Follies Revival

Ages: 10+
Opened: April 15, 1998
Closing: May 31, 1998

Follies - 1998 - Milburn, NJ (Regional) History , Info & More

Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive Milburn, NJ 07041

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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Reading Rep Theatre Announces World Premiere Of Helen Eastman's THE NUTCRACKER by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2019

Reading Rep Theatre today announces the world première of Helen Eastman's The Nutcracker, a brand-new musical adaption of the classic tale for all the family. The production opens at Reading Studio from 20 December, with previews from 17 December, and runs until 23 December 2019.

Photo Flash: Signature Gets Deadly with ASSASSINS by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies).

VIDEO: Get a Look Inside Signature's ASSASSINS by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies).

Birdland Announces August 2019 Schedule by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:

Tony Award-Winner & TV Icon Julie Newmar Celebrates Her 86th Birthday With Portrait by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2019

This Friday, TONY Award winner & TV Icon, Julie Newmar, is celebrating her 86th birthday - 

Marcia Harp Stars In WHERE WAS I WHEN I NEEDED ME? by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2019

Marcia Harp will star in her new one-woman cabaret concert at the Arthur Newman Theater on Sunday, August 18, 2019 as part of the summer season of Les Michaels Cabaret On Sundays Series, now in it's 11th season. Joining Marcia will be her musical director Jeffrey Lesser on baby grand piano.

FLMTF Announces Cast Of LOCH NESS - Jeremy Kushnier, Joseph Medeiros, and More! by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2019

Opening on September 28th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Loch Ness, a New Musical. The show runs through October 13th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.

Immersive Exhibit To Celebrate Hal Prince At Library For The Performing Arts by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2019

In The Company of Harold Prince opens September 18, 2019 in the Library's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery.

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Presents NOISES OFF by Julie Musbach - Aug 12, 2019

When Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) first staged Noises Off in 1997, then-high school student Adam Pankow went back to see it three times.

CARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green Comes to Birdland by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2019

Award-winning vocalist JEFF HARNAR makes his Birdland Theater debut with a Special 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??

Cast Of Goodspeed Musicals BILLY ELLIOT Announced by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

Award Winning Avante Garage Theatre Company Announces Next Public Performance by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2019

The Award-Winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces a public reading of Michael Bouson's new play 'ONE NIGHT STAND'. Mr. Bouson is the Co-Artistic Director of The Avante Garage Theatre Company along with Playwright Joe Correll.

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Talks BLUES IN THE NIGHT at the Kiln Theatre by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 12, 2019

Known for her recent work in The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse and Follies at the National Theatre, Gemma Sutton can currently be found singing the blues at the Kiln Theatre in Blues in the Night.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats Hollywood Bowl's INTO THE WOODS, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Concert by West of Broadway - Aug 9, 2019

We are super excited about this episode! Lara and Will are joined in studio with 567 Broadway creator and friend of the pod Joseph Corella to discuss Will and Joseph's night at the Hollywood Bowl seeing opening night of the star studded three-day run of Into The Woods. 

The Nitz/Howe Experience Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Davenport's by Julie Musbach - Aug 9, 2019

Hailed as 'the best party in town,' by New York's Cabaret Scenes Magazine, The Nitz/ Howe Experience marks a major milestone on Saturday, September 7th.

Photo Flash: WHAT WE MAY BE at Berkshire Theatre Group by Alan Henry - Aug 15, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Bay Street Features Three Long Island Child Actors by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

Bay Street Theater has announced that Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN has been extended to run until September 1. The show is one of the most beloved musicals of Broadway's Golden Age with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on the book by Dorothy and Herbert Fields and directed by Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Bay Street's Frost/Nixon). Tickets still available at the Box Office at 631-725-9500 open daily 11 am a?" show time or log on to Special offers include free student Sunday matinees, $20 under 20 tickets, $30 under 30 tickets, and a limited amount of $40 seats.

BWW Review: Susie Mosher's THE LINEUP Is Right On The Mark at Birdland by Stephen Mosher - Aug 8, 2019

This Variety Show plays New York City once every week at Birdland and, with an impressive roster of guest artists and the inimitable Suse Mosher, The Lineup is where it's at.

Meet the Current Cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway! by Nicole Rosky - Aug 10, 2019

Earlier this year, on April 22, The Phantom of the Opera, reached a milestone that no other Broadway show has even come near. Phantom, the longest-running show in Broadway history, became the first Broadway show EVER to reach #13,000 performances. This is just one of many incredible achievements made by the show since it opened on Broadway over three decades ago.

NT Announces New Exhibition: Costume At The National Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 7, 2019

The National Theatre's Costume department sources, constructs, alters, repairs, organises and maintains costumes for over 20 new productions on the South Bank each year. Meanwhile, the Costume Hire department circulates costumes from its stock of 70,000 to films, photoshoots and other theatre productions. This team of 46 can produce everything from muddy uniforms to giant caterpillars; dress an actor in a corset in under 60 seconds; and strive to ensure things look as good on the final performance as they did on the first. This new exhibition invites you into their world.

42nd Street Moon Presents TITANIC The Musical - In Concert by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2019

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming concert presentation of the Tony Award-winning TITANIC, showcasing 70 of the Bay Area's best singers and musicians. TITANIC has a story and book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston.

TCG Announces The Recipients Of Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship by A.A. Cristi - Aug 6, 2019

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship 2019. Administered by TCG with support from The Estate of Willa Kim, the Scholarship provides exceptionally talented costume designers who are enrolled in a university or professional training program with the opportunity to supplement their fine arts training in hand-drawing and painting. The Scholarship honors costume designer Willa Kim's legacy and her life's work as a pioneer, legend, and inspiration for many of today's theatre artists.

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT 20th Anniversary Screening and Q&A Sets Boston Fall Date by Tori Hartshorn - Aug 6, 2019

Emerson Colonial theatre announces a special 20th anniversary screening of the 1999 psychological horror film, The Blair Witch Project. The evening will consist of a special screening of the film, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session with the film's director, Eduardo Sanchez, and actor Michael C. Williams.  

Julesworks Follies Returns For 59th Edition - Summer Simplify Episode: Or How To Keep It Cool by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2019

Julesworks Follies 59th Edition Summer Simplify Episode: Or How To Keep it Cool will be on Sunday August 18th at 7PM at Le Jean Cocteau Cinema.

Theatre NOVA Announces 2019-2020 Season by Julie Musbach - Aug 5, 2019

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre, is thrilled to announce its 2019-20 Season of Michigan and World Premieres. Proud to produce the hottest new plays at affordable prices, Theatre NOVA offers a subscription program as the best way to see quality programs at a discounted price. Subscribers can save up to 25% off single ticket prices and guarantee their seats for all our plays through August 2020.

Stephanie J. Block Will Perform Concerts in London in 2020 by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019

Broadway star concert producers Club 11 London and Take Two Theatrical are excited to announce that Broadway star and the 2019 Tony Award winning, Stephanie J. Block will make a return London on Sunday 12th April 2020 for two solo concerts at Londons iconic Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square.

BWW Review: Am I BLUE at Glimmerglass? You Bet. But There Are Also Some Guilty GHOSTS, and, Oh that Notorious RBG! by Richard Sasanow - Aug 2, 2019

A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works.

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Moonlight by Julie Musbach - Aug 2, 2019

a?oeWest Side Story,a?? one of the most iconic American musicals of all time, continues Moonlight Stage Productions 39th summer season with performances from August 14 - 31, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

PBS To Present An Encore of HAROLD PRINCE: THE DIRECTOR'S LIFE by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

PBS will be airing an encore of Great Performances a?' Harold Prince: The Director's Life this Friday, August 2 at 10 p.m.

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO Theatres To Dim Lights In Memory Of Hal Prince by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

Broadway In Chicago will honor Tony-winning director and producer Harold Prince by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence, tonight a?" Wednesday, July 31 at 7:15 PM

Meet The Current Cast of Creatures In THE LION KING On Broadway by A.A. Cristi - Aug 4, 2019

Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap - the entire Serengeti comes to life on stage each night in The Lion King. The Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world of glorious colors, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the story of Simba and his epic journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

All Broadway Theatres to Dim Lights for Hal Prince by Julie Musbach - Jul 31, 2019

The Broadway community mourns the loss of prolific producer, director, writer, and the individual recipient of the most Tony Awards in multiple categories in history, Harold Prince, who passed away on July 31, 2019 at age 91. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Wednesday, July 31 at exactly 7:45pm.

BWW TV: Looking Back at PRINCE OF BROADWAY's Opening Night by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2019

As the theatre community mourns the loss of the legendary producer and director Harold Prince, we're looking back at the opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Prince of Broadway, which celebrated his career spanning seven decades. Check out the video to see Hal alongside the show's stars Tony Yazbeck, Brandon Uranowitz, Emily Skinner, Chuck Cooper, and more on the special night.

Broadway Mourns The Passing Of Hal Prince by Linnae Medeiros - Jul 31, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the legendary theatrical producer and director Hal Prince has passed away at the age of 91. Prince, whose career spanned over seven decades, impacted the Broadway musical as we know it today, and members of the theatre community took to social media to mourn the loss and speak on the impact of the legend. Check out posts from Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Iconis, and more!

Hal Prince, Legendary Broadway Producer and Director, Passes Away at 91 by Alan Henry - Jul 31, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince at 91 years of age after a brief illness, in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Cast Announced for Tour of 9 TO 5 by Julie Musbach - Jul 30, 2019

The producers of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL today announced the full cast for the second production when it embarks on an 11-city tour of the UK and Ireland from 6 September 2019. Directed by Jeff Calhoun, with a book by Patricia Resnick who wrote the hit movie and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents World Premiere Of WHAT WE MAY BE Beginning August 8 by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2019

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Kathleen Clark's (In The Mood, Southern Comforts, Secrets of a Soccer Mom) world premiere comedy What We May Be at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA, beginning August 8 and running through August 31.

Create Your Own Mini Subscriptions Now On Sale For The Philly POPS 2019�"2020 Season by A.A. Cristi - Jul 29, 2019

Create Your Own (CYO) mini-subscriptions for The Philly POPS 2019a?"2020 TOPS of the POPS season are now on sale. CYO packages can save guests up to 15% by bundling any three or more 2019a?"2020 Verizon Hall concerts, including spring shows (spring show single tickets on sale to the public on September 6) and A Philly POPS Christmas. CYO subscribers enjoy advance notice of special events, flexible ticket exchanges, ticket replacements, pre-paid parking, dining discounts, and more. More details about CYO subscriptions are available at

BWW Review: DANCERS FOR GOOD 2019 Outdoes Itself Again! by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 29, 2019

Last year, in 2018, the third annual Dancers For Good Benefit supporting the Actors Fund Dancers Resource in East Hampton was so impressive that I challenged the founders to 'high-kick it up a notch even higher next year'. I'm thrilled to announce that not only did they clearly accept that challenge, they superseded all expectations!


Broken into two acts with a 15 minute intermission in between, in the first hour, to open each song, the singer told a story of what it meant to them. What I loved about actors who are also singers, rather than someone who was strictly a singer, was you are transported into the story. Whether it's a slump of the shoulder, a hand raised, a facial expression, the use of the stool, or any number of creative storytelling devices, these 11 allowed us to have an experience, not just hear a song. The snippets of the introduction made the song that followed feel all the more personal. In the second act dedicated to inspiration works, the dialogue receded, and the moving songs took center stage.

Bernadette Peters to Play Aurora's Paramount Theatre August 17 by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019

Throughout her amazing career, multi-talented megastar Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics on stage, film and TV, in concert and on recordings. Best known for her work on stage, the vivacious songstress most recently wowed audiences in the title role in the smash hit Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! 

Looking Back at MOULIN ROUGE!'s Danny Burstein and His Spectacular Spectacular Career by Julie Musbach - Jul 25, 2019

Moulin Rouge is getting ready to officially can-can the night away on Broadway and as usual, we can't-can't get enough of star Danny Burstein. We're taking a dive into his career looking back at all the things he's brought to the Broadway stage!

Photo Coverage: Cady Huffman in MISS PEGGY LEE: IN HER OWN WORDS AND MUSIC at The Green Room 42 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 1, 2019

THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents the return of Tony Award winner Cady Huffman in Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music for two more shows, Wednesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 31.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats MISS SAIGON Tour, SPITFIRE GRILL at Gary Marshall Theater by West of Broadway - Jul 24, 2019

On this special episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara talk with radio host Maggie McKay about opening night at The Pantages for 'Miss Saigon' and then screen and stage star Ashley Argota talks about her very special production of 'Spitfire Grill' at the Gary Marshall Theater.

VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, and More Sing on Latest Episode of POSE by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2019

On last night's episode of Pose, Patti LuPone was featured as a guest star. The Broadway legend was seen singing 'I'm Still Here' from Follies in the musical episode titled, 'Love's in Need of Love Today.'

Rose Dorn Drops New Track For CHAMP by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 23, 2019

Ahead of the release of their debut album Days You Were Leaving (Bar None Records) Rose Dorn have dropped a new single entitled “Champ.” The track debuted via FLOOD Magazine and the band's Scarlet Knight told them “'Champ' is about my time in high school and trying to figure out who I was. The lyric 'All my friends are in my hand the computer that I continue to hold on' is specifically about the time when Joey, Jamie and I were becoming close friends. I'd walk around school texting them all day, head fully in my phone.

BWW Feature: CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CONCERT at Starbright Theatre by Debbie Hall - Jul 22, 2019

The Carpenters transformed music in the 1970s and '80s as one of the biggest-selling American acts, and their legacy lives on. The Carpenter's Tribute Concert, recreating the 1976 United Kingdom tour, will be performed in Las Vegas for one night at the Starbright Theatre on Aug. 10.

Wake Up With BWW 7/22: THE LION KING Film Gross, and More! by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2019

Today's top stories: The Lion King film is on track to have the biggest opening for a Disney live action remake of an animated film!

Meet the Current Cast of COME FROM AWAY on Broadway by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019

Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!



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