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Follies - 1976 - 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 BWW News Desk - May 8, 2021
Hillcrest High will present Follies next week. The production will run May 13-15, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
The voice on the soundtrack of many childhoods, Liz Callaway made a name for herself on stages from New York to South Korea, and continues to connect with audiences virtually until theatre is back in full force.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the season’s outdoor productions Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin and the world premiere play, Boca, and a line-up of Broadway stars who will perform in concert under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
We're still not able to crowd together in theatres just yet, but the West Coast Jewish Theatre has a wonderful evening of entertainment for you to enjoy online on Saturdays now through May 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, its Magical Musical Mystery Follies.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
The Hill Country Community Theatre presents “Side By Side By Sondheim” for six performances only, June 4 – 13, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
The Egyptian Theatre is planning its reopening for August 27. The theatre made the decision to open later, with fewer restrictions, rather than earlier.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed initial principal casting for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, which plays 31 July – 25 September.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
In celebration of New York opening up again, Dave Konig, with Elliot Finkel, is bringing real LIVE entertainment back for two special nights. After a long year of quiet stages, they decided to bring their intimate show to the historic cabaret theatre, Don't Tell Mama, to give audiences a chance to celebrate life - and comedy - returning to NYC!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2021
Nine exciting Broadway productions will thrill Lincoln audiences in the 2021-2022 Glenn Korff Broadway series at the Lied Center, and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters will present an unforgettable one-night-only engagement. In all, the 2021-2022 season will feature more Broadway productions than any season since the Lied Center's founding!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2021
Transcendence Theatre Company, the award-winning, Sonoma County based theatre company, has announced its 2021 season of Broadway Under The Stars, June 4 through September 19, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is currently working on developing Game of Thrones as a stage play for Broadway, the West End and Australia. Martin is writing the play alongside Duncan MacMillan, and it is set to be directed by Dominic Cooke. The first show is expected to launch in 2023.
by Matt Wolf - Mar 29, 2021
Earlier this month, we marked the 91st birthday of the living legend that is Stephen Sondheim with a look back at five London productions of his work that are embedded in my memory. This week, we honour a quintet of performances that has achieved the same result, even if this has meant choosing from an astonishing array of riches that could populate a column like this ten times over. In any case, here are just a few of the Sondheim star turns that linger in the mind.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, Piano Bar Live! streams this Tuesday, March 30 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Francesca Amari, Melissa Driscol, Kurt Kelly, Mark Oleszko and Zoe Brooke Reed, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2021
The West Coast Jewish Theatre has a wonderful evening of entertainment for you to enjoy online on Saturdays, April 24, May 1, or May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, its Magical Musical Mystery Follies.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Mar 26, 2021
None of Sondheim's innovative works is just like another – so which one in particular you gravitate towards can say a lot. So in good, lighthearted fun, in celebration of a genius’s birthday, I bring you a very unscientific analysis of what your favorite Sondheim musical says about you!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Kaufman Music Center's education/enrichment programs are taking center stage in April's world premiere online streams. Conrad Tao's ongoing Performance as Process series reveals the composer/pianist's creative process as he prepares for his Ecstatic Music concert in May (April 28).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
James Seabright presents The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, running Thursday, 25 March to Sunday, 11 April 2021. (Mon–Sun, 7pm and Tue, Sat & Sun, 2.30pm EST)
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2021
This week on 32 Bar Cut: The Show features Kelli O'Hara! Kelli chats with Adrienne about hitting the pavement for her first auditions, her role as Katie in The Accidental Wolf, and how she's kept balance in her life as a Broadway star! Tune in at 1pm to watch the full episode!
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Mar 25, 2021
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday, I’m continuing to compile a list of 18 Sondheim songs, one for each show he’s written!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Final seats are on sale at 9:00am, Monday 29 March for the Melbourne performances of CHESS THE MUSICAL, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis, Mark Furze and more at the Regent Theatre from 22 to 24 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
The Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation has announced new additions to its 20th Anniversary virtual benefit “The Stars of Broadway Shine on the DEAEF” premiering on Thursday, March 25 at 8 PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Set under the northern lights and featuring live illusions, the show explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Barrington Stage Company will produce a 2021 season that will feature four productions staged indoors at the theatre’s Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street) and three productions which will be staged outdoors under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The new musical that will tell the life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, now has its name – A Beautiful Noise – and it will have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next summer with performances for this strictly limited four-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and playing through Sunday, July 17, 2022.
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
This show marks the first band performance since the conclusion of a worldwide tour in January 2019, which culminated in a sold-out four night run at London’s Brixton Academy.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2021
Olivier Award-Winning, Jenna Russell, has been announced as the second and final patron of JGH Academy of Theatre Arts in Canterbury, Kent. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021
Bluff is a madcap romp through a surreal universe in which everyone lies about everything all of the time. Everyone that is apart from Alec who has been raised 'honest'. As he desperately tries to navigate what is real and what is not, It becomes clear that he must come to terms with his own dark secret, as the world starts to unravel around him. 
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021
There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
by Ainhoa Hornero - Apr 26, 2021
Se cumplen 51 años del estreno del revolucionario musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 8PM, the Rand Family and many popular and talented Broadway performers invite you to “plug in for PH” as they shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 6th annual “Breathless on Broadway” in celebration of WORLD PH DAY. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Holmdel Theatre Company has announced their next installment of their 2021 Broadway Outside the Barn series with Melissa Errico: Sondheim by the Shore on Saturday, July 17th at 8 PM ET. 
by Ainhoa Hornero - Apr 21, 2021
El actor encarnará a Alex a partir del mes de mayo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021
Well, this car is automatic, it’s systematic, it’s hydromatic, why it’s a star-studded lineup of Broadway creatives seeking the top high school talent to perform in a summer production of the hit mega-musical, GREASE!
by Núria Pedret - Apr 20, 2021
El pasado 17 de abril asistimos a una maravillosa NIT DE MUSICAL de la mano de la excelentísima actriz Àngels Gonyalons, y de la Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2021
Theatrical poster designer Frank Verlizzo is selling prints of some of his rejected designs for musicals such as Cabaret, The Lion King, and Matilda, to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Apr 2, 2021
Whether you do it in-person with your 'quarantine bubble', or online using a service like Netflix Party or Discord's video screening feature, here are some theatre movies and pro-shots to add to your Friday night plans.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus joined Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, April 18 (3pm and 8pm). 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 15, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with one of Broadway's favorite couples, Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, April 18 (3pm and 8pm).
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 14, 2021
Marilyn Maye might have been stopped from appearing in public for the last year, but she is raring to go and in Top MM Form.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
Due to popular demand, the Barn Theatre have today announced that the world debut production of the British song cycle Now or Never will return for a three week on-demand digital run from 15 April – 9 May 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021
Today's top stories: The Phantom of the Opera West End orchestra to be reduced, Lin-Manuel Miranda helps open Broadway vaccination site, and more!
by Team BWW - Apr 12, 2021
Marvelous Marilyn Maye returns to her home away from home to premiere a dazzling new show - online. She'll perform in an all new concert next month, streaming exclusively on BroadwayWorld Events!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2021
The previously announced production lineup has been adjusted. The rights for Mamma Mia are recalled due to a planned national tour in 2022 and is no longer part of the schedule. Floyd Collins has also been canceled.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Follies at 50: A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of the Original Broadway Production is a one-time event, featuring a panel of people involved in the creation of one of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, Follies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
TheaterWorks Hartford in partnership with Goodspeed Musicals announced today that CHRISTIANE NOLL: COMING ALIVE AGAIN will stream on demand May 9 through 30, 2021.  A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.