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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.


Alan Cumming Comes to State Theatre New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

State Theatre New Jersey presents Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming in his new show Legal Immigrant on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8pm. In addition to the show, all ticket buyers for Legal Immigrant are welcomed to come early for a pre-show Pride Night reception from 7pm-8pm in the second floor lobby of the State Theatre. Tickets for Legal Immigrant range from $39-$69. (more...)

2018 TRU Love Benefit to Honor Baayork Lee and John Chatterton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 TRU Love Benefit, 'The Power of Community: Bringing People Together Through the Arts.' The event will honor legendary A Chorus Line co-star and co-founder of the National Asian Artists Project Baayork Lee, who will receive the TRU Spirit of Theater Award for a lifetime of creating opportunities for Asian artists; and off-off-Broadway maverick, creator of the former OOBR Awards and the Midtown International Theatre Festival, John Chatterton who will receive the TRU Entrepreneur Award for providing 17 years of developmental opportunities for a range of independent theater artists. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant and More Join Star-Studded TWELVE ANGRY MEN Reading; Cady Huffman Directs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Producer Lauren Class Schneider announced today that Kathleen Chalfant, Ann Harada and Ana Villafañe will join the stellar all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman will direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II. (more...)

National Theatre Live Launches At The Bickford Theatre, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Morris Museum will launch its new partnership with National Theatre Live on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. This new opportunity to experience theatre at the Bickford, provides the best seat in the house for live performances and encore screenings transmitted by satellite from stages in the UK.  Attendees will experience some of the foremost talents in these world-class productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Bill Kenwright's highly anticipated new production of Saturday Night Fever is underway. Joining acclaimed dancer and actor Richard Winso ras Tony Manero, in his first leading role in a major musical, is: Kate Parr (Follies) in the role of Stephanie, Owen Broughton (Gus), Michael Cortez (Joey), Raphael Pace (Bobbie C) and Jared Thompson (Double Jay). (more...)

Full Casting Announced For 2018's World Renowned From Page To Stage At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

With rehearsals starting today, the full cast has been announced for Aria Entertainment's prestigious festival of new musical theatre, From Page To Stage (FPTS), which returns with gusto for a 6th successful year from September 2018 at London's Southwark Playhouse. Jane Deitch has cast the 37-strong company, who will each star in one of the seven brand new musicals featured in the 2018 festival. (more...)

Dante & Dowling Square Off In Theater UnCorked's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the cast for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, an enhanced staged reading on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewett Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

Christiane Noll Brings 'Am I Losing My Mind' to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Tony Award nominee Christiane Noll will bring her new solo show, Am I Losing My Mind, to Feinstein's at the Nikko onMonday, December 10 at 7 p.m. In this special one-night-only engagement, Noll will perform songs from Broadway shows that feature some of the greatest female characters of all-time, including Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Dear Evan Hansen, Jekyll & Hyde, Grey Gardens, Follies, Next to Normal, and more. (more...)

Vicki Knight Stars In SIMPLY SEPTEMBER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

One of the desert's favorite performer and former Palm Springs Follies star, Vicki Knight will sing standards from the Great American Songbook and Broadway stage in this one performance only, one woman cabaret style concert. Joining her is famed musical director Paul Cracchiolo on the baby grand piano. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 5, 2018
by - Sep 5, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Majestic Theater Presents its 3rd Annual National Theatre Live Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg, PA is proud to announce the 3rd annual National Theatre Live Festival! National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world. The Majestic is the only theater in America to feature a festival with these 6 PLAYS in 3 DAYS! Back by popular demand you can purchase a full Festival pass for $125 to see all 6 shows in the 3 days, or you can purchase individual show tickets: Adults $25, Students $12. (more...)

National Theatre Releases Annual Review For 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The National Theatre has released its annual review for 2017-18. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Valerie Perri from Reprise 2.0's THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by West of Broadway - Sep 4, 2018

Reprise 2.0 is presenting Kander and Ebbs THE WORLD GOES ROUND at UCLA's Freud Playhouse September 5th through the 16th and we are so thrilled to be joined by award-winning singer actress Valerie Perri! (more...)

New Award-Winning Musical MECHANICAL Receives First Readings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The new musical MECHANICAL by Jonathan Larson Grant recipients Mike Pettry (The Light Princess) and Sara Cooper (The Memory Show) will be presented as staged readings on September 25th and 28th, funded in part by a New Works Grant from Queens Council on the Arts. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Broadway Diva Karen Mason from the National Tour of LOVE NEVER DIES
by West of Broadway - Sep 19, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Lara and Will's Husband Bill discuss opening night of Beautiful the Carole King Story and we get a call from the DIVA Karen Mason while she's mid show of her production of Love Never Dies.  Karen discusses her tour, cabaret and Hurricane Florence and then we wrap up with our very first report from our West of Broadway ensemble member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

Judy Garland's Private, Long-Lost Recordings Inspire New Show Making NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Her words. His voice. Hollywood legend Judy Garland's infamous private recordings are the basis of The Book That I'm Going to Write, By Judy Garland, faithfully adapted and performed by Jason Powell. On the heels of winning The Producer's Encore Award at Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, the show makes its New York City debut on November 3 at The Jerry Orbach Theater (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) for three performances through November 5. (more...)

What's On At Hope Mill Theatre This Autumn/Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The full line up of what's coming up at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester over the next few months has been announced. As well as in-house musicals and visiting productions, the critically acclaimed theatre has announced a fortnight of special shows and events to mark its forthcoming 3rd Birthday. (more...)

Judy Garland's Private, Long-Lost Recordings Inspire New Show Making NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Her words. His voice. Hollywood legend Judy Garland's infamous private recordings are the basis of The Book That I'm Going to Write, By Judy Garland, faithfully adapted and performed by Jason Powell. On the heels of winning The Producer's Encore Award at Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, the show makes its New York City debut on November 3 at The Jerry Orbach Theater (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) for three performances through November 5. (more...)

Kristolyn Lloyd, Nikkie Renee Daniels & More Join Aretha Franklin Concert At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, who passed away on August 16th, will be celebrated in story and song at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, October 7th, at 9:30pm, in a concert directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside the TWELVE ANGRY MEN All-Female Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Returning Guest Laurie Wells, New Correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of West of Broadway, we catch up with our very first guest, Laurie Wells and we introduce our listeners to our new correspondent Jennifer Lynn O'Hara. (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes Sarah Bockel from the BEAUTIFUL Tour
by West of Broadway - Sep 17, 2018

In this episode of West of Broadway Will and Lara get to speak with Beautiful The Carole King Musical star Sarah Bockel opening at the Pantages Theater on September 13th and then they get a call from the creator of Tenor by Night and new musical appearing at the El Portal Theatre September 22nd and 23rd. (more...)


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Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Jeremy Jordan Slated for Concerts at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2018
by - Sep 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

DO40 Presents We're Still Here! To Celebrate It's 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

Dancers Over 40 begins the Fall season with We're Still Here! A Song and Dance concert to celebrate it's 25th Anniversary and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, on Monday, October 15th, 8PM at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 14, 2018
by - Sep 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Will Roland, Julia Murney, & More Join BILLBOARD BY THE YEAR At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Will Roland (Be More Chill, Dear Evan Hansen), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), and Claybourne Elder (Passion) are scheduled to appear in the new BILLBOARD BY THE YEAR series at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, October 5th, at 9:30pm, produced and directed by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances
by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history. (more...)

Mckittrick Hotel Announces The Club Car, A New Space For Late Night Revelry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, introduces The Club Car, the hotel's premiere destination for evening and late-night entertainment. This fall, The Club Car abounds with wicked and wild events that expand the world of The McKittrick beyond Sleep No More. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 12, 2018
by - Sep 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TITANIC May Be Sailing to Broadway with Eric Schaeffer at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

According to a recent Equity casting notice, a revival of Titanic may be setting course for Broadway in the 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Best-selling recording artist, X-Factor winner and West End star Matt Cardle stars with the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical through until the end of the celebrated run at the Piccadilly Theatre, on Saturday 27 October. Based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and now transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, Matt plays the role of band leader Wally Strand. (more...)

Rebecca Luker and Danny Burstein To Be Honored At 2018 Primary Stages Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Primary Stages announced today that its 2018 Gala will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360º (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Tony nominees Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man) and Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific); Eleanor Holtzman, trailblazing marketing executive and Primary Stages Board Member; and Jose M. Toro, Senior Director, Commercial Management, LeFrak Property Management.   (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham to Debut A SONDHEIM SALON At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

The Green Room 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present Nathan Lee Graham, the singular Grammy Award winning performer from Zoolander, HBO's "The Comeback," Broadway's Priscilla and more, in the world premiere of his first evening of all theater music "All Things Bright and Beautiful: A Sondheim Salon" on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM. From the dramatic ballads of Follies to the comedic highlights of Forum, Graham will perform a vividly creative cross-section of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer's most beloved creations. After a whirlwind year in which Graham was nominated for a Lucile Lortel Award for the hit Off Broadway musical The View UpStairs to starring in the Fox TV series "LA to Vegas" opposite Dylan McDermott, Graham will present a romantic, 19th Century-style evening featuring songs such as "Loving You," "Bounce" and "Being Alive." He will be joined by musical director Tracy Stark on piano with Peter Calo on guitar.  (more...)

Julesworks Follies Presents 55th Edition, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Julesworks Follies 55th Edition Beatles Number 9 Salute Not Melodrama & Revisionist Real History Spoof Episode will be on Sunday Sep 23rd at 7:30PM at Le Jean Cocteau Cinema. Julesworks returns to a time slot we hope will work better for our beloved audience, as Santa Fe's longest running not quite monthly live variety show presenting Theatre, Music, Comedy, Stand Up Spoken Words, Dance! and much more. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2018
by - Aug 31, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM Will Dance Out of the West End October 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Strictly Ballroom The Musical is based on Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed film and was transformed into a spectacular and joyous West End musical, opening April 24 at London's Piccadilly Theatre. The dance tale will end its run on October 27. (more...)

Jenny Powers and Matt Cavenaugh to Lead FALL MUNY MAGIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Muny concludes its century of celebration with the seventh installment of its bi-annual concert series, Muny Magic at The Sheldon. (more...)

DMT Presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) opens its 2018-19 season to Once Upon a Mattress, with performances running September 13-30, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Donna Murphy Says 'So Long Dearie' to HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

It may be a while since the parade passed by, but there's never a bad time to mourn the closing of HELLO, DOLLY! While Bette Midler sparkled from stage to headlines, Donna Murphy was equally as stunning in the role and paid her own tribute to the ending of her run in the iconic red dress. Watch below! (more...)

BWW Review: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - BACKWARDS, TO UNDERSTAND THE IRONY at The Colony Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 28, 2018

Presented by a brand new Production group, 4 Leaf Music Productions, in Association with Golden Performing Arts Center, and based on a 1934 Kaufman and Hart play of the same name, this musical tells the story of three friends, Franklin, Charley, and Mary, and the progressive decadence of their bonds and their dreams. The story is told in reverse. When it begins, in 1980, they're in their 40's: Franklin, is a rich, successful, conceited and confused noted songwriter; Charley, the lyricist in the duo, has cut off ties with his partner after a nervous breakdown and Mary is a lonely alcoholic still secretly in love with Franklin from when they first met, years and years ago. As we move forward in the play but backwards in time, we see how their friendships disintegrate, along with their aspirations and Franklin's many whirlwind marriages. Rewinding through the '70s and '60s, we end up in 1957, when the three of them meet for the first time, on a rooftop in the city, all hopeful young talents per-chance gathering to watch Sputnik go by in the pre-dawn sky. The song they sing, 'Our Time' ('We're the movers, we're the shapers/ the names in tomorrow's papers'), is undercut by some very keen irony, since we've already seen how it all turns out, at the beginning. (more...)

National Theatre Live Premieres at the WYO for the 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The WYO proudly presents National Theatre Live (NTL) for its inaugural WYO season.  NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas in the UK and internationally.  National Theatre Live launched in June 2009 and has now been experienced by over 5.5 million people in over 2,000 venues around the world - now including the WYO Theater!  Six spectacular performances broadcast from London Theatres to the WYO Stage. (more...)

THE WAR PARTY To Have New York Premiere At FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The new political satire, THE WAR PARTY will have it's New York City premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in October. Written by Vincent Delaney's and directed by Broadway veteran Don Stephenson (Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Goodspeed, Paper Mill Playhouse), the limited run will play October 14 - 23 in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's Complex and Layered PASSION
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 25, 2018

Signature's production celebrates the complexities of love with a production filled with a career-defining performance by leading lady Natascia Diaz and the type of mature, sleek, and sexy direction rarely seen in Washington. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 24- PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pays Tribute to the Great Hal Prince
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 24, 2018

On this day in 2017, the long-awaited Broadway tribute to the great Hal Prince, Prince of Broadway, celebrated its opening night at the Samuel J, Friedman Theatre. (more...)

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