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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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VIDEO: Signature Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

Bucks County Weaves 'Hammerstein and Sondheim American Songbook' in Morrisville
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

'The Hammerstein and Sondheim American Songbook Tapestry Woven in Bucks County' production will be presented on Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yardley Community Center, 64 S Main St, Morrisville, PA. (more...)

BWW Review: Bristol's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A Leap of Faith That Works
by Pati Buehler - Mar 31, 2017

Director Keith Baker who celebrates his 30 years as Bristol's Artistic Director pushes the envelope without going over the top for Bristol's Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Announces One-Week Extension for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

???????The Arden Theatre Company will extend the run of William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM through April 15, 2017. The show was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 9th. Three 10am student performances and four public performances have been added. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Erin Dilly, Kevin Carolan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Carson Elrod and More Will Sit Down to Dinner in CLUE: ON STAGE at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler have announced details on the world premiere production of 'Clue: On Stage,' the outrageous new comedy adapted from the cult classic film. Performances begin May 2, 2017 with an official press opening on Saturday, May 6. (more...)

SPONGEBOB's Ethan Slater Signs on for BAGHDADDY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Ethan Slater will join the cast in the role of Jerry Samuel in the well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as Who's Your Baghdaddy?) as it returns to Off-Broadway this April. (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

Vince Kracht to Star in THE NANCE at Pride Films & Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play The Nance. (more...)

Tony Kushner's HOMEBODY to Play Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underground Railway Theater will present Tony Kushner's Homebody from April 20 - May 7, 2017. Homebody is directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Saturday, April 22 at 8PM. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Feted at New York Festival of Song's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York Festival of Song presents Honoring Stephen Sondheim, an evening to benefit NYFOS's 29th Season. The Gala is co-chaired by Jamie Bernstein and Hal Prince, and Guest of Honor Stephen Sondheim will be in attendance. (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

ASU Gammage has announced its historic 2017-2018 Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Broadway Across America - Arizona season. The season is anchored by HAMILTON and is packed with award-winning musicals, classics and the newest hits from Broadway. (more...)

Naked Beneath My Clothes! Funny Lady Rita Rudner Returns To The McCallum
by David Green - Mar 28, 2017

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of Rita Rudner on Friday, April 7, at 8:00pm. Known for her thought provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rita keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.  A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rita Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a fourteen year run and 2,000 plus shows, she has sold one and a half million tickets and become the longest-running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She has been named Las Vegas's Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and, in 2006, received The Nevada Ballet's Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

OHLALA llega a la Gran Vía
by Felipe Velasco - Mar 28, 2017

El 6 de abril, OHLALA llega al Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Via, el cual abre las puertas al glamour, la innovacion, la poesia, la ilusion, la provocacion y el arte para crear un universo magico. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2017 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the Follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

Broadway Favorite Tommy Tune Will Dance His Way to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

TOMMY TUNE is one of the country's most prolific performer / director / choreographers and is celebrating his golden decade on the great American stage. He has received 10 Tony Awards, which includes the 2015 Tony for Life Achievement in the Theatre, The National Medal of Arts, 8 Drama Desk Awards, 3 Astaire Awards, and multiple Life Time Achievement Awards including the Society of Directors and the Choreographers' George Abbott Award. (more...)

Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)

McKay, Samonsky, Reinders, and More Sing Out SONGS OF PROTEST at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Broadway and popular music stars come together for a special performance of protest songs and political satire, Songs of Protest, on Wednesday, March 29th at 9:30 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the National Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

Broderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert will celebrate the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

ALLEYCAT'S FOLLIES DANCERS & MUSICAL REVUE to Debut at Davenport's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Prop Thtr announced that they are debuting an hour-long variety show, Alleycat's Follies Dancers & Musical Revue, at Davenport's Piano Bar on April 15, 2017. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Betty Buckley to Release STORY SONGS Live Album This Spring; Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will introduce her powerful new live double album Story Songs from Palmetto Records on Friday, April 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with an all-star benefit, featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER (War of the Roses, Serial Mom), Olivier Award winner LESLI MARGHERITA (Matilda, Dames at Sea), five-time Tony nominee JAN MAXWELL (Lend Me A Tenor, Follies), MICHAEL POTTS (Book of Mormon, True Detective), MAULIK PANCHOLY (30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery), and Tony nominee MICAH STOCK (It's Only a Play, The Front Page). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

TITICUT FOLLIES: THE BALLET World Premiere Set for NYU Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Titicut Follies: The Ballet, a world premiere ballet choreographed by James Sewell and inspired by Frederick Wiseman's startling 1967 documentary, will run for three performances, April 28 - 30, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Titicut Follies: The Ballet will be performed by the James Sewell Ballet, with an original score by Lenny Pickett. (more...)

Ed Dixon's 'GEORGIE' Headed to Barrington Stage; Joe Iconis and More Set for 2017 Special Events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Michele Weathers, announced today a special production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, as well as three special events, during their upcoming 2017 season. (more...)

Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Ernestine Jackson and Allison Brewster Franzetti Round Out 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Complete casting has been announced for the starry 70, Girls, 70 concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Award Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009, is given to an individual for his or her career contributions to interpreting, supporting, and collaborating on Stephen Sondheim's music works. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Honors Cameron Mackintosh with Stephen Sondheim Award
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2017

Just last night, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honored legendary Broadway producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, LES MISERABLES) with the company's eighth Stephen Sondheim Award. (more...)


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Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and host for TUTS' 15th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay to Star in Ziegfeld Society's THOU SWELL! THOU WITTY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay headline The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart, written and hosted by Aaron Gandy with musical direction and special arrangements by Mark York, at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College (69th between Park and Lexington) on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, at 2pm.  (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, THE HUMANS and More Set for Boch Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????The Boch Center announced today that THE COLOR PURPLE, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, THE HUMANS, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, the holiday classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, and THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, a holiday mash-up for the entire family, will anchor its upcoming 2017-18 show season at the Shubert Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: L.A. Ballet Gloriously Celebrates BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE
by Shari Barrett - Mar 19, 2017

Balanchine choreographed 425 works over the course of 60-plus years, and his works are considered masterpieces and performed by ballet companies all over the world. So you can image how thrilled I was to find out Los Angeles Ballet was going to present BALANCHINE: MASTER OF THE DANCE as their final selection of their 2016/2017 season. In it, three of his most outstanding ballet choreographies are presented: Divertimento No. 15 featuring music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prodigal Son with music by Sergei Prokofiev; and Who Cares? with music by George Gershwin, adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay. (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE to Play Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Five Guys Named Moe, a musical by Clarke Peters featuring Louis Jordan's greatest hits, will be directed by Damron Russel Armstrong at The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas this spring. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

After Handling RAGTIME Controversy with Grace, NJ High School Recognized by Music Theatre International
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Music Theatre International (MTI), the world's leading licensor of musical theatre has awarded the Courage In Theatre Award to Cherry Hill High School East for their current production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Broadway Actress Terri White Fighting Rare Blood Disease
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Friends of actress Terri White have set up a GoFundMe page to help offset medical costs for a rare blood disease that she is fighting. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the Present
by Casey Mink - Mar 16, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, the musical revue series created, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel and which pays tribute to a different era of Broadway composers each program, is a stroke of brilliance. Occurring once a month, each evening is dedicated specifically to one decade of American musical theater, and features some of the most talented stars currently working in American musical theater. The series' most recent installment (and the first of 2017) on February 27 at its usual home, The Town Hall, paid tribute to the 1920s. The decade, which inducted into the theatrical cannon the likes of George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, brims with melodically-rich scores including songs of yearning and joviality. The tunes selected for the evening certainly felt of their era; however, put into the hands of such skilled performers as Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, and Robert Cuccioli (to name a few), they could be heard with fresh and non-cynical ears. (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" star Danny Burstein along with last season's high-kicking "She Loves Me" sensation and TV favorite Jane Krakowski will announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th(11 AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). Outer Critics Circle will announce two new award categories this year, "Outstanding Sound Design" and "Outstanding Orchestrations" to increase award nominations to 27 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theatre season. (more...)

The Second City Toronto Announces The 2017 Bob Curry Fellowship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Second City Toronto is proud to announce an exciting group of performers for The Bob Curry Fellowship, who will write and perform an original sketch revue on Monday, April 24, 2017 on The Second City Mainstage. The fellowship honours The Second City's first African American alum, Bob Curry, who performed on the mainstage in 1966. (more...)

BWW Review: Charles Busch Makes Smashing Cabaret Debut at Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Mar 15, 2017

Charles Busch is more than just a drag artist; he is a bonafide actor./actress. This has been amply proved through the last 40 years in the performances of his plays off-Broadway and on tour with Vampire Lesbians of Soddom, Psycho Beach Party, and Die, Mommy, Die! among many others. Now in his LA cabaret debut at Rockwell Table and Stage, Busch has added more dimension, more layers to his persona in performance as he exposes himself to the audience from the inside out and comes clean in a dress as … Charles Busch. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Erivo, Josh Groban & More Spread the Love at BROADWAY BACKWARDS- $522,870 Raised for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Equality, solidarity and warmth filled the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 13, 2017, when the biggest stars on Broadway proved gender doesn't matter, but love does as they explored and embraced the great songs of musical theatre at the 12th annual Broadway Backwards. (more...)

New Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HUMANS, LOVE NEVER DIES and More on Tap for Broadway In Chicago's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced its next season line-up: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

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