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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.


BWW's On This Day - July 8, 2017
by - Jul 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Lines's New OUT ON BROADWAY Opens 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez and More to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at Milwaukee Rep; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting for the Tony Award-winning musical Guys and Dolls in the Quadracci Powerhouse this September 19 - October 29.  (more...)

Imelda Staunton FOLLIES to Come to Cinemas Everywhere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

London's National Theatre has announced plans for a live broadcast of its upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies in cinemas this fall. The broadcast will go live internationally at cinemas on November 16. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY, Starring Kathleen Chalfant, Begins Rehearsals Next Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Rehearsals are set to begin on Tuesday, July 25 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House). (more...)

Terri White, Santino Fontana, Kristy Cates and More Featured on New MAD ABOUT THE BOY Cast Album, Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa is releasing a second cast album of his show 'Mad About the Boy' today. The new album - which follows on the heels of the cast album of his recently released 13th Street Theater production - mixes performances by stars of Deffaa's original festival production, plus some very special surprise guests. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 20th, 2017 - CURVY WIDOW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: CURVY WIDOW, starring Nancy Opel, begins Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Bernadette Peters Will Host Opening-Night Presentation of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Broadway star Bernadette Peters, who currently appears in the Amazon hit show Mozart in the Jungle, will host the opening-night presentation of the Mostly Mozart Festival, The Singing Heart, on Tuesday, July 25, at 8:00 pm. Ms. Peters, a three-time Tony Award winner, will introduce this program, which celebrates the sense of optimism that emerged during Mozart's time, embodied in the composer's music and that of his contemporaries. The performance also features Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, pianist Kit Armstrong, the Young People's Chorus of New York City , and soloists who join together for Beethoven's rousing Choral Fantasy. (more...)

The Crusade of Connor Stephens Partners with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action For Special Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Off-Broadway's The Crusade of Connor Stephens is proud to partner with Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action for an illuminating night of theater and conversation. Discussion topics will include the importance of theater reflecting current headlines, the work that Gays Against Guns NY and Moms Demand Action are currently doing, and why The Crusade of Connor Stephens has relevance in today's society. (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

THE NANCE at Pride Films and Plays Extends to 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff -recommended Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's Tony Award-nominated play THE NANCE - a hit among critics and audiences alike - will be extended beyond its originally announced closing of July 30, and will now play through Sunday, August 13, 2017. (more...)

Hardscrabble Theater Comes to Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Hardscrabble Theater is proud to announce that it will be taking part in the Village of Farmingdale's Cultural Arts Festival this year. We will be presenting a recreation of a live radio comedy from the 1940's: Fanny Brice's 'Baby Snooks and Daddy: The Ugly Duckling'. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

Holly Twyford, Florence Lacey to Star in Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. (more...)

VIDEO: The Master, Harold Prince, Readies His Company for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.  (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of the National Theatre's FOLLIES Glimmers in New Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical Follies, which begins at the National Theatre in August, will be broadcast live to cinemas across the US and internationally on Thursday, November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Cygnet Theatre presents SPAMALOT for Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Billed as 'lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail', SPAMALOT is coming to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. For two nights only, audiences can enjoy an epic search for the Holy Grail all while supporting Cygnet Theatre Artists! (more...)


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TheatreWashington & Signature Theatre to Host SUMMER HUMMER VI: PROM NIGHT Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

TheatreWashington and Signature Theatre have announced the 6th annual Summer Hummer, a burlesque-style fundraiser featuring some of DC's best and hottest performers. Summer Hummer VI: Prom Night will be held Monday, August 28 at Signature Theatre with two exclusive one-night-only performances at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Visits Off-Broadway's THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Network, All the Way) attended the July 15, 2017 performance of The Crusade of Connor Stephens, the new Off-Broadway play written and directed by Dewey Moss currently running at The Jerry Orbach Theater. Scroll down for photos of him with the company! (more...)

Political Parody With The Riccardis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Combining comedy cabaret with progressive political parody, Sandy and Richard Riccardi have over 15 million views on social media and will be performing at the beautiful Metropolitan Room on August 9th at 7:00PM. Doors open at 6:15. Get your tickets now! (more...)

Up On The Marquee: PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and the winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 15, 2017
by - Jul 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Something's Coming: Get Ready for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlotte Wakefield Talks CRAZY FOR YOU
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2017

Charlotte Wakefield's past work includes The Sound of Music at Regent's Park Open Air, Mamma Mia! in the West End, and the UK tour of Oklahoma!. She's back on tour next month, starring in Crazy for You alongside Tom Chambers and Caroline Flack. (more...)

VIDEO: Imelda Staunton & More Get Ready for National Theatre's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies, which opens at the Olivier Theatre this August, will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces the World Premiere of DEGAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Hangar Theatre will present the world premiere of Mimi Quillin's play Degage (disengage) from July 20 until July 29, 2017. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

The Ziegfeld Club to Award $10K Grant to Emerging Female Composer; Applications Open Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc., one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women, is thrilled to announce the third Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will open to applicants beginning Monday, July 31, 2017. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Joins MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances will run September 8 - October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Magical First Look at PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Finds Its 'Corner of the Sky' at TUTS - Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

TUTSThe all-new Theatre Under The Stars production of PIPPIN just opened at the Miller Outdoor Theatre on July 11th, and BroadwayWorld has footage from the show below! (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

PBS Announces Air Dates for SHE LOVES ME, PRESENT LAUGHTER, HOLIDAY INN & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Also announced is a weekly Friday night salute to Broadway from October 20 to December 1st. PBS raises the curtain on three of the Great White Way's most acclaimed recent musical productions. (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOMETHING'S COMING en 54 Below
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Jul 12, 2017

El pasado 5 de julio, Joan Vazquez debuto con su unipersonal SOMETHING'S COMING en el afamado 54 Below, convirtiendose en el primer artista español en actuar en este local. (more...)

FASCINATING RHYTHM Comes to Broadway Under the Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company presents Fascinating Rhythm, a kaleidoscope of music and dance, on August 4-6, 11-13 and 17-20, in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen. Fascinating Rhythm is the third Broadway Under the Stars production of their 2017 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch High Schoolers Tribute James M. Nederlander at the Jimmy Awards!
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2017

Below, check out a special tribute to James M. Nederlander featuring Sam Bennett, Briley Blade, Trey Caperton, Jack D'Angelo, Seamus Foley, Eric Garden, Ian Hayes, Levi Hopkins, Nathan Keffer, Lane Mogen, Joey Myers, Ramone Nelson, Patrick Shannon, Nathan Sink, Jacob Swanson, Cameron Vargas, William Webster, Stephanie Ainsworth, Grace Auer, Laurel Bollard, Elon Tobias, Shelby Ennis, Kayla Fallick, Briana Fleming, Sophia Rose Franklin, Hatty King, Jessica Lewis, Jaynie Parmenter, Morgan Roberts, Adriel Salinas, Marisa Spahn, Jilian Strattman, Adeline Tourondel, Liz Valentin. (more...)

GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Proscenium Live Free Festival of New Work Arrives from Portland Shakes & Proscenium Journal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal, in association with Artists Repertory Theatre, present the third annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Work. All performances are free and begin at 7:30pm on Artists Rep's Alder Stage. (more...)

Ian Finkel & Elliot Finkel to Take Center Stage at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Metropolitan Room in conjunction with Bernie Furshpan has announced the appearance of Ian Finkel, The World's Greatest Xylophonist and renowned pianist Elliot Finkel,  backed by some of New York's finest musicians. (more...)

Julia Abueva, Peter Cormican Join 10th MADAME MATHIEU'S SOIREE at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu celebrates her 10th show at The Duplex by adding Broadway's Peter Cormican (Follies, Phantom of the Opera) and the West End's Julia Abueva (Miss Saigon) to the previously announced Lauren Elder (Sideshow, HAIR) and political personality Mike Hot-Pence as guests of honor at the July edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. (more...)

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