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Follies - 1987 - West End

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 - Mar 5, 2021
We're rounding up 24 tweets from the week of 3/1/2021 to 3/5/2021 from Broadway stars and theater fans!
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 5, 2021
The Tony Award nominee's most recent recording may be an album of standards but it's gonna rock your world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Dan O'Brien is an internationally-recognized playwright and poet who has received such honors the Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama, the Horton Foote Prize, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and two PEN America Awards. O'Brien has published three poetry collections (War Reporter, New Life, and Scarsdale) and is set to release his new book next month. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 30-31, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
Today (January 29) in live streaming: Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer visit Backstage Live, a Pedi Party on Stars in the House, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021
Today (January 28) in live streaming: LCT looks back at The Light in the Piazza, Jack Plotnick and friends take over Stars in the House, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2021
Today (February 9) in live streaming: Lillias White takes over at Stars in the House, Irish Rep presents The Weir, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2021
Juanita Hall was an American musical theatre and film actress. 1950, Hall became the first Black actor to win a Tony Award, for her portrayal of Bloody Mary in the original Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2021
Today (February 8) in live streaming: Christy Altomare sings with Seth Rudetsly, Theatre Forward's 2021 gala, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis & Mark Furze are set to star in CHESS THE MUSICAL touring Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane from April to June 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2021
Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley is taking his final bow. Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway projects since coming to New York in 1972. Now, at age 87, he has decided to retire. His final project will be Diana, which had begun previews before the pandemic forced its opening to be delayed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 6-7, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
Today (February 5) in live streaming: Stars in the House celebrates Ann Reinking, Christy Altomare stops by Backstage Live, and more!
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 5, 2021
We all remember back in the day (meaning before mid-March 2020) when we would gather in a theatre, wait for the house lights to dim and hear the first notes from a live orchestra played. Since that time, theatre companies have found some very inventive ways to present plays in the new medium of streaming pandemic theatre. Presenting musicals however are always more of a challenge because of the number of people allowed in a space at any one time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Signature Theatre has solved that problem and is now presenting Simply Sondheim the first in their five show Signature Features subscription series.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021
As life carries on, without live events safely yet and even when, as things meld change and grow, Julesworks will carry on with its End of Monthly Showcase Warp Up being a JW Follies Show livestreamed through its YouTube Channel the last Saturday of each month at 5pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its upcoming spring season of streamed events , including FACING THE MUSIC interviews with Sheila Hancock, Philip Quast, Patricia Routledge, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, an encore screening of Celebrating Sondheim, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
On Hostile Ground is a new musical by Darren Clark (lyrics), Juliet Gilkes Romero (book), Michael Henry (music and orchestrations) and Charlotte Westenra (co-creator and director), inspired by the stories of the people affected by the government’s hostile environment policy. The musical is being released in a series of free videos, starting from Tuesday 16 February. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
Today (February 4) in live streaming: All My Children on Stars in the House, a CSC conversation with Shaina Taub, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2021
Today (February 3) in live streaming: All the Girls on Stars in the House, Meet Me in St. Louis, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2021
Happy Birthday to the one and only Bernadette Peters! Today, we're celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars with a look back on some highlights from her career.
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021
The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
What happens when The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls,  Hamilton get the Bob Fosse treatment? Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is throwing it back to Chicago's 2019 Red Bucket Follies performance, 'What Would Fosse Do?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
stream.theatre is adding even more shows to their platform through March and April including 4 exclusive digital premieres of major new productions. For drama fans, Shane Richie stars a new revival of Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher, which premieres on 26 March.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
Paul Bergmann's latest record swoops in with triumphal mourning, those first, fist-swinging slide-guitar chords and splashy, spaced-out drums courtesy of guitarist Stephen Heath (LA Takedown, Weyes Blood) and drummer Dylan Ryan (Ether Feather, Man Man).
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Feb 23, 2021
Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!
by Amanda Prahl - Feb 22, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker’s Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 features all the familiar Broadway songs you love, but with a unique take that makes them feel fresh again.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features The Minskoff Theatre! Learn about the stars to have graced the Minskoff stage, including Debbie Reynolds, Debbie Allen, Bette Midler, Glenn Close & more; the theater's longest-running show, The Lion King, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today (February 2) in live streaming: Stars in the House honors Cicely Tyson, Verdi's La Forza del Destino at the Met, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge - Feb 19, 2021
There are few performers who can be declared a “triple threat” talent. Ivy Austin is undoubtedly one of them. Austin is a star of stage, radio, and the recording studio, and has been involved with smash hits including “Grease 2,”“A Prairie Home Companion,” and “Sesame Street” where she has recorded with The Muppets since the show’s inception!
by Audrey Morabito - Feb 18, 2021
If you’re anything like me (And if you’re a theatre person, you probably are), you’re a sucker for a good cabaret. And a sweet love story. And (of course) musicals. Need I say more? A.D. Players has jumped back into the digital theatre space with their timely production of A SPECK-TACULAR EVENING OF STORIES AND SONGS following the lives, love story, and leaps of faith of A.D. Players’ Executive Director Jake Speck and his wife Emily Tello Speck.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021
This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'
by Team BWW - Feb 17, 2021
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that six stars of the stage and screen will join the late-February - March 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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
The fan-inspiring, steamy stream of ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a nostalgic evening of song and conversation with the stars of All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital, raised $130,565 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the philanthropic heart of Broadway.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 16, 2021
El actor fue muy conocido por dar vida al Padre Silvestre en EL DILUVIO QUE VIENE entre otros títulos.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, directed by Charlotte Westenra (‘The Wicker Husband’, Watermill) explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this past Friday, February 12. Missed all the fun? No worries! Watch the story highlights as he celebrates the release of his latest album.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 13, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with the incredible Kyle Taylor Parker, who tomorrow (February 12) releases his latest album- Broadway Soul, Vol 2.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
What is your favorite Broadway love song? It's a question BroadwayWorld has been asking your favorite Broadway stars every Valentine's Day, and this year, our list has grown to over 1200 responses. Which songs did they pick? Feel the love with Broadway's soundtrack to Valentine's Day, featuring the top 100 showtunes from the list!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 13-14, 2020.
by Cristina Martinez - Feb 13, 2021
Con San Valentín a la vuelta del calendario, nos hemos lanzado a preguntarles a los artistas de teatro musicales cual es la canción de amor que más les gusta y por qué. Aquí recogemos todas sus respuestas.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker is taking over our Instagram story today, February 12, in celebration of the release of his sophomore album, Broadway Soul, Vol. 2!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Today (February 12) in live streaming: soap stars unite on Stars in the House, Laura Osnes visits Backstage Live, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2021
Today (February 11) in live streaming: a Love Boat reunion on Stars in the House, Kyle Taylor Parker visits Backstage Live, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
It's time for the 2021 edition of 100 Theatre Twitter Accounts You MUST Follow! We chose accounts we find interesting for a number of reasons - be it news, comedy, backstage info, Twitter-savvy performers, or just because we happen to enjoy their feed.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
Today (February 10) in live streaming: Game Night at Stars in the House, a family reunion on The Chaos Twins, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
TRUSpeak is a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2021
Today (February 1) in live streaming: Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer sing with Seth Rudetsky, Krysta Rodriguez on Live at the Lortel, and more!