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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.


Sierra Boggess, Beth Leavel & More Set for SHOW OFF Benefit Concert at NYU's Skirball Center, 10/20Sierra Boggess, Beth Leavel & More Set for SHOW OFF Benefit Concert at NYU's Skirball Center, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today that Tony winners Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Lillias White (The Life) along with Sierra Boggess (Disney's The Little Mermaid), Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies), Susan Egan (Disney's Beauty and the Beast), and Grammy winner Amanda McBroom ('The Rose') are among the performers that will headline SHOW OFF!, a benefit concert celebrating 25 years of NAMT's Annual Festival of New Musicals on Sunday, October 20 at 7pm at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square). (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!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...)

Christopher Sieber, Marc Kudisch & More Set for NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New MusicalsChristopher Sieber, Marc Kudisch & More Set for NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced initial casting for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

FOOTLOOSE, HELLO, DOLLY! & More Set for Cincinnati Landmark Productions' Summer 2014 SeasonFOOTLOOSE, HELLO, DOLLY! & More Set for Cincinnati Landmark Productions' Summer 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The season includes Hello Dolly, The Sunshine Boys, Footloose and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
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...)

Fred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterFred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Cy Coleman. (more...)

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK to Host Post-Show Talkback, 11/30THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK to Host Post-Show Talkback, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013

The cast and author of THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a new play by Merle Good, will host a special post-performance discussion immediately after the 2 PM matinee this Saturday, November 30th at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features multiple Tony nominee Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, Footloose), Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Mat Hostetler (War Horse, "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar"), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), and Nicholas Urda (Love's Labour's Lost). (more...)

Lyric Theatre's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Feature OKC Thunder's Storm Chasers & MoreLyric Theatre's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Feature OKC Thunder's Storm Chasers & More
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

Last time Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presented The Will Rogers Follies was in 2002, during the theatre's first performances at the newly-renovated Civic Center Music Hall. In homage to this important milestone, the theatre will present the musical during its 50th Anniversary Season, July 23-27 at the Civic Center. (more...)

Buck Creek Players to Stage CITY OF ANGELS, 6/7-23Buck Creek Players to Stage CITY OF ANGELS, 6/7-23
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 2012-2013 season 'In the Spotlight' with the Tony Award winning musical, City of Angels, a deliciously funny spoof of 1940's film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction. The wickedly witty musical -- written by Larry Gelbart, creator of TV's M*A*S*H -- opened on Broadway in 1989. With four-part harmonies by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye GIrl, Disney's Hercules, Disney's Mulan), City of Angels went on to win numerous honors in 1990, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and The New York Drama Critics Circle awards for best musical. Opening Friday, June 7th, and running for three weekends through Sunday, June 23rd, curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees offered on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast-side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for students (through college), and senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Reservations are recommended and may be reserved online atwww.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling (317) 862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online. (more...)

Tammy Minoff's PERENNIAL Begins 6/1 at Sidewalk Studio TheatreTammy Minoff's PERENNIAL Begins 6/1 at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Tammy Minoff (of Los Angeles; Original Casts of "The Will Rogers Follies" and "The Goodbye Girl") will star as Rosemary in the World Premiere of a new play called "Perennial," which marks her debut as a playwright. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: New Dramatists Honor Seth GelblumFREEZE FRAME: New Dramatists Honor Seth Gelblum
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2013

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, just honored entertainment lawyer and New Dramatists Chairman of the Board Seth Gelblum with their 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 64th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute, earlier today, May 21 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those performing tributes were Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Hands on a Hardbody, The Will Rogers Follies) and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change; Jelly's Last Jam). The event co-chairs are Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, and Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

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...)

FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

Tony® nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian's Rainbow); two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie, Promises Promises); three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, The Wiz); three time Tony-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose); Tony Award winning producer, singer and actor Tamara Tunie (producer of Spring Awakening, performed in Broadway's Oh Kay!); and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond) all gathered last week to preview their upcoming shows at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kennedy Center International Theater Festival 2014Photo Flash: Kennedy Center International Theater Festival 2014
by Charles Shubow - Mar 14, 2014

The three week WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 besides presenting wonderful performances, also has a variety of wonderful installations throughout the Kennedy Center during the Festival which runs until March 30, 2014. All of these are FREE. (more...)

Buck Creek Players Stages CITY OF ANGELS, Now thru 6/23Buck Creek Players Stages CITY OF ANGELS, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 2012-2013 season 'In the Spotlight' with the Tony Award winning musical, City of Angels, a deliciously funny spoof of 1940's film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction. The wickedly witty musical -- written by Larry Gelbart, creator of TV's M*A*S*H -- opened on Broadway in 1989. With four-part harmonies by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye GIrl, Disney's Hercules, Disney's Mulan), City of Angels went on to win numerous honors in 1990, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and The New York Drama Critics Circle awards for best musical. Opening tonight, June 7th, and running for three weekends through Sunday, June 23rd, curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. todays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees offered on Sundays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast-side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for students (through college), and senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Reservations are recommended and may be reserved online atwww.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling (317) 862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/30/2013Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 6/30/2013
by BWW - Jun 30, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/30/2013 for Austin (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Stephanie Pope of 'Pippin'GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Stephanie Pope of 'Pippin'
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 29, 2013

Stephanie worked with Fosse back in the '80s, and has come out of semi-retirement to dance Fosse-style again (and understudy the lead role) in the Tony-winning revival. (more...)

Buck Creek Players to Stage CITY OF ANGELS, 6/7-23Buck Creek Players to Stage CITY OF ANGELS, 6/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

The Buck Creek Players will continue their 2012-2013 season 'In the Spotlight' with the Tony Award winning musical, City of Angels, a deliciously funny spoof of 1940's film noir and hard-boiled detective fiction. The wickedly witty musical -- written by Larry Gelbart, creator of TV's M*A*S*H -- opened on Broadway in 1989. With four-part harmonies by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum, The Will Rogers Follies) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye GIrl, Disney's Hercules, Disney's Mulan), City of Angels went on to win numerous honors in 1990, including the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and The New York Drama Critics Circle awards for best musical. Opening Friday, June 7th, and running for three weekends through Today, June 23rd, curtain times will be at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees offered todays. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast-side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for students (through college), and senior citizens (ages 62 and older). Reservations are recommended and may be reserved online atwww.buckcreekplayers.com, or by calling (317) 862-2270. Group discounts are also available for parties of ten or more when purchased online. (more...)

Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky to Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 8/5-9Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky to Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

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...)

Tammy Minoff's PERENNIAL Begins Tonight at Sidewalk Studio TheatreTammy Minoff's PERENNIAL Begins Tonight at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2013

Tammy Minoff (of Los Angeles; Original Casts of 'The Will Rogers Follies' and 'The Goodbye Girl') will star as Rosemary in the World Premiere of a new play called 'Perennial,' which marks her debut as a playwright. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/07/2013Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/07/2013
by BWW - Jul 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/07/2013 for Austin (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Salutes America- An Independence Day Video Roundup!STAGE TUBE: Broadway Salutes America- An Independence Day Video Roundup!
by Stage Tube - Jul 4, 2014

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...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: A Patriotic Salute to Broadway!MEGA STAGE TUBE: A Patriotic Salute to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Jul 4, 2013

July Fourth is at last here, marking the official start to summer 2013. 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/28/2013Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/28/2013
by BWW - Jul 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/28/2013 for Austin (more...)

ABC Family Cancels BUNHEADS, Starring Sutton FosterABC Family Cancels BUNHEADS, Starring Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter writes that ABC Family has cancelled BUNHEADS, starring Broadway favorite and two-time Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster. The show ended its first season in February. Despite earlier reports that BUNHEADS' second season would have been entitled to a 25% tax credit for filming in the state of California, plus a wide fan-base, the show has not been renewed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Georgetown Palace Brings Classic Broadway to Austin with THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIESBWW Reviews: Georgetown Palace Brings Classic Broadway to Austin with THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
by Jeff Davis - Jul 22, 2013

As Georgetown Palace's production of The Will Rogers Follies proves, a few rope tricks, corny jokes, and leggy showgirls wearing next to nothing will always please a crowd. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/21/2013Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/21/2013 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 7/21/2013Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 7/21/2013
by BWW - Jul 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/21/2013 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 7/14/2013Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 7/14/2013
by BWW - Jul 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/14/2013 for Oklahoma (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/14/2013Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 7/14/2013
by BWW - Jul 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/14/2013 for Austin (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

BWW TV: Thank Heaven for GIGI- In Rehearsal with the Broadway-Bound Company!BWW TV: Thank Heaven for GIGI- In Rehearsal with the Broadway-Bound Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 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. (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!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 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 photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK with Dee Hoty Ends Off-Broadway Run TodayTHE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK with Dee Hoty Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2013

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK by Merle Good concludes its limited Off-Broadway run today at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels,"Elementary"), Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Boeing-Boeing), Mat Hostetler(War Horse, "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar"), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), and Nicholas Urda(Love's Labour's Lost). (more...)

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK Enters Final Week of Performances Off-BroadwayTHE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK Enters Final Week of Performances Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK by Merle Good will end its run this Sunday, December 22nd at 3 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, "Elementary"), Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Boeing-Boeing), Mat Hostetler (War Horse, "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar"), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), and Nicholas Urda (Love's Labour's Lost). (more...)

Broadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus to Host NO ONE IS ALONE BenefitBroadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus to Host NO ONE IS ALONE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Broadway Theater Workshops-Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus will present NO ONE IS ALONE, it's 2nd Annual Holiday Benefit to help families in need, featuring songs from Broadway as well as holiday favorites, on Sunday, December 21st in Montvale, New Jersey. (more...)

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK to Close 12/22 Off-BroadwayTHE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK to Close 12/22 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK by Merle Good will end its run Sunday, December 22nd at 3 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, 'Elementary'), Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Boeing-Boeing), Mat Hostetler (War Horse, 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'White Collar'), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), and Nicholas Urda (Love's Labour's Lost). (more...)

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
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Get swept away by an all-star cast in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's lush production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which runs today, August 5 through 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall. (more...)

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...)

Cast Announced for ADULTS, KEEP OUT! at Santa Monica PlayhouseCast Announced for ADULTS, KEEP OUT! at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Santa Monica Playhouse announced today that Gina Rizzo Bishop, The Will Rogers Follies (Broadway/National Tour), Gypsy, Joseph (National Tour), Unfabulous, Drake & Josh, An American Love; Kate Bergeron, On the Brink (Z Factor TV), Chasing Eden (Little Miss Mafia Films), Leading Ladies (Theatre at the Center), BuzzFeed producer; Patrick Censoplano, Fame (MGM), Gettin' It (Second Slate Films), Bye Bye Birdie (Glendale Center Theatre Co), Hearing Your Heart (Kennedy Center); Ryland Dodge, 1940s Radio Hour (South Bay Civic Light Opera), I Suck (Cinekoncept), The Crucible and The Three Musketeers (The Arts and Dance Company); Sarai Jimenez, Maximum Security (Young Professionals' Company), Shot in the Dark (The Dream Factory, England); Obi Ndefo, Star Trek, Star Gate, Dawson's Creek, Seeds (Cornerstone Theater), Downstream (writer/producer, Orphan Productions); and Jessica Stone, Terri (Sundance-honored feature film), Six Feet Under, Chicago Hope (recurring), Hairspray, the voice of Stanley (Disney) will play "The Kids" in Santa Monica Playhouse's new staging of the internationally acclaimed Rudie-DeCarlo original musical Adults, Keep Out! - a delightful mix of Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and the Little Rascals and a loving tribute to Ogden Nash, J.R.R. Tolkien and Gilbert & Sullivan. On stage in The Other Space at Santa Monica Playhouse now through September 29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey RooneyPhoto Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died on Sunday at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen great below. (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey RooneyCarol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey RooneyLiza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

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