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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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SHOW ME – Glamour is back im Friedrichstadt Palast-Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - Sep 3, 2012

Am 18. Oktober feiert mit SHOW ME die Show mit dem bisher größten Produktionsbudget Weltpremiere am Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin. Auf dem heutigen Presse-Brunch stellte Dr. Berndt Schmidt, Intendant des Hauses an der Friedrichstraße 107 und Produzent der neuen Show, die kreativen Akteure vor, erläuterte die hinter der Show stehende Idee, und gab einen ersten Einblick von Kostümen und der gigantischen Bühnenarchitektur. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for September 2012
by - Sep 1, 2012

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for September, 2012. (more...)

Noah Racey, Anne Horak and More Star in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/28-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get Crazy for You, the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 28 - September 2. Playing Bobby Child will be award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man Noah Racey, who has performed on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies, Curtains and Never Gonna Dance. Playing the feisty Polly Baker will be Anne Horak, whose Broadway and touring credits include Young Frankenstein and White Christmas. (more...)

FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Set for Griffith Park this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2012, the largest summer theater event in the City of Los Angeles, begins its performances June 28 and runs Thursdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. through to September 2. All Performances are free. (more...)

CURTAINS, from The Creators of Cabaret & Chicago, Set for European Professional Premiere July 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

Curtains, the backstage musical comedy whodunit from the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, will get its European professional premiere production in a strictly limited 6-week season at the Landor Theatre from 25 July - 1 September. (more...)

THE PAN SHOW, Guest Artists and More Set for Touchstone Theatre's 2012-13 Season in Bethlehem
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

Touchstone Theatre, now heading into its 32nd season, will be producing three original works created by the Ensemble, as well as bringing in performances by nationally celebrated artists from across the country. The theatre's community initiatives and arts-in-education programming will further enrich their season. (more...)

North Coast Rep Presents San Diego Premiere of Steve Martin's Adaptation of THE UNDERPANTS, 9/5-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents a San Diego premiere of The Underpants, adapted by Steve Martin and written by Carl Sternheim. The show begins previews September 5-7 and continues September 8 through October 7, 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audiences Crazy for Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU
by Harmony Wheeler - Aug 30, 2012

Climb the "stairway to paradise" at the Sacramento Music Circus production of "Crazy For You." Featuring the best of the Gershwin's classic songs, the California Musical Theatre production takes audiences to musical theatre paradise with perfectly staged comedy, all sorts of impressive dancing and amazing vocals from a stellar, all-equity cast. Who could ask for anything more? (more...)

Up on the Marquee: A CHRISTMAS STORY!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 30, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical! will arrive on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. The producers have announced that the new musical, based on the 1983 movie perennial, will play a November 5 - December 30 holiday engagement. Opening night is Monday, November 19. The marquee just went up at the Lunt-Fontanne, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING- Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

After a three-year absence, Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway returns to the 47th Street Theatre with a brand new edition, Forbidden Broadway: ALIVE AND KICKING. The show, which opens Thursday, September 6, will run for a limited engagement through January 6, 2013. This production will mark Forbidden Broadway's 30th Anniversary, as well as its 21st edition. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below! (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Presents ASSASSINS, 9/4-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

Assassins will be directed at The Milwaukee Rep by Artistic Director Mark Clements. This will be the third musical he has directed since he began his tenure at The Rep following last season's hit Next to Normal and Cabaret from his first season. With the selection of Assassins for the 2012/13 Season, Milwaukee Repertory Theater shows its commitment to continuing to produce full-scale musicals as part of its repertoire. Clements has assembled a top-notch cast for this production featuring many performers with extensive Broadway credits. Assassins runs in the Quadracci Powerhouse from September 4 - October 7, and opens on Friday, September 7. (more...)

California Central Coast Early September Theatre Performances
by Curt Miner - Aug 29, 2012

As we come to the end of August and make our way on into September (is this weekend REALLY Labor Day Weekend … already?!), I trust you are planning to take in one or more of the wonderful productions playing at some of the many theatre and live performance establishments that make their home and ply their artistic trade here on the California Central Coast! And speaking of WONDERFUL … (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Faces Uncertain Future
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2012

As the curtain goes down this year on Totem Pole Playhouse's 62nd consecutive summer season, the local theatrical mainstay faces a cloudy future in which the curtain may not rise again for a 63rd season. (more...)

Linda Lavin to Play 54 Below and Birdland in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Tony Award winner Linda Lavin will make nightclub appearances in New York in September, including two shows at 54 BELOW (254 W. 54 St. in Manhattan) on September 17 at 7 p.m. and September 23 at 3 p.m. with musical director Billy Stritch and a 5-piece combo. (more...)

Noah Racey, Anne Horak and More Star in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get Crazy for You, the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion from tonight, August 28 - September 2. Playing Bobby Child will be award-winning Broadway song-and-dance man Noah Racey, who has performed on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies, Curtains and Never Gonna Dance. Playing the feisty Polly Baker will be Anne Horak, whose Broadway and touring credits include Young Frankenstein and White Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Noah Racey and Anne Horak Onstage in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get Crazy for You, the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 28 - September 2. Check out production photos, featuring Noah Racey as Bobby Child and Anne Horak as Polly Baker, below! (more...)

Sarrah Strimmel, Jamie LaVerdiere and More to Lead Northport SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012

Charity Hope Valentine, with a shoulder bag and a heart tattooed on her left arm, works as a dancer-for-hire in a Times Square Dance Hall but longs for love. (more...)

Robert Cray to Release NOTHIN BUT LOVE Album August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2012

Five-time Grammy award winning legend and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Cray has announced that his brand new studio album Nothin But Love will be released in the UK by Provogue Records on Monday August 27th. (more...)

Sean Palmer, Matthew Crowle and More Set for Drury Lane Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Beg. 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, makes a splash with the effervescent musical comedy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing November 8, opening November 15, and running through January 13, 2013. (more...)

SoCal's Laguna Playhouse Welcomes RITA RUDNER: ACT 3, 8/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

The Laguna Playhouse welcomes back Rita Rudner, one of the country's top comediennes, for an exclusive three-day stand-up engagement, aptly titled Rita Rudner: Act 3, Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2012. Performance times are 7 p.m. each evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: Araca Project's HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN in Rehearsal Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2012

Hot Mess in Manhattan: The Musical, featuring music by 12 of today's musical theatre composers, will perform a limited run August 30-September 8 at The American Theatre of Actors (314 W. 54th Street NYC) as a part of the second annual Araca Project. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Araca Project's HOT MESS IN MANHATTAN: THE MUSICAL, Featuring Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Ryan Scott Oliver and More, Begins 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

Hot Mess in Manhattan: The Musical, featuring music by 12 of today's musical theatre composers, will perform a limited run August 30-September 8 at The American Theatre of Actors (314 W. 54th Street NYC) as a part of the second annual Araca Project. (more...)

Kritzerland to Release 2nd Edition of Remixed FOLLIES Album!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

Kritzerland has just announced a second edition for the critically acclaimed newly remixed cast album for Follies- The 1971 Original Broadway Cast Recording. For only the second time in Kritzerland history, Kritzerland is doing a second edition of one of our limited edition CDs (the first was for Promises, Promises). The reaction to this newly mixed version of Follies has been overwhelming, and the original first edition of 1500 copies was gone by the time word had spread and reviews had appeared. Stephen Sondheim called the new mix "a miracle" and that's been pretty much the reaction from everyone, including original co-director and producer Harold Prince, cast members John McMartin (the original Ben) and Harvey Evans (the original Young Buddy), Ted Chapin (the author of Everything Was Possible, the book about the creation of Follies), and logo creator David Edward Byrd. At the request of Mr. Sondheim, we are issuing this one-time only second edition so that it will be available for those who either hadn't heard about it or were too slow ordering. (more...)

SoCal's Laguna Playhouse Welcomes RITA RUDNER: ACT 3, Now thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

The Laguna Playhouse welcomes back Rita Rudner, one of the country's top comediennes, for an exclusive three-day stand-up engagement, aptly titled Rita Rudner: Act 3, tonight, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2012. Performance times are 7 p.m. each evening. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Presents THE SOPHISTICATES Bi-Weekly
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2012

The Metropolitan Room is proud to announce that they now have a bi-weekly Ole Fashioned Burlesque Show at The Metropolitan Room - THE BEST IN NYC. It's Sophisticated. It's Exciting. It's Entertaining. It's a MUST SEE. A guaranteed memorable experience. (more...)

BWW Exclusive STAGE ART - BRING IT ON on Broadway!
by BWW - Aug 23, 2012

This week - it's all about BRING IT ON! Direct from a 13-city National Tour, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, opened on Broadway on August 1, 2012 at The St. James Theatre for a 12-week limited engagement through Sunday, October 7, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 22, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full cast this July for the new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The show is set to open on November 13, 2012 and will star Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood. Meet the whole cast in the video and bios below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 22nd, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 22, 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. The 2012 Equity Jeff Award nominees, 'Xanadu' at Drury Lane, upcoming shows at Porchlight and Theo Ubique, dueling 'Assassins,' a summer theater surprise and more! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's FOLLIES, Goodman Theatre Lead Jeff Awards Equity Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 197 nominations in 34 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions, which opened between August 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012. The Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 118 Equity productions offered by 55 producing organizations. From these openings, 96 productions were 'Jeff Recommended,' which made them eligible for award nominations. (more...)

2012 Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

The Jeff Awards Committee announced 197 nominations in 34 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions, which opened between August 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012. The Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 118 Equity productions offered by 55 producing organizations. From these openings, 96 productions were 'Jeff Recommended,' which made them eligible for award nominations. (more...)

Late August Theatre Opportunities on the Central Coast of California
by Curt Miner - Aug 21, 2012

As we move toward the latter portion of August and the end of summer (sigh ... some schools are already back at it!), I hope you are making plans to attend a few of the wonderful shows currently (or soon to be) running at any of the numerous live performance and theatre venues so readily found here on the Central Coast of California! (more...)

Breaking: 2004 Cast of Roundabout's ASSASSINS to Reunite for Dec. 3 Benefit Reading; Cerveris, O'Hare, Kudisch, Harris, Barbour, Cantone & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 21, 2012

Reuniting for one night only are the stars of the 2004 Tony Award winning production: Becky Ann Baker (Sara Jane Moore), James Barbour (Leon Czolgosz), Mario Cantone (Samuel Byck), Michael Cerveris (John Wilkes Booth), Mary Catherine Garrison (Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme), Alexander Gemignani (John Hinckley), Neil Patrick Harris (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Marc Kudisch (Proprietor), Jeffrey Kuhn (Giuseppe Zangara) and Denis O'Hare (Charles Guiteau). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Noah Racey in Music Circus' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like "I Got Rhythm" and "Someone to Watch Over Me" with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get Crazy for You, the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion from August 28 - September 2. Get a first look at Noah Racey as Bobby Child with the ensemble in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Donna Murphy Guest Stars on CBS's MADE IN JERSEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Tony winning actress Donna Murphy will guest star in the pilot episode of the new CBS drama series MADE IN JERSEY. Murphy will portray Darlene Garetti, described as 'Martina's (Janet Montgomery) supportive mother' in the episode which airs September 28 at 9 PM ET on CBS. Get a first look below! (more...)

Save Over 30% on CHAPLIN, the Big Musical About The Little Tramp; Previews Begin Tomorrow, 8/21!
by Contests Broadway - Aug 20, 2012

From small-time London music hall performer to big-time Hollywood icon, mere words cannot describe the incredible rags to riches story of Charlie Chaplin. And now that remarkable story comes to life - on Broadway - in CHAPLIN THE MUSICAL with previews beginning tomorrow! Save over 30% on tickets to this highly-anticipated musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHAPLIN Begins Performances Tomorrow - Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN begins previews tomorrow at 8pm and opens September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Meet the cast below! (more...)

Linda Lavin, Anita Gillette and More Set for Birdland in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Birdland (315 West 44th Street - between 8th & 9th Aves.) has announced entertainment for the month of September, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FOR THE RECORD: JOHN HUGHES at Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

With the newly remodeled live music space nearing completion and innovative menus still being unveiled, Rockwell: Table & Stage continues their exciting summer long "Soft Opening" by presenting a reconditioned version of For The Record: John Hughes. Get a first look at the show in the photos below! (more...)

Doug Graham Brings PERFECTLY IMPERFECT to Palm Desert's Newman Theater Today, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2012

For this new one-man show, 'Perfectly Imperfect', Doug has compiled a roster of song selections from Broadway, The Great American Songbook, and Popular music that he feels describe himself, but most likely the audience will see a little of themselves in more than a few. The show begins at 2 PM today, August 19th at the Arthur Newman Theater located in the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert. Local musical director Joel Baker will accompany Doug on piano for the show. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: JOHN HUGHES Plays Rockwell: Table & Stage, Now thru 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

With the newly remodeled live music space nearing completion and innovative menus still being unveiled, Rockwell: Table & Stage continues their exciting summer long "Soft Opening" by presenting a reconditioned version of For The Record: John Hughes. Joining the creative team are Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles, Broadway's Avenue Q) and Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) who have contributed a reinvented script that focuses the show around John Hughes seminal coming of age teen flicks. (more...)

Alexis J. Rogers, Lanie Robertson and More set for Porchlight's 'LADY DAY' and PAL JOEY, Feb & April, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Michael Weber, Artistic Director of Porchlight Music Theatre, announced casting for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, February 2 - March 10, 2013 and Pal Joey, April 20 - May 26, 2013, both at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont and the naming of new Artistic Associates and members to the Advisory Board. Alexis J. Rogers will play "Billie Holiday" in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, by Lanie Robertson to be directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley. (more...)

Catherine Zeta-Jones to Narrate GPR's THE RUNAWAY BUNNY Recording, Set for Release, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

GPR Records will release a recording of Catherine Zeta-Jones narrating The Runaway Bunny, based on the best selling children's classic by Margaret Wise Brown. Also on the CD will be English Baritone Mark Stone singing Goodnight Moon and a special guest superstar narrating Poulenc's Babar, The Elephant. The CD will be released on November 15th, will be available at www.GPRRecords.com, Amazon, and iTunes. (more...)

NCT Presents FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 9/27 - 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

New Candlelight Theatre (NCT) presents Follies IN CONCERT, September 27-30, 2012. The proceeds from this special event will benefit the New Candlelight Memorial Endowment Fund which assists with funding the capital efforts of New Candlelight Theatre. (more...)

Atlantic Theatre Company's HARPER REGAN, With Mary McCann, Christopher Innvar and More, to Open 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Atlantic Theater Company will present the New York premiere of HARPER REGAN, by Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, starring an ensemble cast featuring Vandit Bhatt, Christopher Innvar, Mahira Kakkar, Jordan Lage, Madeleine Martin, Mary McCann, Mary Beth Peil, Gareth Saxe, Peter Scanavino, John Sharian and Stephen Tyrone Williams, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

Lee Meriwether and Theatre Island Bring THE WOMEN OF SPOON RIVER to FringeNYC, 8/10-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Lee Meriwether and Theatre Island Productions present THE WOMEN OF SPOON RIVER: THEIR VOICES FROM THE HILL as part of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, August 10-17. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Remembering OKLAHOMA!'s Joan Roberts
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Joan Roberts, the stage and film actress who created the role of 'Laurey' in the original 1943 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, died on Monday August 13, in Stamford, Connecticut. She was 95, and died of congestive heart failure, according to her son, John Donlon. In the video below, Imagem Music Group remembers the stage star by sharing a 2011 interview. Check it out below. (more...)

Library of Congress Announces 2012-13 AMERICAN VOICES Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

The 2012-2013 Concerts from the Library of Congress season offers a packed lineup of 40 concerts, lectures, film screenings, master classes and workshops, all celebrating the rich tapestry of the nation's musical heritage. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., with a performance by the Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 15th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 15, 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. Casting news for ChiShakes' 'Sunday,' TATC's '42nd Street' and Paramount's 'Grease,' plus ALW and the eye-popping Marriott season, Chicago's first 'Q,' Super September along Belmont Avenue and much more! (more...)

Voices 3 Returns to the Suncoast Showroom, 9/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

Following a successful debut last year, popular Las Vegas entertainers Bill Fayne, Teddy Davey and Chris Coyne - together as Voices 3 - return to the Suncoast Showroom September 22 and 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sherri L. Edelen and More in Signature Theatre's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, now playing through October 7, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below. (more...)

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