Follies on Tour

Zullo/RawMovement Presents Queerly Contemporary Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Zullo/RawMovement presents the Queerly Contemporary Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Center Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for a gallery exhibit with works by Ricardo Francis. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FOLLIES at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC - Jesse Marchese, Executive Director; Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director) concludes its 17th mainstage season with a production of the legendary musical Follies by James Goldman (Book) and Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics), directed by APAC artistic director, Dev Bondarin (New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for Best Director for APAC's 2017 production of Raisin) and choreographed by Sara Brians (Resident Choreographer, Matilda, Broadway). Follies runs from May 3 - 26, 2018 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102. (more...)

Flying Foot Forum Returns With Another Signature Production FRENCH TWIST
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

???????Park Square Theatre's Andy Boss Thrust Stage is once again the home to Flying Foot Forum's signature storytelling with FRENCH TWIST, a cabaret of gorgeous music, theatrical storytelling and percussive dance set in a Paris Nightclub that runs from June 22 to July 15, 2018. This 25th anniversary production starts with the premise of the company's original production which premiered at The Guthrie in 2008, but now includes new characters, melodic new songs and inventive dances. Director/choreographer Joe Chvala fuses vaudeville, tap, cabaret, Follies, opera, and percussive art forms to evoke American's wildest imaginings of life in the City of Light. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Shows at NYLA
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, will present two dynamic evenings of dance, June 1-2, at New York Live Arts. Moving Pieces,a benefit performance, will raise funds for their Performance Lab Series and Artists Talks, dance scholarships and community programs at the Hudson Guild and Henry Street Settlement. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2018 Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway (more...)

Lindsey Brett Carothers, Josh Walden Headline Next Madame's Soiree
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Lindsey Brett Carothers (Bring it On, Wicked), and Josh Walden (Ragtime, A Chorus Line) as guests of honor at the May 17th edition of Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame's Soiree. The Broadway duo will be joined on the program by a distinguished group of emerging artists from a variety of disciplines. (more...)

James Snyder, Samantha Massell, & More to Celebrate Frank Loesser at 92Y
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2018

'Luck Be a Lady.' 'My Heart is So Full of You.' 'A Secretary is Not a Toy.' We know and love Frank Loesser, composer. But 'Snug as a Bug in a Rug?' 'I Get the Neck of the Chicken?' 'Bloop, Bleep?' 92Y's 48th season of Lyrics & Lyricists culminates with a look at the lesser-known side of Loesser - his Hollywood career collaborating with such composers as Hoagy Carmichael, Jule Style, Burton Lane and Jimmy McHugh - as well as a fresh look at songs from Guys and Dolls and his Broadway best, in Frank Loesser: Lyricist. L&L favorite David Loud, who most recently helmed acclaimed shows celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter, returns as artistic director and host, with a cast featuring Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You, Nine); Lewis Cleale (The Book of Mormon, Spamalot); Laura Darrell (Encores! The Golden Apple; The Vineyard Theater Kid Victory); Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof); and James Snyder (In Transit, If/Then, Encores! Grand Hotel). (more...)

Dick Williams, One of the Four Williams Brothers Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Dick Williams, born Richard Blaine Williams on June 7th, 1926 Wall Lake, Iowa, USA, passed away on May 5th, 2018 in Burbank, CA USA to natural causes (more...)

BC Beat Announces Choreographers From Tony Nominated Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

BC BEAT, an evening that sells out and is yet intimate, dynamic, and playful, continues to stimulate new collaboration between choreographers, performers, directors, composers, and producers like no other event in New York City. Just ask Patrick McCollum. He was introduced to Steven Hoggett as a possible performer for his BC BEAT piece in 2011. Following their BC BEAT process, McCollum worked nonstop with Hoggett as an Associate Broadway Choreographer and this year, made his Broadway choreographic debut with THE BAND'S VISIT. McCollum is one of the many Broadway artists who have performed and choreographed at BC BEAT and have made the most of the opportunity at hand. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2018
by - May 6, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Gloucester Stage Presents World Premiere Of Madame Defarge
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 39th season of professional theater on May 11 with the world premiere of Madame Defarge, Wendy Kesselman's new musical inspired by Charles Dicken's classic A Tale of Two Cities. The world premiere musical runs from May 11 through June 2 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. A passionate re-imagining of Dickens' infamous Madame Defarge illuminates this new musical by Wendy Kesselman. (more...)

BARTSCHLAND FOLLIES Extends at the McKittrick
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, and Queen of Nightlife Susanne Bartsch are expanding their Bartschland Follies collaboration with new dates and a larger venue. Bartschland Follies will return on four Fridays, May 18 - June 8, at midnight. (more...)

Barrett Foa and Jon Jon Briones Join Laura Bell Bundy in SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Single tickets are now on sale for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. REPRISE 2.0 is led by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson. (more...)

The Theatre World Awards to Be Held at Circle in the Square; Victor Garber to Receive John Willis Award
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

An afternoon Island Celebration! The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors, Dale Badway, President, have announced, today, the 74th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will take place at Circle in the Square. Theatre World Award Alum Victor Garber (Hello, Dolly!) will receive the 6th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre, celebrating his 46th year on the Broadway stage. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) presents Silver Follies: Murder and Mayhem on May 19 & 21 at 7:30pm and May 20 at 2pm at The Stage at Island Park. (more...)

Title Track from Betty Buckley's New Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9. (more...)

Carrie Hope Fletcher Meets Westerberg High's Newest Girl Band For HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

After breaking previous box office records at The Other Palace, the European premiere of HEATHERS - THE MUSICAL continues to delight, this time with the announcement of an incredible house band. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Performances begin on Thursday, May 17 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, July 1, 2018. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Host JUBILATE! 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the company's 2018 Gala, JUBILATE!, will be headlined by Moon favorite Klea Blackhurst (42nd Street Moon's RED, HOT AND BLUE and CALL ME MADAM) and will feature special guest star Liz Callaway (Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY and MISS SAIGON). (more...)

Joan Vázquez triunfa en el estreno de PAQUITO FOREVER en Londres
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2018

Anoche tuvo lugar en el popular cabaret The Crazy Coqs de Londres la representacion de la version en ingles del musical PAQUITO FOREVER y el publico rindio una gran ovacion a su protagonista, el actor y cantante Joan Vazquez. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Directors, Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, release rehearsal photos before previews begin tomorrow, Friday, May 4 for the the world-premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. This original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT) will open on Wednesday, May 23 and play through Sunday, June 17. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of John W. Engeman Theater Northport's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. But have you seen it live? (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 20, 2018

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's golden age. It's 1927 and Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the toast of Tinseltown - until 'talkies' come on the scene. Of course, you remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film - the greatest movie musical ever made. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the opening night after party. Check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 9- Casey Nicholaw Shows Off with THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2018

On Day 8 of 30 Days of Tony we celebrate the man behind Mean Girls, Casey Nicholaw, who is nominated this year for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography! (more...)

Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell Reunite for THE HUMANS at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announced today that Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell will reprise their Tony Award®-winning performances in "The Humans" for the last stop of the national tour at the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special - May 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irina Dvorovenko, Tony Yazbeck, and More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Vineyard Theatre's world-premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, check them out below!  (more...)

Roundabout & Fiasco Theatre Will Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Off-Broadway in 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced a new collaboration with Roundabout's Company in Residence: Fiasco Theater. Roundabout will present Fiasco's new production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG featuring a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Merrily We Roll Along is based on and with additional material from the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. (more...)

Full Company Announced For ME AND MY GIRL At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The full company has been confirmed for Chichester Festival Theatre's summer musical ME AND MY GIRL, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 2 July - 25 August (press night: 9 July). (more...)

MTI Europe Presents 2nd Annual Junior Theatre Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Music Theatre International (Europe), one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, is proud to announce the second annual Junior Theatre Celebration (JTC), to be held at Leicester Curve on Sunday, 3 June. The event provides an opportunity for young students to celebrate their love of musicals and experience the transformative power of theatre. (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

BWW Review: Brechtian Affection - EVITA at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
by Clement Lee - May 15, 2018

Hal Prince really loves Brecht. This is my first initial reaction after seeing EVITA, the revival of Mr Prince's original West End and Broadway production of the musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, now running in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Acamedy of Performing Arts for its international tour with a brand new cast (more...)

New York Classical Theatre Celebrates 19th Anniversary with ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

New York Classical Theatre (Stephen Burdman, Artistic Director), New York City's only all-free professional Off-Broadway theatre company, is pleased to announce a new production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to celebrate its 19th Anniversary Season. The production, directed by Mr. Burdman, is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers, and will be presented in five New York City parks - Central Park, Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City, The Battery, Carl Schurz Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park - with performances from June 5 through July 29 at 7:00 PM. There is no ticketing, and all performances are free and open to the public. New York Classical Theatre also invites audiences to experience unique behind-the-scenes access to open rehearsals on selected dates for each of the five park stagings.  (more...)

Broadway Under The Stars - STAIRWAY TO PARADISE Opens 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Stairway to Paradise,' the first of it 2018 "Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage productions. The vision, tone and themes of each 'Broadway Under the Stars' musical production are led in development by Transcendence Theatre Company Artistic Director, Amy Miller and Creative Director, Tony Gonzalez. (more...)

SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical Adaptation in the Works from Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Casey Nicholaw to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Shubert Organization and movie/television/theatre producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, fresh off their juggernaut NBC television event "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE," announced today that they have acquired the coveted rights to adapt Some Like It Hot as an all-new musical for the stage from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. (more...)

Mitch Sebastian Returns To The Bridewell For Q&A At Sedos' Production Of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Director, choreographer, writer and performer Mitch Sebastian returns to the Bridewell Theatre this Thursday (17 May 2018), 20 years after he directed Pippin at the venue, to see a new production of the show and answer the audience's questions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2018

Every once in a while, a person is born who is destined to influence the world in ways yet to be seen. Sometimes these men and women are born into a position of power, such as a king or queen, and other times they do whatever it takes to become great and powerful business or political leaders on the backs of others. But once in a blue moon there comes a man who gains fortune and fame for simply being someone who people connect with, who speaks the truth, and who does his best to make the world a better place than he left it. One such man is the sage from Oologah ,Oklahoma, William Penn Adair Rogers. As time passes, fewer and fewer people are alive who had first-hand experience reading Will Rogers' column, listening to him on the radio, or seeing his films. It is for that reason, that we are lucky a show like THE WILL ROGERS Follies exists, and even luckier that Goodspeed Musicals chose it for the opening production of its 2018 season. Telling his life story over the course of a Ziegfeld Follies extravaganza (another thing that many today have no memory of), this dazzling, colorful, and heartwarming musical takes audiences on a journey from rags to riches with America's "Cowboy Philosopher". (more...)

Linda Eder, Seth Sikes, Luann de Lesseps, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Further Casting Announced For THE LIGHT PRINCESS In Concert At Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Club 11 London & Alex Parker Theatre Company in partnership are excited to announce further casting for The Light Princess in Concert, featuring already announced Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser, at Cadogan Hall at 630pm, Sunday 1st July 2018, directed by Paul Foster and musical direction under Alex Parker. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Christian Finnegan Comes to The Gilded Balloon
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Shop with a bag for life, wear fair trade shoes, recycle your yoghurt pots, go vegan, recycle your vegan yoghurt pots, retweet the # that'll dismantle the patriarchy. The ingredients that go into what makes a person good can seem endless and a lot of hard work. Who's the 'better' human being: the guy who gives to charity but cheats on his girlfriend or the sweet old lady who loves animals but voted to keep the immigrants out? But better still, what is good and how do we truly know if we are? (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Opens 50th Anniversary Season With A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston kicks off the company's spectacular 50th Anniversary Summer Season with A Chorus Line from June 7-17. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical will run for 8 performances at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA. (more...)

Zullo/RawMovement Presents Queerly Contemporary Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Zullo/RawMovement presents the Queerly Contemporary Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30pm at City Center Studio 4, 130 West 56th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for a gallery exhibit with works by Ricardo Francis. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

In response to overwhelming demand and near universal critical acclaim, Symphonie Fantastique - the singular creation by designer, director, master puppeteer, and MacArthur "genius" Basil Twist - extends its 20th anniversary engagement to July 15. Set to Hector Berlioz's revolutionary 1830 score, Symphonie Fantastique, for the first time in New York, features live piano accompaniment by Christopher O'Riley. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it debuted in 1998, the production, which opened on April 4, is a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program and a centerpiece of HERE's 25th anniversary season. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 1- Light the Lights! Bernadette Peters Returns to Broadway in GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018

On this day in 2003, the curtain went up on the legendary Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway! (more...)

Special Presentation of FOLLIES Announced at the Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

???????The Peterborough Players will present a special encore screening of the National Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies on Saturday, May 12 at 1:00pm. (more...)

Un día como hoy: ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Julia Möller!
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Apr 30, 2018

Julia Moller es una actriz y cantante clave en la historia del Teatro Musical en nuestro pais. Tras participar en THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW y en EL JOROBADO DE NOTRE DAME, Interpreta a Bella en la primera produccion de LA BELLA Y LA BESTIA en España en el año 2001. (more...)

CAPEZIO Celebrates 130 Years Of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

In just two weeks, Capezio Dance Foundation presents: Capezio celebrates 130 years of excellence in a one-night only special Awards and show on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89106. A glorious production will highlight some of the magical history of Capezio with numerous dance legends and stars of stage and screen saluting this milestone. Savion Glover the Tony Award winner dancer, choreographer and actor joins this special event. The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo. The show benefts The Actors Fund and Future Dance (a program sponsored by Nevada Ballet Theatre). (more...)

MSUM to Hold Memorial Service for Jan Maxwell on Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2018

Minnesota State University Moorhead will hold a memorial for the late Jan Maxwell on Tuesday night, according to Inforum. (more...)

TRANSCENDENCE 2018 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR To Be Presented At Santa Rosa And Yountville Venues
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Transcendence Theatre Company, creators and producers of the award-winning "Transcendence's Broadway Under the Stars," will be making spirits bright this December with its annual presentation of "Broadway Holiday Spectacular." (more...)

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