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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.

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by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
Unmissable programming, inspiring youth work and a unique architectural restoration project are all underway at Trinity Theatre this season as this leading cultural centre approaches its 40th anniversary. 
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022
To some it may seem like Theatre Collingwood has not been affected by the past 2+ years but the truth is they really have, and May 31st-June 5th will mark the first of their Regular Season Theatre Programming since 2019.  You are correct to think they have been staying in t
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2022
All new rehearsal footage has been released for Curve's upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical.
by Stephen Mosher - May 6, 2022
Madelaine Warren returns to the cabaret stage with a new Barry Kleinbort-helmed show featuring two spectacular musicians.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The 12 finalists have been revealed for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition - affectionately known as SSSSPOTY. The gala final of this year’s competition - the first since the passing of legendary composer Stephen Sondheim - will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on 30 May, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Forestburgh Playhouse has announced the 2022 Forestburgh Under the Stars Broadway Concert Series (June 3 - 18).
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the run of Tim Walker's Bloody Difficult Women at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. Bloody Difficult Women will be running at the Ballroom at the Assembly Rooms from 3 to 28 August 2022, following an extended run at Riverside Studios this Spring.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
A cappella sensation VOCTAVE has announced the addition of special guest LIZ CALLAWAY to their New York City debut at Peter Norton Symphony Space on May 20, 2022 at 8 PM. VOCTAVE's 11-member vocal ensemble brings incredible harmonies to favorites from the Disney screen to the Broadway stage.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
Sondheim Unplugged took place at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 24. A celebrated New York event since 2010, the BroadwayWorld and Bistro Award-winning series Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only, delving into the musical world of Broadway’s master composer.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
The Town Hall will present Broadway By The Year: From The Ziegfeld Follies To Moulin Rouge on Monday, May 23 at 8pm. Created, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will continue Broadway By The Year’s 21st landmark season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2022
An ambitious production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Follies, with many choreographed numbers, opens in Leonia on May 6th for three weekends until May 22nd. Performed by members of the Players Guild of Leonia, New Jersey’s oldest continuing community theater (103 years old), the show has a cast of 28 and nine musicians in the orchestra.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
This summer, Middlebury’s American Flatbread pavilion will be serving up laughs – thanks to a new comedy series featuring an all-star lineup of New York City comedians. Presented by Town Hall Theater and produced by Tina Friml, Big Apple Comics will feature Friml and friends -- all electrifying performers on the big city and international comedy circuit. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022
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 Michael Major - May 2, 2022
This May, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums, concerts, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new Spring Awakening: Those You've Known documentary on HBO to new additions to Feinstein's/54 Below's concert livestream slate, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, have announced details of their upcoming summer concerts at Symphony Hall. MOSSO will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim and John Williams. These concerts mark the first time in almost twenty years that the musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra have performed summer concerts in Springfield.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022. Bill English will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer. This marks the first fully staged professional production of Follies in San Francisco.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
The evening will take place at The Town Hall on Monday June 13, 2022, at 7pm and will honor Loretta Brennan Glucksman with Irish Repertory Theatre's Visionary Leadership Award in recognition of her philanthropic support of Irish communities and her tireless work in promoting Irish culture and heritage in the US and around the world.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present the Rodgers & Hart classic musical comedy “THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE” In Concert on Thursday, June 16th at 9:30 pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street).  
by Michael Major - May 17, 2022
Breakthrough British band Sports Team debuts their new song, “The Game,” which orignally premiered on BBC Radio 6. In conjunction, the group premieres an accompanying video, starring cult 70’s punk legend John Otway as frontman Alex Rice is put through a series of surreal trials. Plus, check out tour dates!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE will be directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Stephanie Pope Lofgren who was an original cast member of London’s West End production.  SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE plays from Tuesday, June 7 thru Sunday, June 19, 2022.
by - May 16, 2022
Special Offer - Celebrate Jukebox Musicals with Tony Danza, Tom Wopat, Anais Reno and More in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 'From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge!' ?!
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Pierre Marivaux's The False Servant, translated by Martin Crimp, whose prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including the recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair. Before his final season as Artistic Director of the OT, Paul Miller, directs Uzair Bhatti, Will Brown, Julian Moore-Cook, Phoebe Pryce, Lizzy Watts and Silas Wyatt-Barke.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 14, 2022
Playwright Chip Deffaa, who wrote and directed the Off-Broadway musical 'One Night with Fanny Brice' (published/licensed by Leicester Bay Theatricals), has just released an album of Fanny Brice herself performing songs heard in that show. 
by Gary Naylor - May 14, 2022
Brilliant acted play captures the London experience at that tipping point between the pursuit of youthful follies and the assumption of adult responsibilities
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
New York style Musical Theatre piano bar (open mic) with Nathan Martin at the piano and a roster of West End hosts…Starting Sunday afternoons at The Canal Café Theatre. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie – a joyous, toe-tapping, and inspirational celebration of the ultimate American folk singer (“This Land Is Your Land,” “Bound for Glory”) – from June 8 to 26, according to Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
Wildcard and the Mercury Theatre have announced the full cast of new play Evelyn which will run 3rd – 12th  June at Mercury Theatre and then 23rd June – 16th  July at Southwark Playhouse.
by - May 11, 2022
Special Offer - Celebrate Jukebox Musicals with Tony Danza, Tom Wopat, Anais Reno and more in Broadway by the Year: 'From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge!' ?!
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
The beloved novel From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg is becoming a new family musical for the theatrical stage. Adam Ben-David (Music), Jessica Penzias (Book), and Christyn Budzyna (Lyrics) will receive a 29-hour reading in New York City on May 16, 2022, at the JCC Manhattan.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
The beloved novel From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsberg is becoming a new family musical for the theatrical stage. Adam Ben-David (Music), Jessica Penzias (Book), and Christyn Budzyna (Lyrics) will receive a 29-hour reading in New York City on May 16, 2022, at the JCC Manhattan.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2022
The one-time Funny Girl is looking back at her personal experience playing Fanny Brice, as well as the original Funny Lady herself.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 29, 2022
El Festival Grec de Barcelona acogerá este homenaje al Maestro de Broadway este verano.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022
Vital Theatre Company has announced the launch of its first production in Lancaster County, the company's one-hour, six-actor 'The Wizard of Oz' The production is directed by Stephen Sunderlin and choreographed by Rebecca Frazier, based on original adaption and direction by Vital Theatre Company co-founder Michael Schloegl.
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Apr 27, 2022
El concierto, que tendrá lugar el 18 de julio, será un homenaje al compositor y letrista Stephen Sondheim, fallecido a finales de 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022
Amnesia Wars presents 'Avant Prov,' an exhibition and performance in which musicians, dancers, and actors devise a unique, immediate event, as decreed each night by international conceptual artist Køvvånng.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022
Today, the internationally acclaimed The Empire Strips Back – the Unauthorized Star Wars Burlesque Parody announced an eight-week summer engagement at San Francisco's Great Star Theater, from July 6–August 28, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 26, 2022
Tickets are on sale for the Stephen Sondheim musical revue, Sondheim by Sondheim, presented by Ophelia's Jump celebrating the art and life of the Father of the Modern American Musical.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022
Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16. The cast will welcome new Ensemble member Kanisha Marie Feliciano, making her PHANTOM debut on Monday, May 9.
by Michael Major - Apr 25, 2022
Gulp! follows Sports Team’s 2020 Mercury Prize-nominated debut album Deep Down Happy, which charted at #2 on the UK’s Official Charts, achieving the biggest vinyl sales for a debut British artist that year. Watch a visualizer for “R Entertainment' now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
The Chocolate Factory Theater presents the world premiere of FOMO:DIPTYCH, a new evening-length performance by Laurie Berg.
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2022
FUNNY GIRL opens tonight, Sunday, April 24 at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). Produced by Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis and David Babani, Funny Girl stars Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, Jeff Award winner Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan and five-time Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch as Mrs. Rose Brice.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2022
Curve has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming Made at Curve production of Billy Elliot the Musical. The first new UK production is directed by Nikolai Foster (A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard – At Home, West Side Story) and will run at the Leicester theatre for six weeks only from Thursday 7 July to Sunday 14 August.
by Kevin Alvey - Apr 21, 2022
'Marilyn Maye: 94, Of Course There's More!' at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC. Marilyn Maye celebrated her 94th birthday with a run of 10 shows in the NYC Nightclub. Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook and from the Broadway stage, Marilyn brought her special brand of energetic positivity to the Manhattan crowd and shows no signs of slowing down!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
Additional casting and the design team have been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
The Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre has announced the cast and creative team of its 75th season finale production - Noir. This world premiere musical is directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak and runs June 2 – July 3, 2022 in the Hubbard Theatre.
by Gary Naylor - Apr 21, 2022
Arthur Hughes is in showstealing form as the Duke of Gloucester, soon Richard III, as Henry VI loses his wife, his kingdom and his life