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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.


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Tony Nominee Emily Skeggs Set for THE APPLE BOYS at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

THE APPLE BOYS, a new musical by Ben Bonnema (2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipient) and Jonothon Lyons, will be presented on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:30pm at Dixon Place.  (more...)

CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road Comes to the Grand 1894 Opera House in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

CHITA RIVERA & TOMMY TUNE are coming to The Grand 1894 Opera House, Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm, Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or visiting www.thegrand.com. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker. (more...)

THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS to Close Next Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Crusade of Connor Stephens will play its final performance Off-Broadway on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Lucy Dixon Returns to Crazy Coqs with LULU'S BACK IN TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The unique and talented jazz singer, percussionist and tap dancer, Lucy Dixon returns to Crazy Coqs on August 24 with her show Lulu's Back In Town. (more...)

BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2017

Summer wouldn't be the same in Los Angeles without the Hollywood Bowl's annual offering of a star-studded Broadway musical; and this year will be no different when the mega-hit Mamma Mia! getting ready to ignite on one of the world's most iconic stages July 28 - 30.  BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling dropped in at rehearsals earlier this week to get a sneak peek at rehearsals and to speak with members of the cast.  Featured in Mamma Mia! are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Jaime Camil as Sam, Tisha-Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, Hamish Linklater as Harry, Jennifer Nettles as Donna, and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Season Highlights, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll and More Set for Signature Theatre's 2017 Open House Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 6, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages. (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Meet the Composer and Orchestra of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

"The Bridges of Madison County" captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is a compelling, two-time Tony Award-winning musical now on stage at Peninsula Players through August 13.  "The Bridges of Madison County" is the touching story of Francesca, a lovely Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. She is looking forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 Indiana State Fair when ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions. What happens in those next four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS to Stream Live Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The August 3, 2017 performance of the Off-Broadway production The Crusade of Connor Stephens will be live-streamed, allowing theater-lovers to experience the critically-acclaimed production from anywhere in the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY!
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2017

Rehearsals are underway 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...)

Jessie Mueller Joins Star-Powered Lineup for Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale has announced this week that Jessie Mueller, Tony Award winner for 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' and most recently a Tony-nominee in Sarah Barielles' 'Waitress,' will make her P-Town debut for the Broadway @ Town Hall summer concert series in Provincetown on September 3 at 6:30pm with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Inside the First Day Rehearsal for PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 25, 2017

Rehearsals are underway 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...)

LA/LA Announces Free Public Launch Party 9/14 in Grand Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) announced a free, daylong party for the public in downtown L.A.'s Grand Park on Thursday, September 14, 2017, to celebrate the arrival of PST: LA/LA. The party runs from noon to 10pm and features music, food, drink, activities, giveaways, and a chance to plan an itinerary for Southern California's largest arts experience. (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

'CHITA & TUNE' to Launch Kean Stage's 2017-18 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Kean Stage, a presenter of world-class performances, continues to bring an impressive line-up of award-winning artists, engaging family events, dynamic dance companies and multicultural music and shows to Kean University as part of its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (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...)

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...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOLLIES at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. (more...)

VIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2017

Signature Theatre will present 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. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Florence Lacey
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 1, 2017

Today's subject Florence Lacey is currently living her theatre life at Signature Theatre where she is preparing to start performances of A Little Night Music in the role of Madame Armfeldt. The production runs August 15th through October 8th (more...)

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