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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.


Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

ATG Selected to Operate Emerson Colonial Theatre in a Partnership with Emerson College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Emerson Colonial Theatre Is The Latest Addition To Atg's Portfolio Of 47 Theatrical Venues Worldwide. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Amiee Turner Appears in New Valentine's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in Gypsy (2015) and last year's concert event Once in Love, with Amiee, will take the stage in a brand new concert entitled,Twice in Love, with Amiee, on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

Ernest Danek Announces TEACHING IN LONG UNDERWEAR: MY CHINA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Ernest Danek, a traveler, teacher, photographer, grandpa, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Teaching in Long Underwear: My China': a gripping and potent work that provides an honest account of what it is like to teach outside of the major Chinese cities and what it means to live as a foreigner inside an ancient culture. (more...)

SRO Theatre's Season Continues with Witty Drama THE LION IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with The Lion In Winter, James Goldman's witty drama about family dysfunction and royal intrigue. (more...)

New Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. (more...)

Winter/Spring 2017 Events Announced at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

South Orange Performing Arts Center has released its lineup for the first half of 2017. See the newly released Winter-Spring events schedule below:  (more...)

West End Productions Presents SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

She Stoops To Conquer is one of the crown jewels of the British theatrical repertory. (Shakespeare notwithstanding.) This classic comedy has delighted audiences around the world for almost 250 years with its mix of farce, cheek and innuendo. It can also stake a meaningful claim to being the forerunner of such diverse entertainments as the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Jerry Seinfeld and innumerable TV family sitcoms. Written in 1773, She Stoops To Conquer takes place at a rundown manor house in the English countryside. Mr. Hardcastle (Neil Faulconbridge) and Mrs. Hardcastle (Colleen McClure) argue over soup as they await the arrival of Charles Marlow (Tim Riley) a suitor to their daughter Kate (Jessica Osbourne). Little do they realize that before the night is over their house, their lives and all of their plans will be turned upside down, inside out, and flown up the chimney. The agent of all this mayhem is Tony Lumpkin (Tim Crofton). Tony is a world-class rascal, rogue and reprobate who delights in being the spoon that stirs the pot. (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Adds $20 January Preview Performance in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

An additional preview was announced today for the upcoming Melbourne production of The Book of Mormon, on Tuesday 17 January at 7pm at the Princess Theatre. (more...)

Tony-Winning Thanksgiving Family Drama THE HUMANS Becomes Top-Grossing Play of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The most acclaimed, celebrated, and awarded American play in recent memory, The Humans, was also the top-grossing play of 2016 with box office receipts totaling $23,004,513.38. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

New Date and Complete Cast Announced for ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

A cast of Broadway stalwarts will join Tony Award winning legend and international stage and film star 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. (more...)

West End Productions to Present Oliver Goldsmith's rollicking comedy SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

She Stoops To Conquer is one of the crown jewels of the British theatrical repertory. (Shakespeare notwithstanding.) This classic comedy has delighted audiences around the world for almost 250 years with its mix of farce, cheek and innuendo. It can also stake a meaningful claim to being the forerunner of such diverse entertainments as the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Jerry Seinfeld and innumerable TV family sitcoms. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Birdland Presents Carmen Lundy, Ziegfeld Follies and More Week of 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Leads with 18 Carbonell Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has earned 18 nominations for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, South Florida's equivalent of the Tony Awards. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

Hillary & Bill Clinton Met with Thunderous Applause at THE HUMANS Final Matinee Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Yesterday, the power couple showed their love for theater once again when they arrived at the final matinee performance of the Tony winning play THE HUMANS. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maltz Jupiter Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has just the solution for you this season with the hit Broadway blockbuster The Producers, set to take the Theatre by storm January 10 through 29. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Gallery Players announces the fourth show of its 50th season with the critically acclaimed and timely, Marry Me A Little.  This charming and touching musical revue was conceived and developed by Craig Lucas & Norman Rene, and features songs by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin to Chat MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This week THEATER TALK explores the touching drama behind the original 1981 Broadway production of the musical Merrily We Roll Along, and its swift closing after just two weeks, as told by two original cast members, Lonny Price and Abigail Pogrebin. (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Ariana DeBose, Joel Perez, And Jessica Keenan Wynn Join BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series has announced the full cast of performers for their 14th installment, honoring two major legends of pop rock with BROADWAY SINGS BOWIE|PRINCE. The one-night-only concert, on February 6 at 8pm, will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of David Bowie and Prince, accompanied by a 14-piece band playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Transport Group's PICNIC & COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2017

Transport Group will soon present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, featuring Tony nominee John Cariani (Something Rotten) as Howard (Picnic) and Service Men (Sheba); Hannah Elless (Bright Star) as Millie (Picnic) and Marie (Sheba); OBIE winner David Greenspan (The Patsy) as Elmo (Sheba); Joseph Kolinski (Follies) as Doc (Sheba); Ginna Le Vine as Madge (Picnic); Heather Mac Rae (I Remember Mama) as Mrs. Potts (Picnic) and Lola (Sheba); David T. Patterson (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Hal (Picnic) and Turk (Sheba); Tony winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms) as Flo (Picnic); Jennifer Piech (Titanic) as Irma (Picnic) and Mrs. Coffman ( Sheba); Krystal Rowley as Christine (Picnic); Jay Russell (Travels with My Aunt) as Ed (Sheba); Emily Skinner (Billy Elliot) as Rosemary (Picnic); and Rowan Vickers (Nat Turner in Jerusalem) as Alan (Picnic) and Bruce (Sheba). (more...)

BEST OF BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Coming to Marin & Santa Rosa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company, highly acclaimed in Sonoma County for their award-winning successful outdoor summer concert series, Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park, is headed to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) and Marin Center - Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium (10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael) this spring. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen County Players (BCP) continues its 84th season with The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, John Bishop's riotous comedy whodunit, opening January 14th, 2017. (more...)

'HEY, BIG SPENDER!' Will Bring Cy Coleman to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra (CJO) will produce 'Hey, Big Spender! The Cy Coleman Songbook' on Saturday, January 28 (8pm) and Sunday, January 29 (2pm) at the Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/24-12/25/2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Sunday, December 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 24, 2016
by - Dec 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Beloved Broadway Costume Designer Willa Kim Dies at 99
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that the beloved Broadway costume designer Willa Kim has died at 99 after years of struggling with her health. (more...)

Hollywood Hit to Ring in the New Year at Little Theatre of Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Little Theatre of Manchester begins its 2017 SEASON with a heartwarming comedy about friendship and loyalty. This REVEALING COMEDY, inspired by the Hollywood hit movie, is set to launch LTM's 2017 Season! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Dick Latessa
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2016

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Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

TRU to Host 'RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER' Producer Boot Camp
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the TRU Producer Boot Camp Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10am - 6pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. (more...)

Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre.  (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Remembering the Timeless Dick Latessa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported last night, Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray, has passed away. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Takes the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

So you wanna be a producer? (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stunning production below! (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Actor Dick Latessa Passes Away at Age 87
by Alan Henry - Dec 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award Winner Dick Latessa, who is fondly remembered for his timeless Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance as Wilbur Turnblad in the original Broadway production of Hairspray. (more...)

Stars Set for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at KC Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast of this mid-season addition to its 2016/2017 season. Artistic Director Eric Rosen will direct a starry cast in the acclaimed musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim featuring actors Jenny Ashman, Shanna Jones, Orville Mendoza and Oliver Thornton. (more...)

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