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Inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers

The Will Rogers Follies focuses on the life and career of

famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (“Oklahoma’s

favorite son”). Using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop,

Follies describes the episodes of Rogers’ life in spectacular

production numbers and conveys the personality of

this quintessentially American figure using snippets of

his famous homespun style of wisdom and common

sense. Follies was the winner of the Tony and Drama

Desk Award for Best Musical.


WAKE UP with BWW 9/3/14 - BULL DURHAM in Atlanta, THE LION KING Hits 7,000, Seattle & the Finger Lakes Welcome Stars and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/3/14 - BULL DURHAM in Atlanta, THE LION KING Hits 7,000, Seattle & the Finger Lakes Welcome Stars and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 3, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LION KING marks a milestone, BULL DURHAM begins in Atlanta, A CHORUS LINE starts in Seattle and The Will Rogers Follies grace the Finger Lakes, plus lots of stars meet the press today! (more...)

Tom Wopat Stars in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Now thru 9/24Tom Wopat Stars in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Now thru 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on 'The Dukes of Hazzard' - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of 'The Will Rogers Follies.' The show runs from today, Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

Steps Beyond to Present THE WOMEN OF FOSSE, 10/5Steps Beyond to Present THE WOMEN OF FOSSE, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Steps Beyond announces another of its lively and informative Artists Talks with three 'Broadway Babies' who can rightly be called The Women of Fosse - Diane Laurenson, Dana Moore and Mimi Quillin. Laurenson and Moore have appeared in five Fosse shows between them - Sweet Charity, Chicago, Fosse, Dancin', and Big Deal, and Quillin performed in Sweet Charity and was also assistant to Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. The Broadway veterans will share fascinating stories about the great choreographer, drawn from their personal experiences and highlighted by film clips, followed by a Q&A session and reception. Sunday October 5, 7:30 PM at Steps on Broadway, 4th floor. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

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Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Steve Blanchard, George Dvorsky, Dee Hoty, Victoria Huston-Elem, Meredith Inglesby, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Danny Rothman, Emily Skinner, Chuck Wagner, and more. All four productions- LES MISERABLES, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

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Get swept away by an all-star cast in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's lush production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which runs August 5 through 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall. The show, which features the popular song "Send in the Clowns", stars Broadway's own Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky. Called "heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting" by the New York Times, Lyric's production is directed by artistic director Michael Baron and includes an original scenic design, new costumes, and a full orchestra. (more...)

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July Fourth is at last here, marking the official start to summer 2014. While there will be plenty of time today for fireworks and sparklers, real theatre fans know that there is no better way to celebrate our country's birthday than with a salute to a truly American institution- Broadway! BroadwayWorld is celebrating Independence Day with a collection of Broadway's most patriotic tunes, from shows such as 1776, The Will Rogers Follies, GEORGE M., WEST SIDE STORY, RAGTIME and so many more! (more...)

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On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

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Below, Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of GIGI turned to Instagram to share their excitement over the news that they will soon be heading to the Great White Way. (more...)

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Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

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The box office for the new Broadway production of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) opened this morning, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will begin previews on Thursday, March 19, with opening night on Wednesday, April 8. In celebration of the big day, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive production shots of the cast in action! (more...)

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The Tony winner is costarring in downtown performance piece 'The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips' and doing cabaret shows uptown. (more...)

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?The box office for the new Broadway production of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) will open Monday, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will begin previews on Thursday, March 19, with opening night on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

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Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will bring back one of audiences' favorite musicals "The Will Rogers Follies" January 16 - 31, 2015. (more...)

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Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production starsVanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production starsVanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Vanessa Hudgens and the Company of GIGI- Performance Preview!Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Vanessa Hudgens and the Company of GIGI- Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production stars Vanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photos from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Vanessa Hudgens & the Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Meet the Press!FREEZE FRAME: Vanessa Hudgens & the Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Meet the Press!
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Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Now thru 8/9Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Now thru 8/9
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Elisabeth Moss Reveals Hopes of Someday Starring in SUNSET BOULEVARDElisabeth Moss Reveals Hopes of Someday Starring in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In a recent interview with Gotham Magazine, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss revealed hopes of one day starring in Sunset Boulevard. She told Gotham: 'I've seen it twice, once with Glenn Close, the other time with Patti LuPone. Then I basically lived out my life waiting to get old enough to play that part. I also remember seeing The Will Rogers Follies. It was just such a great, old-fashioned, sad musical. I like sad musicals.' An official announcement has not yet been made. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "The Will Rogers Follies." The show runs from Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

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