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National Theatre (Olivier) (London, )
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Running Time: 2 Hours 15 Mins

Monday: 7:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30PM
Wednesday: 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Thursday: 7:30PM
Friday: 7:30PM
Saturday: 2:00 & 7:30

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After a sold-out run, Follies, winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, returns in 2019.

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.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.
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Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT to Returns for Fourth Holiday Season; Full Cast Announced
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Cady Huffman, Adrienne C. Moore, Alysia Reiner, Laura Gómez, And Ashley Williams Join The Cast Of WOMEN ON FIRE
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Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director), a Times Square based non-profit theatre company known for its innovative productions and development of new original work, is proud to announce Women on Fire: Scorching the Dividing Lines. After a successful workshop in spring, Royal Family is pumped to bring back the second installment of the Women on Fire series for 2 NIGHTS ONLY. (more...)

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Danny Burstein to Host BROADWAY SALUTES; Special Performance by Nicolette Robinson
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

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Investec Opera Holland Park Announces 2019 Season Casts And Dates
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Manon Lescaut, sponsored by Viking Cruises, opens the season with the British lyric soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn in the title role. Named 'Best newcomer in opera' by The Telegraph in 2010 following her operatic debut as Mimi in La boheme at English National Opera, Llewellyn has gone from strength to strength on the international stage. She was last at OHP in 2017, as Magda in La rondine. The Welsh bass-baritone Paul Carey Jones makes his OHP debut as Lescaut. His recent career highlights include his Royal Opera House debut in The Nose and the Scottish premiere of Philip Glass's The Trial with Scottish Opera. (more...)

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