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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.


Winter Garden Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.)
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 8, 2021
Tammany Hall is an immersive theatrical time machine that transports the audience to New York Election Night in 1929. The setting is Club Huron, the actual Tammany Hall clubhouse that is now SoHo Playhouse, where performers portraying real historical characters guide attendees through 15 rooms as scandal, corruption, and intrigue are revealed.
by Team BWW - Nov 6, 2021
Fall has arrived and chilly weather means lots of time to snuggle under your favorite blanket with a great book. You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021
Kelli O'Hara will be singing the national anthem at the New York City Marathon, and will be running for Cancer Support Community, honoring her friend, Broadway star Marin Mazzie, who passed away from cancer in 2018. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021
The full cast joining Broadway star Jeremy Jordan in the sell-out BONNIE AND CLYDE IN CONCERT has been announced. The concert will take place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 January 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2021
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century will release its latest joyous virtual video, “Our Favorite Son” from the Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies, performed by Cady Huffman in the role of Will Rogers, and 10 original Broadway cast members, along with 10 of ADM21's featured dancers.
by Student Blogger: Meredith Muirhead - Nov 30, 2021
It’s common knowledge that most of us who now work in the arts were at the bottom of the food chain in grade school- we were “dorks,” we were “weirdos,” we were....well, I can’t really say everything we were called, as it wasn’t as refined as the first two examples. I was no exception to this, and I had some rather dark and difficult times because of this treatment. I was the smallest of my classmates with wild and frizzy hair, constant acne, and a voice that was much too big for my physical size, all of which combined themselves with my obvious passion for the performing arts to make me a target for torment. Theatre gave me that escape, being a community where not only could I slip into someone else’s skin for a while, but also a community where I was accepted while in my own skin. Stephen Sondheim, of course, has always been an essential part of theatre, and he very quickly became an essential part of my life as I delved deeper and deeper into this art form.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 30, 2021
The Entertainment and Performing Arts Industry Conference (EPIC) is thrilled to announce some of Broadway’s best to join a multi-national and highly regarded group of entertainment industry leaders to participate in the first-ever, 24-hour global online event for everyone working in, aspiring to work in, or wishing to explore the arts and entertainment sector.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021
Last week, the final encore of her acclaimed concert “Melissa Errico Sings Her New York” at Feinstein’s/54 Below had some very special guests in the audience, including Tony-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie, David Cone of the New York Yankees, plus Errico’s 3 daughters and her husband, tennis star and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe.
by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2021
Tom Hanks appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night discuss is new film The Finch. In the interview, he opened up about his friendship with the late Peter Scolari, discussing the beginning of their friendship while filming 'Bosom Buddies', revealing that they were 'molecularly connected' on set.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021
Julianne Boyd, Founder and Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company, has announced plans to retire at the end of the 2022 season. The Board of Trustees is conducting a national search for her successor, who will assume leadership in the fall of 2022.  
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Nov 29, 2021
I don't know how this would've happened, but I always thought I'd somehow meet Stephen Sondheim to thank him for the music he brought into my life. The beauty he created and the inspiration it instilled in me. I wanted to tell him his lyrics and stories are why I write, why I direct, and why I act. Instead, I write this and hope he can see it from wherever he is.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 29, 2021
Today we are flashing back to Sondheim's accomplishments at the Tony Awards, which included wins for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Passion, and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch clips from his acceptance speeches below.
by Peter Nason - Nov 27, 2021
The most important figure in musical theatre history is gone; let's celebrate his life by listening to his incredible works. Reviewer Peter Nason gets you started by listing his choices for the 91 greatest Sondheim songs.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Nov 27, 2021
Stephen Joshua Sondheim (1930-2021)
by Robert Diamond - Nov 26, 2021
Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim has passed away age 91.  The legendary composer is widely acknowledged as the most innovative, most influential, and most important composer and lyricist in modern Broadway history.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2021
In the wake of Stephen Sondheim's passing, there has been an outpouring of grief from the Broadway community and beyond. Read them all here.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is delivering the most unique holiday show of the season with its new Frostbite Follies Holiday Borough Tour featuring circus, music and more entertaining outdoor audiences all across New York City, and it's all FREE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2021
The Green Room 42 has announced their line-up through next weekend. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest, most spacious, and funkiest cabaret club.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2021
Kick of your Turkey Day festivities with a Thanksgiving song from the one and only, Liz Callaway!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
Touchstone Theatre announces Christmas City Follies XXII, the theatre's annual holiday-themed variety show, to be performed December 2-19, 2021. Shows will take place in Touchstone's home black box theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021
A Victorian County Christmas (AVCC) is back! Shop for one-of-a-kind items at hundreds of stores in the Marketplace, see outstanding holiday entertainment and taste delicious food at the 33rd annual holiday extravaganza Dec. 1-5 at the Western Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021
After it's sold out first performance earlier in 2021, 'Disney...ish' the West End staring concert, celebrating the music of lesser-known but beloved animated movies, is back! Transferring to the Waterloo vaults Theatre London on November 22, 2021 for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021
Charlotte Moore has announced the release of her new album Some Comfort Here, in digital format on Nov 12, 2021. Moore will celebrate the release of the album with a concert at The Medley on Thurs, Nov 11, 2021, accompanied by Mark Camilleri who also produced, engineered, mastered and accompanied on the album.
by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2021
The series follows Peggy (Arquette), an addict, who decides to pursue becoming a private investigator after the death of her beloved mother (Peters), with whom she resided in the small desert town of Yucca Valley, California, causes her to start a new life.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 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 A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2021
The Broadway Tenors Return To FireLake Arena in Shawnee OK, December 10, 2021, with their Holiday Concert 'Tis the Season.
by - Nov 18, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its latest joyous virtual video, “Our Favorite Son” from the Broadway musical The Will Rogers Follies, performed by Tony Award winner Cady Huffman in the role of Will Rogers, and 10 original Broadway cast members, along with 10 of ADM21’s featured dancers.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021
Dancers Over 40's celebration of Tommy Tune and DO40 author Kevin Winkler’s book, Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune! Sold out! Over 120 in attendance at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in NYC. Two panels, three performances, videos, and a premiere video from ADM21 rounded out the evening.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021
Shakespeare Theatre Company announced today that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath has joined the world premiere cast of the new musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, as Narrator.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
Company has officially returned to Broadway as of November 15. Meet the cast and learn more about who is bringing this production to the stage!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2021
Chicago's legendary sketch comedy theatre The Second City presents the perfect addition to your holiday season: It's a Wild, Wacky Wonderful Life at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre December 18-31, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden have announced that their upcoming album Together At A Distance, featuring classic and contemporary Broadway duets, will be released on Friday, November 19 on all streaming and digital platforms.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
Dancers over 40 will present a one-night-only special event: Our One and Only: A Celebration of Tommy Tune on Monday, November 15th, 8pm at the Actors' Temple Theatre in NYC, to kick off publication of DO40 member Kevin Winkler's new book, Everything is Choreography, The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune (in stores and online Nov. 15th).
by Roy Berko - Nov 12, 2021
INTO THE WOODS is a musical with a book by James Lapine and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021
Flying Over Sunset has returned to previews on Broadway! Learn more about the cast bringing the musical to life!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2021
“Fabulous Fanny Brice” has been touring in theatres and venues across the U.S. for the past 9 years and live-streamed during the pandemic on the STELLAR platform where it was named 'Best To Stream' by Time Out NY, American Theatre Magazine and more. In July The Green Room 42 presented FABULOUS FANNY's first live, in-person performance since the pandemic began.
by Colin Holmes - Nov 11, 2021
I always know what to expect when seeing a Sondheim review - a quirky, rag-tag team-up of people patting themselves and their peers on the shoulder for getting through the rhythmic pitter-patter and haunting melodies with an air about them that says, 'Aren't you impressed, audience?' When Jeff Harnar entered the room, I knew I was in for so much more. As he walked down the aisle making his way to the 54 Below stage, the audience clapped and smiled, excited to see their old friend. And Jeff returned that sentiment for the entirety of the show, building on and celebrating the inherent connection that brought us all here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021
Jimmy Pants, LLC, in association with Kierstead Productions will present two staged readings (by invitation only) of Pants! The Jimmy Pants Musical, a new musical satire, with music and lyrics by Joseph Church and book & lyrics by Jeff Bienstock.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2021
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA presents a sensational evening of Broadway and holiday music on December 11 and 12, featuring Tony-nominated singer-actress Liz Callaway.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021
Inspired by the life and art of Michael Jackson, MJ will begin performances on Broadway tonight, December 6, 2021, with an opening night set for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the newly refurbished Neil Simon Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this new musical to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2021
The leading male roles of the identical twin Antipholus brothers will be played by real-life identical twins John and Matthew Drinkwater, the young musical duo who have become stars of the internet and have performed at major New York venues including Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below, The Green Room 42, The Town Hall, and Don't Tell Mama.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Dec 3, 2021
The theater community around the world is mourning the loss of legend Stephen Sondheim after his passing on November 26, 2021. We asked our readers which Sondheim lyric meant the most to them and why. Read their answers here.
by Angeles Diaz - Dec 3, 2021
Después de la reciente noticia del fallecimiento del compositor Stephen Sondheim este última semana, hoy en ART ON STAGE llega este homenaje al autor. Este es un espacio creado por Zebra (@pantalonesdezebra) para recordar la importancia de ciertas producciones gracias al dibujo. Este Broadway Baby se enamoró del género gracias a su mentor Oscar Hammerstein II, que a su vez había revolucionado el musical en la época dorada de Broadway con SHOW BOAT primero y luego con OKLAHOMA! Con esta influencia y con este amor por el detalle Sondheim dio un vuelco a lo que se había hecho hasta entonces infundiendo sentido a cada palabra de sus obras, haciendo que sus personajes tuviesen tanta complejidad y tanta vida sobre el escenario que el público se sentiría identificado con sus problemas y tribulaciones.
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021
On Stage will take a look back at the incredible life and career of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including tributes from members of the Broadway community such as Nathan Lane, Josh Groban, Mandy Patinkin, Donna Murphy, Laura Benanti, Joanna Gleason, Lonny Price, Raul Esparza and Michael Cerveris.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2021
The phrase “No one is irreplaceable” was shattered this past week when composer/lyricist/GOD of American musical theatre Stephen Sondheim passed away at age 91. Simply put, Sondheim was unique, groundbreaking and a true original that many tried to copy and never could.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021
 The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who passed away on November 26, 2021 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, December 8 at exactly 6:30pm.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2021
Darlinghurst Theatre Company has announced that its long-awaited new production of A CHORUS LINE will open at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House on 11 February 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2021
In 2020, Stephen Sondheim talked to 60 Minutes' Bill Whitaker about the different creative processes he experienced on his first Broadway musical, 'West Side Story.'