (and real-life couple) Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck have been added as special guests to the company's annual holiday revue "Christmas Time," now in its 29th spectacular season. (more...)

Scott Siegel Starts New Show at Feinstein's 12/8
by Sally Henry - Dec 2, 2011

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...)

Photo Coverage: Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters & Stars of FOLLIES Celebrate Cast Album Release at B&N
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 2, 2011

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, released the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of Follies on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Yesterday, December 1st, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and additional members of the cast of Follies signed copies of the album at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side. The album is produced by Tommy Krasker. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 12/2/2011
by BWW - Dec 2, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 12/2/2011. (more...)

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Opens Off-B'way 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2011

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu as Sheridan Whiteside and Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman as Lorraine Sheldon. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 26- December 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! (more...)

BONNIE & CLYDE Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

BONNIE & CLYDE is currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The show began previews on Friday, November 4th and opens tonight, December 1st! (more...)

Hugh Jackman, Bernadette Peters, Daniel Radcliffe & More to Present Gypsy of the Year Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year, to be presented Monday, December 5 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 5 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W. 42nd Street), will feature performances by 17 of the hottest Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a 40-year reunion of the original Broadway cast of Grease, a tribute to national touring companies and appearances by more than 300 actors, singers and dancers. (more...)

Christmas City Follies Takes the Stage for Twelfth Season at Touchstone 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

A staple of the season and a favorite in the Christmas City for over a decade, Touchstone Theatre's beloved classic Christmas City Follies returns to the stage for its twelfth incarnation. The show runs December 1-18, 2011. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & Cast of FOLLIES Set for Barnes & Noble Album Signing Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will release the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of Follies on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. On Thursday, December 1st, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and other members of the cast of Follies will sign copies of the album at Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th St; between Lexington & 3rd Ave.) beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. The album is produced by Tommy Krasker. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim Returns to The Colbert Report!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2011

Stephen Sondheim returned to the Colbert Report on November 30 to discuss his new book, 'Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Wafflings, Diversions and Anecdotes', talk about his characters and shows and of course to talk about Stephen Colbert's performance in COMPANY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michelle Lee Visits THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2011

Broadway favorite Michele Lee attended a preview of Off-Broadway's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER starring Jim Brochu and Cady Huffman this past Tuesday, November 29th. The celebrated stage & film star was the first to leap to her feet at the end of the performance, leading the standing ovation. Check out a photo of Lee with Brochu below! (more...)

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