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Follies - 2007 - Off-Broadway

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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by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020
The Barn Theatre have released the official trailer for their upcoming revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
On October 11, Chicago Phil Chamber returns for its second outdoor, socially-distanced concert of the season, Chicago Phil Brass, in the parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie .
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Belasco Theater! Learn about the legendary theater-maker David Belasco, the history of the theater's Broadway plays, the apartment built above the theater and more!
by Kay Kudukis - Oct 30, 2020
New musical based on The Palm Springs Fabulous Follies set to premiere in 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Covid's impact on live theatre and performing arts has been brutal this year. In an effort to celebrate the history and raise funds to support the future of the Barn Theatre, they will induct their 2020 Class of Wall of Fame members during their Gala Events this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced further details for the forthcoming episodes of The Theatre Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced additional details for the next two episodes of The Theatre Channel. Debuting this Friday, October 30, Episode 2 is a Halloween-themed episode with songs from The Rocky Horror Show, Beetlejuice, Into the Woods, Dracula, Carrie, Young Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
New Albany Youth Theatre has announced the inaugural presenter of it bi-annual master class series - Broadway performer and Celebrity Cruise Lines Musical Director, Matt Clemens.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Nicholas Lloyd Webber and James D. Reid today launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise £200,000 for a special recording of The Little Prince musical album and provide over 70 people in the theatre industry with jobs during the current COVID-19 pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Learn about the iconic stage couple for whom the theater is named after, the multiple jukebox musicals that have made its home on the Lunt-Fontanne stage and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Original Theatre Company will present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.  The Haunting of Alice Bowles is a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that dancer and actor Marge Champion has died at age 101.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
The crew of Julesworks have regrouped to finally stage their second not live live variety show offerings, as Santa Fe's longest running show presenting a true hodgepodge medley variety in their Follies show which has been being presented for approaching a decade.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Barn Theatre have today released production photos of Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) in the theatre new revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that Jane Fujishige Yada, Manager, Harbor Field Holdings, L.L.C.,  has been elected to serve as the Center's new board chair beginning July 1, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Elaine Paige will join the cast of Pantoland at The Palladium for the three-week festive run beginning 12 December 2020, which sees pantomime return to the world-famous The London Palladium for a fifth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Special Offer - Happy Alert: OLD SHOW QUEENS is a blast of theater love!
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020
Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.
by Student Blogger: Kate Semmens - Oct 12, 2020
The first theatre course I took at Princeton was Stacy Wolfa??s class a?oeThe Musical Theatre  of Stephen Sondheima?? during my freshman fall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2020
Today, we're rounding up 10 of our favorite Grease parodies on YouTube.
by Laura Fuller - Oct 10, 2020
Fun, frisky and fabulous, That Drag Show! took to the stage at Proud Cabaret last night and delivered a stellar act from start to finish. Billed as 'London's newest drag revue', the ensemble show is composed of three established London based drag performers:  Velma Celli, Portia De Fosse and Australian queen Karla Bear.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Interim Creative Director, Rachel Tackley today announces Riverside Studios' 2020 Christmas season. Highlights include award-winning actor and comedian Eddie Izzard's solo show; a preview of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The full programme commences on 2 December and runs until 24 December.
by Nicholas Adler - Nov 8, 2020
Amra Faye-Wright is one of the most well-loved and respected working New York musical theater actors. In his interview with her, Nicholas Adler finds out what drives her, and the secret to the longevity of her career.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the Walter Kerr Theatre! Learn about the Tony-winning plays and musicals that have graced its stage, take in facts about Hadestown, the show currently inhabiting the beautiful theatre, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2020
Broadway stars are uniting yet again to sing in separation- this time to Follies. Watch below as Ali Ewoldt (Young Sally), Shoba Narayan (Young Phyllis), Zach Piser (Young Buddy), and Nic Rouleau (Young Ben) sing 'You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Patti Murin and Colin Donnell's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Today (November 30) in live streaming: Patti Murin and Colin Donnell sing with Seth Rudetsky, Renee Fleming in Eugene Onegin, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Liz Callaway: Home for the Holidays is a magical concert that can be viewed from the comfort of your home! On Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7 p.m., Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway will perform a mix of holiday favorites and beloved Broadway showtunes with stories about the holidays and her career.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 28-29, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2020
 BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 25, he chatted with Broadway power couple Patti Murin and Colin Donnell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020
The Donmar Warehouse announces today that it will present a special concert online to mark the festive season. LOOKING A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS will be performed in the beautiful setting of St Paul's Church (affectionately known as The Actors' Church), in the heart of Covent Garden and premiere online for free on the Donmar's YouTube channel on Wednesday 16 December, 7.30pm.
by Cristina Martinez - Nov 27, 2020
El musical con las canciones menos conocidas de Stephen Sondeheim subía el telón un día como hoy en 2013 en el Teatro Lluire de Barcelona. Protagonizado por Mone Teruel y Toni Viñals, MARRY ME A LITTLE contaba con Xavi Torras al piano. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2020
“CHRISTMAS AGAIN (THE SHOW MUST GO ON!)” is a brand-new original song written by Anna Hale, Joe McNeice and Matthew Spalding which features 30 performers from the West End and is available to buy now (Friday 27th November) from iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 25, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with Broadway power couple Patti Murin and Colin Donnell. Patti and Colin will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 29 (8pm) and Monday, November 30 (3pm).
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2020
When he recorded the first complete recording of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, John Yap didn't know it would be twenty-three years before anyone heard it. Well, they will be listening now.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
The Des Moines Playhouse in collaboration with Clive Davis Arts Productions brings a special holiday concert from Liz Callaway. Home for the Holidays will stream live at 6:00 PM, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. Tickets purchased through The Playhouse website are $20 per device (not per person) and reflect a discount over public prices. In addition, a portion of the ticket price is donated to The Playhouse.  
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020
BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Today, Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes announce the cast for Damian's Pop–Up Panto! at the Crucible Theatre. Joining legendary Dame, Damian Williams, are comedian, presenter and internet dancing sensation Joe Tracini (CBBC's The Dengineers, Hollyoaks), West End star Gemma Sutton (Gypsy, Follies, Girl From the North Country), Lucas Rush (Rock of Ages) and Deborah Tracey (Standing at the Sky's Edge).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Broadway’s podcast, The Fabulous Invalid, has launched Season Three today with eleven-time Grammy Award nominated recording artist and Tony Award nominated star of stage and screen, Vanessa Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Touchstone Theatre announces Christmas City Follies XXI, the theatre's annual holiday-themed variety show, to be presented online for 2020. Follies will premiere on YouTube on December 20, 2020 at 7pm with a watch party and then be available to view through January 2, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in two exclusive performances on Saturday 24 April 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Singular Sensation by Michael Riedel picks up where Razzle Dazzle, his bestselling account of the battle for Broadway, drops off: when audiences craved more than the British mega-productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the famed theater strip reached new heights with the productions of Rent, Angels in America, Chicago, The Lion King, and The Producers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will present Hello Gorgeous: An hour or so with Fanny Brice - The Consummate performer! A New talk on Zoom on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:15PM on Zoom.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2020
Today we rewind to the 2011 revival of Follies, which opened at the Marquis Theatre and played for 152 performances.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2020
The Barn Theatre's recent revival production of Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) will be streamed digitally from 19-22 November.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) A Night at Rose's Turn, Part 2, streams tonight Tuesday, November at 7:15 pm ET, with hosts Scott Barbarino and Leslie Anderson. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.