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Kennedy Center [Eisenhower Theatre] (Washington, DC)
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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Tuesday through Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:30pm

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When former members of the Weismann Follies reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced - both on the stage and throughout their lives. Containing such well-known songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here, Too Many Mornings, Could I Leave You? and Losing My Mind, Follies echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, opened September 7 and runs through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Duncan Macmillan and 59 Productions Adapt Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS, Premiering March 2017
by Marianka Swain - Sep 8, 2016

CITY OF GLASS, the first part of Paul Auster's landmark three-part novel, The New York Trilogy, will be brought vividly to life in spring 2017 in a dazzlingly original stage adaptation by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse, David Bowie Is) and Olivier Award-nominated playwright Duncan Macmillan (People, Places and Things, 1984). The production premieres at Manchester's HOME in March and then plays London's Lyric Hammersmith from April. It's one of two major theatre commissions for HOME's new season, the other being David Watson's version of Ibsen's GHOSTS, directed by Polly Findlay. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company's STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL to Return Off-Broadway This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 8, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced the return of its hit production of STINKYKIDS, THE MUSICAL, which won an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Family Show in 2012. With book and lyrics by Sammy Buck and music by Daniel S. Acquisto, the musical is based on the books by Britt Menzies. Michael Schloegl directs. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/8/2016 - SPAMILTON Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 8, 2016

Today's big news: SPAMILTON (more here) and EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY open Off-Broadway, and the stars of OH, HELLO meet the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs tonight, September 7, through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer. (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Introduces Live Streaming on its YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Ars Lyrica Houston (ALH) returns to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts this September with the season opening performance of Les Plaisirs de Versailles, its first event to be live streamed around the world. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Lyric Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Sep 6, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to give you a sneak peek of the new book, with a look at: The Lyric Theatre... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2016
by - Sep 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 3, 2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/3/2016
by - Sep 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/3/2016. (more...)

Where Are They Now? TYLER CRAVENS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Today's subject of Where Are They Now?, our regular feature in which we catch-up with those people who once called Nashville home but who are now reaching for their dreams all over the creative world. Actor Tyler Cravens first made a splash in Nashville theater after starring on the Roxy Regional Theatre stage while still in the U.S. Army and stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Amped Up for Tonight's Debate with Broadway for Hillary Music Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2016

In anticipation of the first Presidential Debate tonight, Broadway for Hillary has released a music video featuring Broadway performers singing stage classics with a pro-Hillary twist! (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Welcome Back IN YOUR FACE NEW YORK with Roz Chast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back In Your Face New York, the new episodic live show and podcast that aims to capture the city's energy through sketches, songs and monologues by an array of New York artists and writers, for a new edition on October 23. (more...)

'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/23; FOLLIES in St. Louis, LAST SHIP in Salt Lake, PUMP BOYS in Seattle, HUNCHBACK in LA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 23, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in St. Louis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Follies in St. Louis, THE LAST SHIP in Salt Lake City, and PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

James Grissom and Joanna Gleason to Talk Tennessee Williams Book FOLLIES OF GOD at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome author James Grissom for a discussion and signing of his acclaimed book, Follies Of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Comes Home for 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Twenty-four years ago this Fall, the Northern Kentucky Symphony, now the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (KSO), took the stage for the first time at the newly opened Greaves Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. To mark the group's 25th Anniversary Season, the KSO returns to its 'Old Kentucky Home' for 4 of its 5 subscription series concerts. The orchestra, which in 1992 inadvertently mailed its first season brochure to 3,000 dogs and cats (via an Iams Pet Food mailing list), has remained true to its mission - making the symphonic concert experience - attractive, accessible and affordable for the residents of Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning FOLLIES at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Sep 20, 2016

While I was watching Follies, I was reminded of our own beloved Fox Theatre, and how it had tread a similar path during the 1970's. Like the fictional Weismann Theatre where this story's action takes place, it had been fallen on hard times, reduced to screening Kung-Fu and exploitation film fare before being renovated and reopened. But there is no restoration in the cards for the Weismann, and the people that come to it for one final celebrated glimpse may be nearing the point of being past reclamation themselves. This is superior Sondheim, and though it's not revived as often as some of his other works, it's full of the kind of interweaving melodies and motifs that this master composer is so adept at creating. Find out for yourself just how compelling and engaging this musical is by seeing The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' stunning production that opens their 50th season. (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/2/2016 - The Public's TWELFTH NIGHT Musical and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 2, 2016

This weekend's big news: The Public's free musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT runs this weekend! And a Happy Labor Day to all! (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE HUMANS Recoups in Just 26 Weeks on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stephen Karam's Tony Award-winning drama THE HUMANS has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization after just 26 weeks on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin confirmed the news this morning. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty and Dee Hoty to Star in Two River Theater's THE LION IN WINTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SISTER ACT at the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Sister Act,' the hit Broadway musical adapted from the hit Whoop Goldberg movie about a singer who witnesses a hit and hides in a convent among the nuns, is getting ready to hit the Springer. The musical has lots more singing, dancing and laughs than the movie and the excitement of seeing the story unfold live. 'Sister Act' opens Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Springer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet and The Schimmel Center present ONCE UPON A BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents the Once Upon a Ballet series for children, beginning with Carnival of the Animals on October 1, 2016 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults.  Single tickets are available through www.schimmelcenter.org, or by calling the box office at 212-346-1715. For more information, visit www.nytb.org. (more...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Tony Winning Play THE HUMANS to Play Final Performance at the Schoenfeld This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The New York Times reports that THE HUMANS, which took home the 2016 Tony Award for Best New Play, will shutter on January 15th. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

Will Boston's Historic Colonial Theatre Get a Second Chance?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

According to the Boston Globe, the historic Colonial Theatre, which closed its doors for good almost a year ago, might get a second chance after all. Emerson College, which closed the theatre last fall to make room for a new performance space/dining hall,  is reportedly accepting bids to return the building to its former glory. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Chat with HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Lyricist Rob Meurer
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 13, 2016

The World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical Helldrivers of Daytona takes the Chicago stage running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Bring TOM BOY, SHOW GIRL to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cady Huffman in 'Tom Boy, Show Girl' on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9:30pm.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/12/2016 - Cynthia Erivo & Joshua Henry in THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 12, 2016

Stars gather for this evening's 'VOICES FOR THE VOICELESS' foster kids benefit, MARIE AND ROSETTA opens Off-Broadway, and Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry star in a benefit performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS! (more...)

The Wizard Wins! WICKED's Peter Scolari Wins EMMY for Guest Actor in a Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Currently starring on Broadway as 'The Wizard' in WICKED, Peter Scolari tonight won his first ever Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series Guest Actor, for playing Lena Dunham's dad on HBO's hit series GIRLS. And he wasn't even in contention on Emmy nomination day. (more...)

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