Follies on Tour


Boston Lyric Opera's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Brings Stravinsky Back to Boston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO) production of The Rake's Progress, which opens March 12 for a four-performance run at Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre, brings to life the traditional story of a young man seduced by monetary and carnal pleasures at the hand of a devilish valet.  The work hasn't been presented in a fully staged professional production since BLO produced it in 1987.  A professional concert version and several conservatories have been staged, but productions in Boston are infrequent. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Signs on for VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Comedy Benefit This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet and Schimmel Center Present CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents Cinderella, part of the Once Upon a Ballet series for families, on March 12, 2017 at 3pm at Schimmel Center at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, NYC.  Tickets are $10 for children, $20 for adults. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

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Susan Stroman, Kevin Stites, Beowulf Boritt Headline MCP's CRAZY FOR YOU Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced the creative team for the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Feb 6, 2017

recollects the early section of an unbelievable catalog of work. (more...)

Photo Flash: Liliane Montevecchi Celebrates The Ziegfeld Society at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On Monday, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was happy to present Tony Award winning legend Liliane Montevecchi in The Ziegfeld Society's gala benefit performance of "Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue," devised and directed by Walter Willison, with musical direction and special musical arrangements by Mark York. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Open This March at Arden Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Arden Theatre Company continues its 29th season with William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM from March 2 through April 9, 2017 on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

CANDIDE, PETER PAN and More Set for Music Theater Works' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) will open its 2017 season with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Randall Craig Fleischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Vocalists in JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall  Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert". Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)


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BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In A Glorious SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillism masterwork 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,' the authors explore how 'the art of making art' can be less about applying paint to a canvas as it is about applying a signature to a check. (more...)

Resonance Works Presents a Celebration of Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RESONANCE WORKS presents Side by Side by Sondheim on Saturday March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday March 5 at 3:00 p.m. in Levy Hall at Rodef Shalom congregation in Shadyside. The evening is a celebration of the wit and genius of musical theater's most influential artist of the last half-century - Stephen Sondheim. This Tony-nominated revue features music from his early work including selections from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures, plus his collaborations with musical legends Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Winnipeg Garage-Pop Quartet Mise en Scene Unleash New Single
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba's emotive garage pop-rock quartet Mise en Scene released their debut album Desire's Despair in 2012. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

Curso de preparación para audiciones en el Laboratorio de la Voz
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 22, 2017

Sara Perez y Victor Gonzalez ofreceran un curso de preparacion para Castings de Musicales del 13 al 17 de marzo en el Laboratorio de la Voz. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

PHOTO & SUPPLY by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends Comes to The Tank's Flint & Tinder Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to host the world premiere of PHOTO & SUPPLY, created by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends and directed by Andy Manjuck (Wakka Wakka's Made in China at 59E59 Theaters). (more...)

BAGHDADDY to Return Off-Broadway This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as, Who's Your Baghdaddy?) by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo will return to NYC beginning April 6, opening on Monday, May 1, 2017 and have an initial run through June 18, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

Betty Buckley to Preview New STORY SONGS Album in NJ, NYC and CA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley - co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy - will come to the New York area this season for four appearances, including for two concerts in March to preview her new album Story Songs from Palmetto Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, Follies, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Ground Breaking SHOW BOAT Opens Wednesday At Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway in 1927 was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies and 'Follies'-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century, Show Boat was, according to the "Complete Book of Light Opera, "a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness." (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage LADY X - A MUISCAL at Mary's Attic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hold the presses! Hell in a Handbag Productions announced today it will open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear! LADY X will replace the previously announced musical VALLEY!, from April 21 - June 11, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago.   (more...)

This Weekend at Spoke the Hub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Inclined Dance Project is one month into 2017 and are already hard at work re-staging 2015's Somnipath for our Spring Performance Season. This weekend you can catch a special excerpt of Somnipath for Spoke the Hub's Annual 'Winter Follies' Showcase, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Opening Night Party for GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 2, 2017

GEORGIE opened last night for a limited engagement through April 15, 2017 at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). Check out photos from the opening night party below! (more...)

THEATRE ROCK LIVE Returns to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Chronicling the history of rock musicals starting with Hair in 1969, TR honors Pippin, Rocky Horror, The Who's Tommy, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Godspell, Aida, Wicked, Next To Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and many many more. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 18, 2017

Today, cast members Hunter Martin and Robyn Smith talk about their own journeys to a life in the theater, revealing details about themselves and their process and offering some suggestions for why you need to come see the show, which runs through February 26 in the Shamblin Theatre on the Lipscomb campus. (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. (more...)

Caroline Bowman, Erin Dilly, Alton Fitzgerald White and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Harbor Lights Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater benefits The Harbor Lights Theater Company. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Onstage now through February 26 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced examines the stories we share with our friends, the secrets we tell our lovers, and the lies we tell ourselves. Described as a 'combustible powder keg of identity politics,' this provocative and thought-provoking new Broadway hit will leave audiences questioning their biases. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Best Costume Design Tony Award Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The 1993 Tony Award for Best Costume Designer, awarded to legendary artist Florence Klotz for Kiss of the Spider Woman, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 23, 2017. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Arc Stages Announces SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED as Part of Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pleasantville theater company Arc Stages announces Sondheim Unplugged, as part of The Next Stage Cabaret Series. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Presents SONGS FOR JUSTICE to Benefit ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Presented by The Metropolitan Room and Suzanne Dressler, SONGS FOR JUSTICE will feature the talents of over a dozen performers, all gathering to show their support for The American Civil Liberties Union. (more...)

The New York Pops and Steven Reineke to Honor Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, Featuring Danny Burstein, Ruthie Ann Miles, Laura Osnes, Paulo Szot And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

???????On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents ZORBA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

It's 1924, on the Greek island of Crete, and you're about to go on a wild, whirlwind tour of the lusty passions of the human heart. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Brooke Moriber Releases Her First Single- 'Up All Night'
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 14, 2017

Singer/songwriter, rocker, and Broadway sensation Brooke Moriber is turning up the heat with her first release of 2017! Her dreamy new single and video for "Up All Night" are available now! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

The Lark Announces 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Lark has announced playwrights Brittany K. Allen and Christina Quintana have been selected as the recipients of the 2017 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Spectacular Concerts & Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Old School Square is presenting nine spectacular shows and concerts in March. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now atwww.OldSchoolSquare.org. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to Present TITICUT FOLLIES: THE BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Titicut Follies: The Ballet, a world premiere ballet choregraphed by James Sewell and inspired byFrederick 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. A collaboration between Wiseman, Sewell and Pickett, the work is presented in conjunction with The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. (more...)

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