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Opened: September 6, 1985
Closing: September 07, 1985

Follies - 1985 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023

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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The Shows Must Go On Streams RUTHLESS! and Michael Ball's HEROES Concert This Weekend by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2021

The Shows Must Go On is streaming two performances online this weekend, Michael Ball's Heroes concert and Ruthless!

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Theatre NOVA Presents The Play Of The Month Series by Stephi Wild - Jan 7, 2021

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Hell in a Handbag's THE RIP NELSON HOLIDAY QUARANTINE SPECIAL Has Been Extended by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021

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Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 30, 2021

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Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, January 29- with Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2021

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Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, January 27- with Liz Callaway, Lea Salonga and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 27, 2021

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Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, January 26- with Lea Salonga, Alan Menken, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 26, 2021

Today (January 26) in live streaming: Disney legends stop by Stars in the House, Bobby Cannavale and Marisa Tomei star in Three Hotels, and more!

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 23-24- with Jessica Vosk, Chita Rivera, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 23, 2021

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BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway choreographer Bob Avian passed away yesterday from cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was 83 years old.

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Broadway Records announced today the release of Kyle Taylor Parker’s new solo album “Broadway Soul, Vol 2.” The album will be available everywhere digital music is sold on February 12th, with a physical CD to follow on February 26th.

Social Roundup: The Theatre Community Mourns the Loss of Bob Avian by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 22, 2021

Read what theatre stars from across social media are saying about the passing of Bob Avian.

Classic Theatre Partners with DreamWeek For Community Conversation, 'Amplifying Black Female Voices Series' by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021

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Kaufman Music Center Announces Conrad Tao, Lisa Bielawa, Seth Parker Woods and More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021

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Touchstone Theatre Digitally Presents Santa Fe-Based Theater Grottesco's PIE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2021

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BWW REVIEW: Philip Quast Shares Stories And Songs From His 40 Year Career In IS THIS ALL THEN? by Jade Kops - Jan 19, 2021

Philip Quast, the humble star of Australian, West End and Broadway theatre and musical theatre, shares stories and songs from his extraordinary career in a new cabaret IS THIS ALL THEN?. 

Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, Christy Altomare, and More Join The Seth Concert Series Lineup by Team BWW - Jan 19, 2021

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BWW Feature: Five 2021 London Performances We Can't Wait To See by Matt Wolf - Jan 19, 2021

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Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, January 18- with Kelli O'Hara, ​Vanessa Williams and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2021

Today (January 18) in live streaming: Kelli O'Hara sings with Seth Rudetsky, BAM celebrates MLK Day, and more!

Exclusive: Sneak Peek at Kelli O'Hara's Concert With Seth Rudetsky; Re-Airs Today! by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2021

Kelli O'Hara's concert with Seth Rudetsky, as part of The Seth Concert Series, premieres tonight, January 17, at 8pm EST. The concert will then re-air tomorrow, January 18, at 3pm.

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Watch as Richard chats with Broadway's favorite soprano, Kelli O'Hara, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, January 17 (8pm) and Monday, January 18 (3pm).

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 16-17- with Kelli O'Hara, Adam Pascal, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Jan 16, 2021

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Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards! Old Opera House Theatre Company & More Take Home Wins! by BWW Staff - Jan 15, 2021

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 

Julesworks Follies to Host #StayHomeSafe End Of Month Recap Livestream by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2021

As life carries on, without live events safely yet and even when, as things meld change and grow, Julesworks has decided to launch a monthly livestream. 

Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner and More Announced for SIMPLY SONDHEIM by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2021

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Touchstone Theatre Announces LETTERS FROM FAR by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2021

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Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, December 8 with Norm Lewis and More! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2020

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VIDEO: Watch a Red Bucket Follies Celebration on Stars in the House- Live at 8pm! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2020

Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) with a Red Bucket Follies celebration benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. 

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Theatre By The Sea Presents Liz Callaway Streaming Holiday Concert by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020

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Premiering on Sunday December 27th 2020 at 3pm MST, Julesworks Follies #StayHomeSafe Short Farewell 2020 Slightly Profound Funny Entertaining Offering a little bit of JW greatest hits mixed with new material in an attempt to also test going live on line while offering a little bit of JW style edutainment for the holidays and the #stayhomesafe important movement has just been confirmed.

Kelli O'Hara, Wayne Brady, Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus and More Join The Seth Concert Series in January 2021 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that five award-winning stars of the stage and screen will join the January 2021 line-up of The Seth Concert Series, the live weekly series based on Seth Rudetsky’s international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown ten years ago.

Virtual Theatre Today: Wednesday, December 16 with Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, and More! by Nicole Rosky - Dec 16, 2020

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Beautiful Girls
Don't Look at Me
Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
Listen to the Rain on the Roof
Ah, Paris!
Broadway Baby
The Road You Didn't Take
Bolero d'Amour
In Buddy's Eyes
Who's That Woman?
I'm Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
One More Kiss
Could I Leave You?
Loveland [i]
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
Love Will See Us Through
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me-Blues
Losing My Mind
The Story of Lucy and Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love
Opening Montage
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Bring on the Girls
Can That Boy Fox Trot!
It Wasn't Meant to Happen
Pleasant Little Kingdom
That Old Piano Roll
The World's Full of Boys/The World's Full of Girls
In Someone's Eyes
Uptown, Downtown
Little White House
Who Could Be Blue?
Country House
Social Dancing
Loveland [ii]
Ah, But Underneath
Make the Most of Your Music
Don't Look At Me
Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
Ah, Paris!
The Road You Didn't Take
In Buddy's Eyes
Who's That Woman?
I'm Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
One More Kiss
Could I Leave You?
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
Buddy's Blues
Losing My Mind
Lucy And Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love
Follies has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, US Tour which opened in 1972, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987, Regional (US) which opened in 1988, Los Angeles which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1996, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, London Fringe which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.



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