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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.


Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW Previews: Tony Award Winning Broadway Legend Donna Mckechnie Appears In New Hope, Pa. - This Saturday, August 12 At The Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Aug 9, 2017

TONY AWARD WINNING BROADWAY LEGEND DONNA MCKECHNIE APPEARS in NEW HOPE, PA. - THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 at The RRAZZ ROOM (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 9, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Star in KISS ME, KATE Concert at Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater's Bay Street Under the Stars series presents FREE concert readings of plays and musicals in Mashashimuet Park every summer. This year, Bay Street will present Kiss Me, Kate with a book by Bella and Sam Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering a Broadway Legend- Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 9, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Revival of American Buffalo by David Mamet. American Buffalo, under the direction of John Gould Rubin (Artistic Director of The Private Theater), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between August 24 - September 2, 2017. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. (more...)

West End Stars Turn Out To Support A Mad Drag Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Christopher Biggins, Owain Wyn Evans, Sherrie Hewson, Laila Morse, Harriet Thorpe and Denise Welch, will join over forty performers as guest hosts for the third MAD DRAG NIGHT. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES Opens at Gloucester Stage for Limited Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with Israel Horovitz's latest comedy, Out of the Mouths of Babes from August 11 through September 2 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.  (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Aug 7, 2017

MNM Productions' Company is the latest venture by theatrical producers and arts consultants Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. Company is their sixth major musical following A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round and, most recently, Monty Python's Spamalot. MNM Productions' Company will be appearing at the Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through August 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 6, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrating the Unsung Musicals of Hal Prince
by Daniella Parcell - Aug 5, 2017

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SWEENEY TODD, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, COMPANY, CABARET, Follies. Each was directed and/or produced by Broadway legend Harold Prince. Each contributed to his record-high pile of Tony awards, and has been produced and acclaimed across the world. (more...)

THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE, Starring Tony Nominee Mary Beth Peil, Gets Alabama Screening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Mary Beth Peil, who recently earned a Tony nomination for her work in Anastasia on Broadway, next appears in Ari Gold's The Song of Sway Lake- also starring Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, Isabelle McNally, Elizabeth Pena and Jack Falahee.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 22, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Hal Prince Directed EVITA in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The full cast for the Harold Prince-directed production of EVITA in South Africa has been announced. Presented by Pieter Toerien and David Ian, this revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical will see the original West End and Broadway production presented on stage at The Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera House later this year. (more...)

BWW Previews: Linda Lavin Returns To Provincetown's Crown And Anchor
by Michael Rabice - Aug 21, 2017

Age doesn't stand a chance of catching up with the busy and multi-talented Linda Lavin. Ms. Lavin is in Los Angeles to film a new sitcom, but will fly to Cape Cod this weekend for two nights of concerts at Provincetown's Crown and Anchor. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 21, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret to Celebrate 4th Anniversary at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present The Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret's Fourth Anniversary Show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlit Wings-Winning Scripts Go from Page to Stage in DC-Area Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

"Free Art Friday" is back with three new shows at Moonlit Wings Productions (MWP) playing across the National Capital Area, see photos below! These scripts are winners of Moonlit Wings annual international playwriting contest with free admission for the public on certain Friday's this summer. (more...)

Ocean Grove Presents the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, Conducted by Father Alphonse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will close its 2017 season of Great Family Entertainment on Saturday, September 2nd with 'Red, White and Broadway,' featuring The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea conducted by New Jersey's beloved Father Alphonse Stephens, with special guest vocalist Ken Waaser. (more...)

A FUNNY THING...FORUM Opens the Walnut's 209th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 19, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Shows of Hal Prince!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

In anticipation of the big night, we're bringing you a Princely playlist that covers all of his greatest hits (and even some flops)! Tune in below! (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Wendy Rosoff and Will Collyer about SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical, SUGAR in LA 9/24
by West of Broadway - Aug 17, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong are back from break and sitting down with Musical Theatre Guild members Will Collyer & Wendy Rosoff to discuss this remarkable organization and the work that goes behind producing their one night only musicals. (more...)

TV Stars Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross to Close Totem Pole Playhouse's Season with LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced the final Bonus Show in the theatre's summer schedule, A.R. Gurney's Love Letters. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Announces 37th Season Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Touchstone Theatre gears up for its new season, featuring a collection of original works created by the resident ensemble and presented works created by notable guest artists. Touchstone's 37th season begins in September. (more...)

Tony Winner Blythe Danner Joins Cast of Showtime Limited Series PATRICK MELROSE
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Blythe Danner has signed on to the cast of Showtime's upcoming limited series PATRICK MELROSE. The project, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role, is based on Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 15, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Celebrates Opening Night of COMPANY with Aaron Tveit!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (recently voted Best of The Berkshires) set a new record at the opening night of Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY last night. There appeared to be more selfie photos attempted of Aaron Tveit the show's star and cast leaving the stage door of the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage than happen by the ever present throngs in Broadway's Shubert Alley a show. Aaron, who was Bobby in the extraordinary production directed by BSC's founder and artistic director Julianne Boyd, was mobbed by  what seemed like the entire audience asTveit and the cast tried exit the stage door and continue on to the after party at the home of BSC Chair, Minky and Bruno Quinson.  (more...)

2017 BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS GALA Celebration Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

???????Transcendence Theatre Company will conclude their 2017 season of spectacular outdoor Broadway concerts in Sonoma Wine Country with a special Gala Celebration at Jack London Stare Historic Park running September 8-10. Transcendence Theatre Company was named by USA Today's 10BEST as the #2 'Outdoor Concert Venue You Shouldn't Miss' in the United States, and received four 2016 Broadway World San Francisco awards including Best Special Theater Event for the fifth consecutive year. At the conclusion of this season, Transcendence performances will have been seen by over 110,000 people and will have raised over $351,000 to benefit Jack London State Historic Park.           (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chuck Cooper, Emily Skinner, Tony Yazbeck and More Bringing Classics to Life in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, is now previews ahead of a Thursday, August 24, 2017 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

Something's Coming: Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 11, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin, Chita Rivera & More Talk Hal Prince's Impact on American Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

In the video below, Mandy Patinkin, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera and many more Broadway legends share stories about the extraordinary impact their friend Hal Prince has had on American theatre - and their lives!  (more...)

GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)

Cast Set for All-Woman THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew with a powerhouse, all-woman cast-setting up a witty and thought-provoking debate on politics, power, and love. Framed as a performance by a band of Suffragettes with additional dialogue by Second City's Ron West, The Taming of the Shrew launches Chicago Shakespeare's 2017/18 Season in the Courtyard Theater, September 16-November 12, 2017. (more...)

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME Opens 8/16 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

???????Lord Arthur, a pillar of Victorian society, is about to marry the lovely Sybil Merton, his childhood sweetheart, and is deliriously happy at the start of Peninsula Players Theatre's forthcoming comedy, "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime," by Constance Cox, based on a story by Oscar Wilde.  Laughter will fill the theater-in-a-garden August 16 through September 3 while Lord Arthur takes the stage with his muddled murder attempts.   (more...)

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