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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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Maureen Brennan & George Dvorsky Set For Concert at Birdland 10/17Maureen Brennan & George Dvorsky Set For Concert at Birdland 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present theater veterans Maureen Brennan and George Dvorsky in 'We're Still Here' on Monday, October 17 at 7pm. (more...)

Review - Freud's Last SessionReview - Freud's Last Session
by Ben Peltz - Oct 17, 2011

After more than 14 months at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, Mark St. Germain's clever and engrossing two-hander, Freud's Last Session, which depicts a visit between the aging atheist Sigmund Freud and the young, newly-Christian C.S. Lewis, who had satirized the famed psychiatrist in The Pilgrim's Regress, is the latest in the trend of hit shows moving to New World Stages. (more...)

Studio 5 at City Center Features Damian Woetzel, Victoria ClarkStudio 5 at City Center Features Damian Woetzel, Victoria Clark
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

This season in Studio 5 at City Center, renowned dancer-turned director Damian Woetzel will offer an intimate look at today's most compelling dance artists and companies, including American Ballet Theatre and Christopher Wheeldon, and Tony Award-winning performer and master teacher Victoria Clark will explore City Center's beloved Encores! series. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Burgess, Lazar, Dacal-LedTo LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub, 10/17Full Cast Announced for Burgess, Lazar, Dacal-LedTo LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

The complete cast has been announced for the fourth annual concert series of LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert. (more...)

Mark St. GermainÂ's THE BEST OF ENEMIES Returns to Barrington Stage, 10/5-16Mark St. GermainÂ's THE BEST OF ENEMIES Returns to Barrington Stage, 10/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, today announced the return of the acclaimed new play, The Best of Enemies, by Mark St. Germain (author of Freud's Last Session), for a run from October 5 through 16 at the BSC Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the New Trailer for GRUMPY OLD MENSTAGE TUBE: Watch the New Trailer for GRUMPY OLD MEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2011

Click below to watch a trailer of the World Premiere of Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, playing October 13 to November 5 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

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FOLLIES' Barrett and Moniz to Appear at Sidetrack, 10/17FOLLIES' Barrett and Moniz to Appear at Sidetrack, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2011

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, now in its 25th Anniversary Season, announces a special appearance this Monday, October 17, at Sidetrack Chicago, 3349 N. Halsted, with Follies cast members Susan Moniz (Sally Durant Plummer) and Brent Barrett (Benjamin Stone). Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies opened to rave reviews at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Wednesday, October 12. Due to high ticker demand, the show has been extended by one week, through November 13, 2011. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 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! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 1-7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Emery, Bevan and Walmsley Join Cast of BILLY ELLIOTPhoto Coverage: Emery, Bevan and Walmsley Join Cast of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

On 14 November 2011 Gillian Bevan (Mrs Wilkinson) and Deka Walmsley (Dad) will join the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical along with Ann Emery who returns to the cast to play Grandma, the role she originated on stage at the Victoria Palace in 2005 and played until 2010. They will be joined by new principal cast members Michael Peavoy (Tony), Sean Kearns (George) and Simon Ray Harvey (Mr. Braithwaite). (more...)

Marilyn Maye Honors Jerry Herman for His 80th at Feinstein'sMarilyn Maye Honors Jerry Herman for His 80th at Feinstein's
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Fall 2011 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer MARILYN MAYE. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIESally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

Goodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola TheatreGoodbye Barcelona Plays Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 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...)

Michael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALKMichael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Celebrating their 19th season on New York television, THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and series executive producer Susan Haskins call on savvy journalists Michael Musto of The Village Voice, Jesse Green of New Yorkmagazine, and Patrick Pacheco of NY1 News to contribute wisdom, hunches and barbs about the upcoming fall Broadway season. (more...)

Gillian Bevan And Deka Walmsley Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT Gillian Bevan And Deka Walmsley Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

On 14 November 2011 Gillian Bevan (Mrs Wilkinson) and Deka Walmsley (Dad) will join the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical along with Ann Emery who returns to the cast to play Grandma, the role she originated on stage at the Victoria Palace in 2005 and played until 2010. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Liz Callaway & BOOM!InDepth InterView: Liz Callaway & BOOM!
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 14, 2011

Bright, sunny, clarion-voiced leading lady Liz Callaway is not only known for her roles in the Broadway productions of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY, CATS, MISS SAIGON and THE LOOK OF LOVE, but also for her string of highly-successful studio albums - among them, the sensational 60s ode THE BEAT GOES ON and the musical theatre-centric THE STORY GOES ON, in addition to last year's superlative PASSAGE OF TIME - and, she is also well-loved for stunning live stage double-bills with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway - represented on record by SIBLING RIVALRY and, now, the new live album and show all about baby boomers and their sensational music, titled BOOM! In this all-encompassing conversation, Callaway and I parse her predilection for certain composers - Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb, Stephen Sondheim and many more included - as well as her memories of working with some of the most important musical theatre creators of the twentieth century over the course of her thirty-year career, such as legendary director Hal Prince and Sondheim himself on projects diverse as MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, A STEPHEN SONDHEIM EVENING and Follies: IN CONCERT. Plus, we also talk about Callaway's various musical influences, her childhood, her first Broadway show and first Broadway onstage experience, revisiting MERRILY twenty years later with the entire original cast, live versus studio performing, as well as what's coming up next for her in the coming months and new year - including the Christmas stage spectacular, YULETIDE - and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Here's to the Ladies Upstairs! FOLLIES is First Rate at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre BWW Reviews: Here's to the Ladies Upstairs! FOLLIES is First Rate at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by Misha Davenport - Oct 14, 2011

Chicago Shakespeare's production of 'Follies' is second to none (more...)

Photo Flash: A Glimpse at The Public Theater's KING LEAR, Featuring Sam Waterston, Kelli O'Hara and More, in Rehearsal!Photo Flash: A Glimpse at The Public Theater's KING LEAR, Featuring Sam Waterston, Kelli O'Hara and More, in Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews for KING LEAR, directed by James Macdonald, on Tuesday, October 18. KING LEAR will run through Sunday, November 20 in The Public's Newman Theater with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: KING LEAR in Rehearsals at the Public TheaterPhoto Flash: KING LEAR in Rehearsals at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews for KING LEAR, directed by James Macdonald, on Tuesday, October 18. KING LEAR will run through Sunday, November 20 in The Public's Newman Theater with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 8. (more...)

FOLLIES Extends At Chicago Shakespeare Thru 11/13FOLLIES Extends At Chicago Shakespeare Thru 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announced today the extension of its celebrated 25th Anniversary Season opening production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin, now playing through November 13, 2011, in CST's Courtyard Theater (more...)

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL Opens 10/13 in WinnipegGRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL Opens 10/13 in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

What's there to be grumpy about in Wabasha, Minnesota? There's lots of ice, tonnes of fish and a gorgeous new neighbour for long-time rivals John and Max to fight over. Criticized by their children for not embracing change, these two aging co-curmudgeons stand firm, content to fuel the fire of their decades-long feud. (more...)

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Broadway Unplugged Set for Town Hall 11/14; Kudisch, White, Page & MoreBroadway Unplugged Set for Town Hall 11/14; Kudisch, White, Page & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

It was announced today that the critically acclaimed annual concert, Broadway Unplugged, will return for its 8th season in a row with yet another all-star line-up. Musical theater history will be revisited when these great Broadway singers perform songs from the Great White Way the way they were originally heard -- un-miked! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends PUTTING IT TOGETHER Thru 10/13Porchlight Music Theatre Extends PUTTING IT TOGETHER Thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre, American Musicals. Chicago Style., announces three additional Thursday performances of Stephen Sondheim, Putting It Together, directed by Brenda Didier with music direction by Austin Cook, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.; Sept. 29, Oct. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BURLESQUE TO BROADWAY Comes to Buffalo and KelownaBURLESQUE TO BROADWAY Comes to Buffalo and Kelowna
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

With one show-stopping number after another, Burlesque to Broadway splashes onto the stage, starring Quinn Lemley, star of the critically acclaimed THE HEAT IS ON! Celebrating the life of Rita Hayworth, her two sexy sidekicks, Gracie (played by Natalie Loftin Bell) and Raz (Jane Bunting) and a sizzling 10-piece big band musical direction, W Brent Sawyer directed by Tony Award winner, Joseph Hardy. (more...)

Photo Flash: FOLLIES Cast Celebrates Serendipity Sundae!Photo Flash: FOLLIES Cast Celebrates Serendipity Sundae!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

Cast members of Follies turned out yesterday as Serendipity 3 (225 E 60th Street btwn. 2nd and 3rd) revealed a special Follies sundae. The 'Live, Laugh, Love Sundae' will be on sale at the popular midtown restaurant through the end of October. The sundae is a 'Big Apple Pie' with cinnamon ice cream, caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream, red heart candy, large pink whimsical hearts and a twisted swirl lollipop on top. Check out photos from the big event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Chicago's FOLLIES!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Chicago's FOLLIES!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2011

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Follies runs through November 6, on Navy Pier. Starring in the Chicago production, directed by Gary Griffin, are Hollis Resnik as Carlotta, Brent Barrett as Benjamin, Caroline O'Connor as Phyllis, Robert Petkoff as Buddy and Susan Moniz as Sally. (more...)

Theater Works Hosts Arizona Senior Follies, Benefits FAMILIES IN CRISISTheater Works Hosts Arizona Senior Follies, Benefits FAMILIES IN CRISIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

On October 22nd, The Arizona Follies are back at Theater Works with a spectacular benefit concert Thank You for the Music. (more...)

Sondheim Celebration Held At Theatre Memphis 11/4Sondheim Celebration Held At Theatre Memphis 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

An opening night soiree will benefit Theatre Memphis on November 4, 2011, with the first public performance of A Sondheim Celebration conceived and directed by Bennett Wood with musical direction from Dr. Gary Beard. (more...)

Q&A with Chicago Shakespeare's FOLLIES Director, Gary GriffinQ&A with Chicago Shakespeare's FOLLIES Director, Gary Griffin
by Misha Davenport - Oct 13, 2011

Here's to the girls upstairs! Director Gary Griffin chats briefly on his vision for 'Follies.' (more...)

BWW TV: FOLLIES Hits Chicago - Complete Performance Highlights!BWW TV: FOLLIES Hits Chicago - Complete Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 13, 2011

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Follies runs through November 6, on Navy Pier. Starring in the Chicago production, directed by Gary Griffin, are Hollis Resnik as Carlotta, Brent Barrett as Benjamin, Caroline O'Connor as Phyllis, Robert Petkoff as Buddy and Susan Moniz as Sally. Complete performance highlights have been released and Broadwayworld brings you a look below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Burgess, Lazar, Dacal-LedTo LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub, 10/17Full Cast Announced for Burgess, Lazar, Dacal-LedTo LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

The complete cast has been announced for the fourth annual concert series of LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert. (more...)

NYFOS Presents JOSEPH THALKEN & FRIENDS 11/8NYFOS Presents JOSEPH THALKEN & FRIENDS 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm, the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) presents the first of this season's two-part contemporary music mini-series NYFOS Next with JOSEPH THALKEN & FRIENDS at Mary Flagler Cary Hall in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Thalken hosts the evening and curates an hour of new theater music showcasing the songs of two gifted composers Sam Davis and Peter Foley, as well as his own. All three composers will play their own songs from the piano. (more...)

ON BROADWAY!: A Revue of Showstoppers at Teatro Ipanema in Rio!ON BROADWAY!: A Revue of Showstoppers at Teatro Ipanema in Rio!
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - Oct 12, 2011

O TEATRO IPANEMA está apresentando todos os sábados às 19 horas o espetáculo ON BROADWAY - OS GRANDES MUSICAIS, uma viagem pelo mundo mágico e irresistível do teatro musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bernadette Peters Talks FOLLIES on THE VIEW!STAGE TUBE: Bernadette Peters Talks FOLLIES on THE VIEW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2011

Star of the current Broadway revival of Follies, Bernadette Peters stopped by 'The View' today where she chatted about the show and her upcoming appearance on NBC's SMASH. Click below watch Peters' full interview! (more...)

Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents Encore Performance of Teri Ralston, 10/19Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents Encore Performance of Teri Ralston, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to present Broadway's Teri Ralston (COMPANY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC) in a special encore performance of her brand new show, SONGS I'VE GROWN INTO, FROM ROY ROGERS TO SONDHEIM. Ms. Ralston will appear for one night only, Wednesday, October 19 @ 9:30pm. There is a $20 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). For reservations, which are necessary, please call 212 695 6909. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd St., in the heart of New York's Theatre district. (more...)

Jesse Eisenberg Reveals New Musical in the WorksJesse Eisenberg Reveals New Musical in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents the world premiere of Asuncion, a new play by Academy Award-nominee (The Social Network) Jesse Eisenberg. In a recent interview with the New York Post, Eisenberg chatted about his reasons for writing the play. He revealed: 'One of the reasons I wanted to write this was because I wanted to explore part of myself that's underdeveloped. The character in the play knows a lot about politics and history and he's read a lot, but he has no life experience. The play explores that disconnect.' (more...)

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Vineyard Theatre's THE LYONS Extends Through November 11Vineyard Theatre's THE LYONS Extends Through November 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Vineyard Theatre is extending its world-premiere production of Nicky Silver's play THE LYONS, starring Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa, through November 11, it has been announced by The Vineyard's Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Co-Artistic Director Sarah Stern. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/11INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 11, 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, 10/9/2011. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bernadette Peters Backstage at THE VIEW!STAGE TUBE: Bernadette Peters Backstage at THE VIEW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2011

Star of the current Broadway revival of Follies, Bernadette Peters stopped by 'The View' today where she chatted about the show and her uping appearance on NBC's SMASH. Click below to go backstage with Ms. Peters, and check back later to watch her full interview! (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell, Betsy Wolfe & Elizabeth Stanley Set for Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGCelia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell, Betsy Wolfe & Elizabeth Stanley Set for Encores! MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Colin Donnell, Betsy Wolfe and Elizabeth Stanley have been cast in Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of 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...)

Michael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALKMichael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALK
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2011

Celebrating their 19th season on New York television, THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and series executive producer Susan Haskins call on savvy journalists Michael Musto of The Village Voice, Jesse Green of New Yorkmagazine, and Patrick Pacheco of NY1 News to contribute wisdom, hunches and barbs about the upcoming fall Broadway season. (more...)

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