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Follies - 2017 - West End

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann 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.


Running Time: 2 hours and thirty minutes, with one intermission

National Theatre (Olivier)

(London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank


by Ricky Pope - May 29, 2021
Eden Espinosa uses the word “vibe” a lot in her casual banter. And her show does feel a lot like vibing in her living room. It’s not every singer that could thrive under those conditions, but Espinosa is perfectly at home. She has the hallmark of all great singers. She is able to make you feel as if she is singing each lyric to you and you alone.
by Alan Henry - May 28, 2021
Watch as the tent goes up in time for @BarringtonStage's indoor/outdoor season!
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021
The incredible true story of a young woman with big plans, and an even bigger imagination bursts into life in this new musical by JACK WILLIAMS (Music & Lyrics) and FREYA CATRIN SMITH (Book & Lyrics), who also co-directs with ADAM LENSON ('Public Domain', Vaudeville Theatre).
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Pam Gems' Piaf – a Nottingham Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse co-production – tells the extraordinary life story of the sensational, world-renowned singer Edith Piaf. Her most famous songs include La Vie en Rose and Je Ne Regrette Rien, though the international star began her life singing on the streets of Paris.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 25, 2021
“Side By Side By Sondheim” is a Tony-Award-winning show that features songs from “Company,” “A Little Night Music,” “Follies,” not to mention the classics written with musical theatre giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, and Richard Rodgers. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021
After more than a year of being shuttered, Theatre By The Sea has announced the return of live entertainment. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
The National Theatre has today announced its programming until the start of next year with productions on all three South Bank stages as well as three major UK tours, two productions on Broadway, a return to cinemas, and a new feature film to be broadcast on television this autumn. In the week the theatre reopened for audiences again, six new productions were announced, and five productions halted by the pandemic were confirmed to return to the South Bank.  
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
The devastatingly funny portrait of a couple whose five minutes of candid conversation launches an outpouring of emotions, home truths, wine, nibbles and anarchy is by Gerald Sibleyras with Jean Dell and is adapted and directed by Belinda Lang.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Moms: The Musical is a fast and furious ride through the uproarious and heartfelt journey of becoming a new mom. It follows two first-time mothers who, from an unlikely friendship, discover how strong they are as they take on their role as mothers while unapologetically preserving who they are as individual women.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation will present its latest online exhibition, 'The Dog Show: Hounds by Hirschfeld.' Now live at through August 15, the exhibition features drawings of dogs by the artists between 1924-2001. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 28, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced extensions for the first four productions of the theatre's 2021 season: Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin, Chester Bailey, Eleanor and Boca.
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 27, 2021
The unequivocal King of Broadway Soul made his 54 Below solo debut with an electric show to kick NYC Pride weekend off right! Known for his dynamic presence, megawatt smile, and a vocal tone that’s as rich as it is bright, KTP showered the audience with a variety of songs from his solo albums Broadway Soul Vol. 1 & 2 which reimagine Broadway classics with an R&B twist.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Penobscot Theatre Dramatic Academy has announced an added 4 week LIVE summer class offering for children ages 8-18! Slapstick Summer - Live!: Physical Comedy on Film will begin July 20th with returning teaching artist Nellie Kelly. Those already enrolled in Summerin' with Shakespeare: Acting Outside!
by Student Blogger: Abigail Connolly - Jun 25, 2021
I’m not going to lie, when I first heard of the album concept, a tiny part of me wanted to say, “Don’t touch Sondheim’s work!” Which I guess is a reasonable reaction - but after listening to only one of her cover videos on Instagram, I realized how smart this idea truly is.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2021
Awesome Theatre and Chinatown Historian Marc Pomerleau (The Fighting History of SF Chinatown) are teaming up again for EMPRESS YEE AND THE MAGICAL HISTORY OF CHINATOWN, a new documentary that tells the story of Cynthia Yee, a burlesque dancer, entertainer, educator, tour guide, all-around mover and shaker and bender of traditional norms, born, raised, and still creating magic in San Francisco's Chinatown.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021
HATCHED! is a fun, family musical about female empowerment, set on a mythical island where, for many years, the female birds have been denied the right to fly. We follow the story of one rebellious bird who dreams of flying free and taking her daughter on adventures. She decides it is time for change and, along with many friends and allies, fights for flight and equality!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
In celebration of Pride month, Backstage Babble is releasing a series of episodes with LGBT artists that fulfill it's mission-painting a picture of what it has been like to be gay in the theater world from the 1950s up until the present day. It is hosted by 13-year old Charles Kirsch.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
If you currently have tickets to either event, you don't need to do a thing. Print-at-home and e-ticket links will automatically update to reflect the new date. The theatre will send out updated e-tickets to all patrons who previously held will-call or hardcopy tickets. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021
PEARL OF WISDOM, a creative development project of an incognito Indian entertainment holding company with growing global acclaim, and by entertainment multi-hyphenate Marlene Sharp (SONIC BOOM, YO-KAI WATCH, POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE), is the recipient of multiple 2021 screenplay commendations, including honoree status at the recent Austin Comedy Film Festival.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2021
The comedy and musicianship displayed by comic/actor Dave Konig and music director Elliot Finkel in Don’t Tell Mama last night was reminiscent of the glory days of Borscht Belt Hotels. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2021
A new video has been released for upcoming British musical Ride, as it prepares for its West End dates at the Garrick Theatre next Monday.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
The 1 hour 40 minute production showcases Sondheim music from 'Sunday in the Park with George,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' 'Follies,' 'Into the Woods,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Company,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins,' 'Anyone Can Whistle,' 'The Frogs,' 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 'Dick Tracy,' and 'Do I Hear a Waltz?'
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2021
The Variety Gala marks the beginning of another Cabaret Festival.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 1, 2021
Del 29 de junio al 2 de julio en SGR Academy de Valencia.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
After more than a year of shuttered operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a 5-alarm fire at its Collections space, the Museum of Chinese in America’s (MOCA) main museum space at 215 Centre Street will reopen on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2021
“Fabulous Fanny Brice” starring Kimberly Faye Greenberg as legendary singer and actress Fanny Brice, will be presented at THE GREEN ROOM 42 (570 Tenth Avenue inside YOTEL in New York City) on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00pm.
by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2021
There is no better time than summer to relax by the pool and curl up with a great book, and you're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind. From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 30 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's summer reading!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
The show will feature a selection of some of the best loved songs from the genre, including medleys of classics from Gilbert & Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein,  to more recent hits like You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 27, 2021
The must see original production, Follies for Boston, a theatrical cabaret event, will premier Thursday, August 12, 2021 at Big Night Live in Boston. 
by Ricky Pope - Jul 26, 2021
Before the end of the first song, there was thunderous applause at the return of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED to 54 Below after having been absent, in fact, all of last year. For those of you, like me, who have never been to a SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED show, it is the creation of impresario Phil Geoffrey Bond. It is a simple concept. It is a monthly event at which he gathers a group of guest stars who sing songs by Stephen Sondheim, accompanied only by a piano. The entire evening is hosted and curated by Mr. Bond who also provides tidbits of history and trivia about the songs we are hearing. The series is in its eleventh season. Tonight’s show was number 93.
by Jason Davis - Jul 24, 2021
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
The production is led by Gina Beck (Matilda, Show Boat, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera) as Nellie*, Julian Ovenden (Bridgerton, Downton Abbey, Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel, BBC Proms) as Emile, Joanna Ampil (Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon) as Bloody Mary, Keir Charles (Quiz, Back To Life) as Luther Billis and Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) as Cable. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
The full cast has been announced for BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, who will be joining musical theatre and TV star Amber Davies as 'Campbell' and four-time Olympic medallist Louis Smith as 'Cameron'.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
On July 31, join Tony nominated Broadway favorite, Liz Callaway, up close and personal for an evening of beloved songs from Broadway (Cats, Baby), pop, and film (Anastasia) with award-winning Alex Rybeck at the piano.
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021
On Venus, Upper Wilds traverses the havoc, mystery, and joy of humanity's countless follies in both space and love in ten lean cosmic tracks. Friel interlocks allegories, strange true stories and deeply personal sentiments into raucous jolts. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
This annual season program of NTOK presents innovative new works and outstanding repertories by its resident companies (National Changgeuk Company of Korea, National Dance Company of Korea, and National Orchestra of Korea) and a wide range of performances that NTOK programs and produces.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Meet the cast of HAMILTON in the West End for the return performances which begin on 19 August 2021 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 19, 2021
La actriz y letrista catalana ha sido galardonada por su papel en L'EMPAPERAT GROC, la producción de Apunta Teatre
by Alan Henry - Jul 19, 2021
BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Barrington Stage Company Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 17, 2021
While the world is slowly starting to open up, travel remains... complicated. While you may not be able to plan the vacation of your dreams quite yet, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 14, 2021
New York City's acclaimed variety arts ensemble, the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, presents Flatbed Follies, bringing performing arts to neighborhoods that have minimal arts programming and those areas hit hardest by COVID.
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021
In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021
San Francisco Playhouse announced today the six plays that will comprise its 2021/22 Season. In announcing their first full in-person season since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production in March 2020, the company reasserted its commitment to producing bold, challenging, and uplifting plays and musicals for the Bay Area community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Studio Theatre's BAYWAY ARTS CENTER will welcome Broadway performer, Angie Schworer, as its guest of honor at their July 9th official opening Gala and ribbon cutting ceremony. The evening will also feature the L.I. Regional Theatre 'Premiere' of the Broadway musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, of which Ms. Schworer was an original cast member.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021
Studio Theatre's Bayway Arts Center in East Islip will welcome Broadway performer, Angie Schworer, as its guest of honor at their July 9th official opening Gala and ribbon cutting ceremony.