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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.


Photo Coverage: Melissa Errico Previews Her Latest Show At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Oct 31, 2018

After multiple sold-out engagements at Feinstein's/54 Below, as well as in London and Washington, DC over the last year, Tony Award-nominated singer, actress, and writer Melissa Errico returns to Broadway's Living Room! (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, And More Take the Stage This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Live Chats with THE FERRYMAN Stars Niall Wright & Fra Fee- Watch the Full Conversation!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Tomorrow, November 9th, (5:00pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with not one, but two stars of The Ferryman- Niall Wright and Fra Fee. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Co Welcomes Lesli Margherita, Sharon McKnight and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Producing Artistic Director KARYL LYNN BURNS today announced programming for the company's JANET AND MARK L. GOLDENSON 2018-2019 Broadway Concert Series. According to Burns, the series offers an opportunity for audiences to enjoy the talents and personal stories and insights of some of the best and brightest concert and cabaret stars of the West End, Broadway and the West Coast. (more...)

PS Classics Presents The Fifth Solo Album From Philip Chaffin WILL HE LIKE ME?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

PS CLASSICS, the label that celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, has released its groundbreaking new recording Philip Chaffin: Will He Like Me? today, Friday, November 9. The album is featured in The New York Times "2018 Holiday Gift Guide," which raves, "From 'When I Marry Mr. Snow' to 'I Got Lost in His Arms,' Chaffin tells a familiar story that has never sounded so new."  (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Presents Its Annual Holiday Revue 'Christmas City Follies'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Touchstone Theatre presents the latest in their Christmas City Follies series, the theatre's annual holiday-themed vaudeville show, filled with jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer. Christmas City Follies XIX runs December 6-23, 2018 at Touchstone's home theatre at 321 East Fourth Street in Southside Bethlehem. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Gavin Creel, Joel Grey, and More to Appear at MTC Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring three-time Tony Award recipient Bernadette Peters, on Monday evening, November 19 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz and Friends, Joely Fisher, and More Head to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Ben Steinfeld, Emily Young & More Will Star in Fiasco's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced complete casting for Fiasco Theater's new production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Fiasco's production will be directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Director Noah Brody, is based on and with additional material from the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and will feature Music Direction & Orchestrations by Alexander Gemignani and Choreography by Lorin Latarro. (more...)

The McKittrick Hotel Announces WONDERS AT DUSK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces the arrival of Wonders at Dusk, an enchanted evening of mystery and mind reading by acclaimed mentalist Scott Silven. Wonders at Dusk joins the hotel's fall entertainment lineup in The Club Car on Friday and Saturday nights. Wonders at Dusk is currently in preview performances, with opening night slated for Friday, November 30. (more...)

Podcast: Natasha Katz, Joan Marcus & More Stop By on the Latest Episodes of THE FABULOUS INVALID!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Theater stalwart Jamie Du Mont, Lucille Lortel Award winner Leslie Kritzer, writer and theater critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard recently launched their brand-new Broadway-centric podcast, The Fabulous Invalid. The inaugural season will consist of 40 episodes, released weekly between Broadway performances on Wednesday two-show days. Select episodes will be taped from the group's 'usual table' at the famed theater restaurant Orso. Catch up on some of the latest episodes below! (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Will Perform Live In The Club Car At The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces the return of New Orleans' legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, performing on Wednesday, November 14 and two shows on Thursday, November 15 in The Club Car. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Sharon McKnight, and More Join Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Rubicon Theatre Producing Artistic Director KARYL LYNN BURNS today announced programming for the company's JANET AND MARK L. GOLDENSON 2018-2019 Broadway Concert Series. According to Burns, the series offers an opportunity for audiences to enjoy the talents and personal stories and insights of some of the best and brightest concert and cabaret stars of the West End, Broadway and the West Coast. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse celebrates the magic of the holiday season with the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins. Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Katie Coleman and choreography by Kimberly Richards. (more...)

Coal Mine Theatre Presents THE WONDER PAGEANT This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

THE WONDER PAGEANT, this year's Coal Mine Theatre commission, is a hilarious world premiere every night. (more...)

See The Current Standings In The BroadwayWorld UK Awards; THE JUNGLE Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went on for the very first time. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

The hit comedy A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, nominated for eight Tony Awards during its 2017 Broadway run, will premiere at George Street Playhouse's current venue, 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, NJ, featuring Kellie Overbey (Broadway's The Coast of Utopia) in the leading role of Nora Helmer. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: BALANCHINE: THE CITY CENTER YEARS
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 5, 2018

October 31, Halloween. I was walking to City Center for the opening of 'Balanchine: The City Center Years.' But then I began thinking of Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies.' You must all know the musical. Everyone returns for a reunion, only to be met with ghosts and remembrances of their past lives. After all, City Center is where New York City Ballet began in 1948. I wondered who I would encounter? I saw Allegra Kent. I think I saw two other members of the company who danced on New York City Ballet's opening night 70 years ago? But perhaps I'd encounter some of the other principal dancers of that time: Maria Tallchief on the stairs? Or Tanaquil Le Clercq at the bar? Or Frank Hobi? Francisco Moncion? Nicholas Magallenes? Yvonne Mounsey? Diana Adams? (more...)

Lianah Sta. Ana And Jesse Swenson Headline Next MADAME'S SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Lianah Sta. Ana (Miss Saigon, Women on Fire) and Jesse Swenson (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family) as guests of honor at the November edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Puts On Their Monday Clothes to Celebrate Bernadette Peters at MTC's Fall Benefit!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2018

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. Peters has been a longtime member of the MTC family, since she co-starred with Christine Baranski in Sally and Marsha, directed by Lynne Meadow in 1982, at which time she joined the MTC Board. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For A.R.T.'s BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team for Barber Shop Chronicles. The Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production begins preview performances on Wednesday, December 5, 2018; opens Friday, December 7; and closes Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents BACK TO METHUSELAH (PART TWO)
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 20, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group presented Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah (Part 2) on November 19. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below! (more...)

Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces 4 GIRLS 4 Featuring Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, Faith Prince, and Lillias White
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Irvine Barclay Theatre was recently informed that Bebe Neuwirth is withdrawing from her concert engagement at Irvine Barclay Theatre on March 16th. Scheduling conflicts will preclude her from being able to perform at the Barclay as planned. In her stead, the Barclay is announcing a performance on the same date, March 16, 2019 at 8pm, of 4 GIRLS 4 featuring four legendary Broadway singers and actresses. (more...)

Final Week Of Voting For The 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards; See The Current Standings!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

It's the final week of voting for the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tyne Daly, Tim Daly & More Celebrate Opening Night of Primary Satges' DOWNSTAIRS
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 19, 2018

Primary Stages presents Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck ("Smash," Bernhardt/Hamlet, Poor Behavior at Primary Stages), directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (What We're Up Against). Performances began at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014) on November 7, 2018, opened last night, November 18, and runs through December 22, 2018. The cast includes Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy, "Cagney and Lacey") as "Irene," Emmy Award nominee Tim Daly ("Wings," "Madam Secretary") as "Teddy," and John Procaccino (Our Lady of 121st Street, Our Mother's Brief Affair) as "Gerry." (more...)

Nine-Time Vegas Comedian Of The Year Rita Rudner Brings Her Iconic Observations On Everyday Life To The McCallum
by David Green - Nov 19, 2018

The McCallum Theatre presents Rita Rudner on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm. The nine-time Las Vegas Comedian of the Year has the longest running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas with over 14 years on the Strip. Known for her thought-provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rudner keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her. (more...)

BWW TV: Stars Get Pinned! Go Inside the 10th Annual Broadway Salutes with Danny Burstein, Nicolette Robinson & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2018

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony earlier this week at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). BroadwayWorld was there, and we're taking you inside the big day below! (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Heads to the Red Carpet of the A BRONX TALE Tour in Los Angeles
by West of Broadway - Nov 18, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway, Will heads to the red carpet at the Pantages Theater for Opening Night of A Bronx Tale where he gets to talk one on one with the stars! Then we join Will and Lara to review A Bronx Tale before we are joined by Theater reviewer and new WOB Ensemble member Melanie Hooks to talk about In a Booth at Chasen's running at The El Portal Theater and then we meet Elizabeth Lucin and Craig Sherman fill us in on the Color Purple playing at Greenway Playhouse! (more...)

FPAC Presents THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Nutcracker is a holiday season tradition for countless young dancers whose annual turn in the Christmas fantasy marks a celebrated rite of passage. The chance to take part in the enchanting production, full of pageantry and splendor, engages the starry-eyed child dancer, while more advanced ballerinas relish opportunities to be cast in progressively more challenging roles. (more...)

TABLE TALES Cookbook: Recipe for a Successful Dinner Party
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

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BEFORE THIS NEW YEAR Gets Industry Reading November 19th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

'Before This New Year,' a coming-of-age identity and right-of-first-passage love story by playwright Liana Sonenclar, will play a reading for industry on Monday, November 19th at 7 PM, at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street, and will feature a notable cast. The play is helmed by director Kimberly Loren Eaton, who has been working on the development of the piece with Sonenclar the past several months through her creative development and production company Theatrum Mundi Productions. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Damon J. Gillespie, and More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

El Teatre Condal acogerá I HATE MUSIC con Joana Estebanell
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 14, 2018

Los dias 18, 19 y 20 de noviembre la actriz barcelonesa ofrecera este homenaje a Leonard Bernstein (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Season Featuring CAROLINE, OR CHANGE & QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Following an acclaimed 17th season that included sold-out performances, critical accolades, and multiple New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) Awards for its record-breaking production of Follies, Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) returns for its female-driven 18th season, featuring a benefit concert of Luna Park: A New Musical and two mainstage productions: the New York Premiere of Queen and the Tony-nominated musical, Caroline, or Change. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, With Performance by Nicolette Robinson
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2018

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). (more...)

See The Current Standings In The BroadwayWorld UK Awards; Ian McKellen Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld UK Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favourites. (more...)

Broadway Actress and Mentor Paula Wayne Passes Away Age 84
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

According to the Miami Herald, Broadway actress turned teacher and mentor Paula Wayne has passed away at age 84. She died on November 9th following a battle with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Jamie Jackson, & Jesse JP Johnson Join Cast of WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre this fall. Beginning Tuesday, November 20, Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel will assume the role of Madame Morrible and Jamie Jackson will assume the role of Doctor Dillamond. Jesse JP Johnson will assume the role of Boq on Tuesday, December 11. (more...)

Dance Now Presents Megan Williams Dance Projects In One Woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

DANCE NOW is pleased to present an encore performance of Megan Williams's ONE WOMAN SHOW, a post-postmodern dance-theater Follies for the small stage, on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 5pm, at Joe's Pub. (more...)

The Smith Center To Present A Wide Variety Of Shows For The Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

To help community members get in the festive spirit, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts  announced today it will present a variety of shows this holiday season that span a broad range of genres to entertain all audiences. These include Broadway smash "The Lion King" with eight performances during the week of Thanksgiving, DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular, A Well-Strung Christmas, Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara with Seth Rudetsky, Nevada Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker," the Las Vegas Philharmonic's "A Classic Holiday," Clint Holmes' "Holmes for the Holidays," Graham Dechter & Friends, and Frankie Moreno's "With Plenty of Mistletoe." (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes April Nixon, Gabrielle Jackson
by West of Broadway - Nov 12, 2018

Join us for a conversation with Greenway Arts Alliance's Production of The Color Purple's very own April Nixon and Gabrielle Jackson. On stage here in LA until December 9th. After that, we catch up with West of Broadway Ensemble Member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara's review of Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Guys & Dolls! (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie Celebrate Sondheim and Hamlisch at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie, two of Broadways most endearing leading ladies, who starred in two of Broadway's most iconic shows (Annie and A Chorus Line) bring their ever vibrant talent and personal connection to this celebration of two of Americas most beloved musical theatre composers: Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Becky Baeling Lythgoe
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Podcast we sit down with host Lara Scott to hear all about her exciting voyage aboard the Disney Dream. And then we catch up with Becky Baeling Lythgoe out of Lythgoe Family Panto to talk about her exciting new production The Wonderful Winter of OZ playing at the Pasadena Civic Center December 14-30. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Kelley Dorney, Brent Schindele and Chats THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS
by West of Broadway - Nov 11, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara gets to hear about Will's experience at the El Capitan Theater seeing the premier of the Disney film 'Nutcracker and the Four Realms.'  Plus! they talk to Amanda Rafkin a Los Angeles-based composer, musical director, and pianist. She is the composer of the new musical The Lightning Howler, formerly titled 300 Bones, and is also the host, producer, pianist and musical director of Broadway LA Unplugged, a bi-monthly acoustic cabaret show. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 10, 2018
by - Nov 10, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Judy Gold Joins as Opening Acts for NUCLEAR FOLLIES: A Musical Revue about the End of the World
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Daniel Neiden Productions and Robert Neapolitan will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear Follies byGregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden.  Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018.  Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: FIrst Look at Hope Mill Theatre's PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2018

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester presents the musical revue Putting it Together. Putting it Together, which celebrates and showcases the songs of Stephen Sondheim, will be directed by Bronagh Lagan and runs from Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 24 November 2018. (more...)

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

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