Follies Broadway

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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Belasco Theatre

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Theatre Tulsa has announced that its second musical of its 97th season Broadway Series will be a?oeThe Drowsy Chaperone.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Now in its third year, California School of the Arts a?" San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) is gearing up for a sensational season of performances, showcases and special events. Throughout 2019-2020, each of CSArts-SGV's 10 arts conservatories will spotlight the talents of the school's aspiring young artists through more than 60 nights of musicals, exhibits, concerts and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Go Comedy! is proud to welcome Kids In The Hall alumnus Kevin McDonald back to the Ferndale theatre for two performances and a sketch comedy writing workshop October 5&6. Details and tickets for all Go Comedy! programs are available online at www.gocomedy.net.  A complete September - October Go Comedy! performance schedule follows this release. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2019
Two Broadway legends on one stage performing the music of two Broadway legends in a special night at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Following its sold-out Birdland Theater debut a new Sunday October 27th performance has been added of the 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??
by West of Broadway - Sep 28, 2019
The new national tour Of Cameron Mackintosh's dynamite Broadway revival of legendary musical Miss Saigon is on its way to Segerstrom Hall on October 1 a?" 13, 2019 and we got to talk with Emily Bautista who is starring as Kim!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2019
We're throwing it back, Block-style! The Twitter account 'Stephanie J. Block Doing Things' has posted a throwback video of Block as Ziegfeld's Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies in 1994 in Branson, MO.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 27, 2019
Will Rogers wore many hats. He was a radio personality, newspaper columnist, movie star, public speaker, and presidential candidate. All of these roles and more are brought to life in his bio-musical, The Will Rogers Follies playing now at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
On November 16, 2019, the Auditorium Theatre continues its 130th anniversary season with a salute to the living legend Stephen Sondheim in a one-night-only event, directed and produced by local cabaret star Joan Curto.
by West of Broadway - Sep 26, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks about his experience at La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts seeing the West Coast premiere of 'Grumpy Old Men the Musical.' Spoiler alert, he loved it! and to top it off, the 2 are joined by Broadway, Film and television icon Ken Page to discuss his role as Chuck the loveable general store owner.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series, hosted and music-directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to NOCCA's Lupin Hall for its eighth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 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). John Weidman stopped by the show recently and posed for a photo with the cast.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019
Today's top stories: Carolee Carmello begins her run in the tour of Hello, Dolly!, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard are thrilled to announce that acclaimed film, TV and theatre veterans Frances Fisher (a?oeTitanic,a?? Native Gardens, Barbeque), will star as a?oeQueen Eleanora?? and Gregory Harrison (a?oeTrapper John, M.D.,a?? Broadway'sChicago, Steel Pier), will star as a?oeKing Henry IIa?? in its upcoming production of THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Sheldon Epps.  
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 25, 2019
El próximo 3 de octubre nos vamos directos al corazón de la Gran Vía con Chema Zamora que nos llevará entre bambalinas de LA JAULA DE LAS LOCAS en el Teatro Rialto de Madrid.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Stage and screen star Blythe Danner will join the third season of Starz's American Gods, according to Deadline. The Tony winner will play Demeter, goddess of the harvest, who has a romantic past with Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
On Monday, October 7th, 2019, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 5th annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2019
In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the two stars of Rock of Ages's, CJ Eldred and Kirsten Scott. Check out the recipe for Katie's Rock'n Road Bars below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces Mic Drop with Murray Hill, a new party on select Thursdays in Manderley Bar. Upcoming dates are September 26, October 24, and November 21.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Arcola Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company today announce the full cast for the London première of Pippa Hill and Sophie Ivatts' adaptation of #WeAreArrested by Can Dündar, a vital story about the cost of reporting the truth in the age of fake news. Ivatts directs Jamie Cameron (Son), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Can) and Indra Ové (Wife). The production opens on 18 November, with previews from 13 November and runs until 7 December.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents a fully staged production of Wrinkles, the Musical. With book and lyrics by Wilderness Sarchild and Naomi Turner, Wrinkles, the Musical is directed by Dani Davis and runs October 18-27, with performances at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present I Only Have Lies For You, a live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest, now in its THIRD hit season!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
After a fantastic run of Mamma Mia!, the Fall season continues with twelve performances of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Broadway couple Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers have announced the birth of The Link Theatre Company, a new professional theatre company located in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The Link is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents a limited engagement of  a?oeFollies in Concerta?? by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Music Theatre Melbourne has announced the first full showing of a new stage production, ELECTRIC DREAMS The Musical, at Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park, from 20 to 24 November.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie today announces the full casting for his revival of Guys and Dolls - Natalie Casey (Miss Adelaide), Darragh Cowley (Lt Brannigan), Dafydd Emyr (Big Jule), Jacob Fisher (Harry the Horse), Adrian Hansel (Benny Southstreet), Dawn Hope (General Cartwright), Kadiff Kirwan (Sky Masterson), TJ Lloyd (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Matthew Malthouse (Rusty Charlie), Martin Marquez (Nathan Detroit), Ross McLaren (Angie the Ox), Garry Robson (Arvide Abernathy), and Alex Young (Sarah Brown) with Shaquille Brush (Havana Boy), Frances Camier (Havana Girl), Charlotte Coggin, Adam Denman, Emily Dunn, Tash Holway, Samantha Hull, Kate Playdon and Anthony Starr. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 18 January 2020.
by West of Broadway - Oct 4, 2019
Will and Lara are honored to have an opportunity to speak with the ICONIC Betty Buckley about life, pets and her upcoming performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and LA's Saban Theater. The Tony winner will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents Tony Award® winner Betty Buckley October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater.
by West of Broadway - Oct 3, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara talk with Mom Blogger and Lifestyle Expert Nikki Diaz about her experience at Opening Night of Pasadena Playhouse's production of Little Shop of Horrors starring George Salazar, MJ Rodrigues, and Amber Riley.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 46 schools participating in the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards.
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong brings mayhem to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts from October 31 through November 3. The Play That Goes Wrong is generously sponsored by The Club at Rockland Trust Bank.
by West of Broadway - Oct 17, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will get to talk to the amazing Adam Pascal who is currently appearing as Harold Hill in the beloved classic The Music Man. Best known for his leading role in the Broadway hit RENT, Adam Pascal will star in 5-Star Theatricals' upcoming production of The Music Man, which runs October 18-27 at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, California.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Patricia Ward Kelly, wife and biographer of the late Hollywood legend Gene Kelly, will bring her acclaimed show Gene Kelly: The Legacy to Australia for the first time in February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Christina Bianco rehearsing for Funny Girl in Paris, which will begin performances at Théâtre Marigny beginning November 7th, 2019.
by Blair Howell - Oct 16, 2019
Broadway leading man Jeff McCarthy received a personal message from Stephen Sondheim while in rehearsal for SWEENEY TODD, a co-production of UVU's Noorda Center for the Performing Arts and Utah Repertory Theater Company, running Oct. 24-Nov. 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Rehearsals have begun and it feels like sha la la for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC) announces its enigmatic theatrical spectacle Sleep No More is extended into next spring. Tickets are now on sale through May 3, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
After a fantastic opening weekend the Fall season continues with eight more performances of the Tony Award Winning best musical, October 18th a?" 27th.
by West of Broadway - Oct 15, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott gets to speak with acclaimed soprano Shana Blake Hill, who will be one of the Guest Soloists for the upcoming Verdi Chorus Fall Concert Sound and Fury being presented November 16 and 17 in Santa Monica.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Due to popular demand Normal Ave and Leigh Honigman will extend performances for their World Premiere of Of the Woman Came the Beginning of Sin and Through Her We All Die, written by Lily Houghton and directed by Kylie M. Brown at Normal Ave's Medicine Show Theatre (549 W 52nd St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10019). Additional performances will be on Thursday, October 24 at 8pm, Friday, October 25 at 8pm, and Saturday, October 26 at 8pm. Previously announced performances will be on Thursday, October 17 at 8pm, Friday, October 18 at 8pm, Saturday, October 19 at 8pm, and Sunday, October 20 at 3pm. Tickets ($20-$30) are available for advance purchase at www.normalave.org/ofthewoman. The performance runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
by Brady Schwind - Oct 13, 2019
When Rosemary Loar was but a little girl, a fortuitous event changed her life: her mother came home to their house in New Jersey with a cast recording of GYPSY tucked under her arm. It was a beacon of things to come.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the first professional UK revival of Jerry Herman's much loved musical MAME with Tracie Bennett in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Jill Senter returns for one night in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A Nightclub Revue written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison on Wednesday, October 16th at 7 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Tony Awarda?"winner Katrina Lenk will make her New York Philharmonic debut celebrating the music of Stephen Sondheim on New Year's Eve!