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Follies - 2002 - London Fringe

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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld Events announced today a new addition to the fall lineup of their streaming series: Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker. The dynamic duo's show, Celebrating Fifty Years of Friendship, will stream on BroadwayWorld Events on October 11 at 7pm ET. Tickets for the stream are $15.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021
Tammany Hall, a new, site-specific, immersive theater experience created and directed by Darren Lee Cole (Fleabag, Killer Joe) and Alexander Wright (The Great Gatsby, the UK's longest running immersive show), begins performances October 15 at New York's SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Opening night is Election Night, Tuesday, November 2. Learn all about the show.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021
The innovative rolling stage of the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus' “Flatbed Follies” will head into Queens and Brooklyn on Saturday, October 2 with two very different performances which are FREE to all.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2021
Next month, 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 3, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below announced today their September line-up in its streaming series featuring Mean Girls and Clueless star Zurin Villanueva, Jasper in Deadland composer Ryan Scott Oliver, Tony Award® winner Beth Leavel, and My Fair Lady and Oklahoma! star Melissa Errico.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2021
A new virus is infecting gay men across New York City.  As the rising death toll is ignored by government and the medical establishment, fear and confusion turns to rage and division.  Using this anger, writer and activist Ned Weeks sets out to unite the community in their fight for recognition and right to survive. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2021
On Saturday, October 2nd, the Sharon Playhouse will present a star-studded and glittering salute to EGOT recipient and Broadway’s Uber Maestro, the great Jonathan Tunick. The evening is conceived and directed by Alan M-L Wager and supported by a 27-piece orchestra with appearances by Broadway Guest Stars and Broadway Special Guests.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's resident nonprofit professional theatre presents a limited engagement of “Sing Happy!,” a celebration of the work of Broadway's famous duo, Kander and Ebb.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Brand-new musical comedy Bluff, written exclusively for radio by Matt Cavendish and Ed Zanders is available to download on Monday 18 October, following a full studio recording with West End cast and musicians at Masterchord Studios London. The full radio-play, complete with foley sound effects, is designed to take the listener on a vivid journey through a larger-than-life world, accompanied by a live studio orchestra.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Danny Burstein has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for MOULIN ROUGE!.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2021
The newly expanded Jump Encore! has announced its full cast and creative team for their inaugural production of Into the Woods! Jump Encore! has been producing children's productions for the last 8 years as part of Jump Dance Company in Lakewood Ranch.
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021
Liz Callaway has posted a new cover from her car, this time singing 'Stars and the Moon' from Songs For a New World! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
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 Angeles Diaz - Sep 22, 2021
María Lavalle y Carlos Hipólito cantan EL MISMO AMOR, LA MISMA LLUVIA en el Teatro de la Abadía. Amigos desde hace tiempo, ambos intérpretes han concebido este recital que presentan en el Teatro de la Abadía de Madrid los días 5 y 6 de octubre y en el que Hipólito debuta como cantante de concierto. Tras esta actuación, el 29 de noviembre repetirán en el Teatro Real de la capital de España.
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2021
Irreverent is a fish out of water drama that follows criminal mediator Paulo Keegan (Donnell) as he flees the United States after a mediation gone wrong and assumes the identity of Reverend Mackenzie “Mack” Boyd.
by Bernie Siben - Sep 22, 2021
Bob O'Hare - It's a New World - A great collection of Ira Gershwin songs
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021
Evolution Theatre Company, Dublin's only professional theater company, brings to the stage Broadway performer Matt Clemens, and award-winning actor Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor for the City of Dublin, Abbey Theater in a tour de force performance of the two-person musical, THE STORY OF MY LIFE, by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
Over 90 concerts in uniquely curated series, including Quiet Please There's a Lady on Stage and TD Jazz Concerts: Jazz From Around the World to piano, vocal, chamber, and string concerts, featuring the world's top musicians, are planned for 2021.22.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 2, 2021
How very! Heathers cast members Jodie Steele (Heather Chandler, West End) and Liam Doyle (Kurt Kelly, UK tour) took over our Instagram on September 1 to share behind-the-scenes looks at both productions. Between performances, they also went live to chat all things Heathers!
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 2, 2021
The internationally acclaimed cabaret star will be making his Feinstein's/54 Below debut this fall with a show centered around the music and lyrics of one his favorites... and everyone else's, too.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 17, 2021
Laura Benanti, Tony Award winner and one of Broadway’s favorite leading ladies, will be debuting at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in their Cabaret Series September 23rd, 24th and 25th. Including songs from her self-titled CD in her set list, Laura will certainly wow the Samueli Theatre audience. Had the chance to throw out a few inquiries to the enchanting Ms. Benanti.
by Team BWW - Sep 17, 2021
Broadway lovers had reason to rejoice this week when the industry's most beloved composer, Stephen Sondheim, announced that he has a new musical in the works. What do we know so far about Stephen Sondheim's new project? Let's review!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2021
Stephen Sondheim appeared as a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night! Sondheim and Colbert have history, as Colbert starred in the 2011 production of Sondheim's musical, Company.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2021
These free performances will feature the Bindlestiff's unique brand of circus and variety as well as the addition of a diverse cast of local talent to amaze and amuse audiences.
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 16, 2021
El próximo sábado 18 de septiembre se reestrena en la Sala Clamores de Madrid el espectáculo OPENING DOORS, una antología musical que, a través de la obra de Stephen Sondheim, cuenta la historia de tres jóvenes actores que se abren paso en el mundo del teatro musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Love & Other Stories is an original dance narrative premiering on Sunday, September 26th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island). Directed, choreographed, and conceived by Ariana Andretta, the show follows four young women and their separate journeys in their quest to define love.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2021
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine and Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Into the Woods will be brought to life outdoors on The People's Plaza using ZACH's architecture and natural environment in surprising ways as part of the ZACH360 experience.
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021
Broadway's Kelli O'Hara performed a rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 memorial service yesterday. The traditional ceremony took place at ground zero twenty years after the tragic terrorist attack.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2021
Stephen Sondheim is coming to The Late Show! The Broadway legend will sit down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday, September 15.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 1, 2021
Kritzerland celebrates their eleventh anniversary of producing monthly shows with KRITZERLAND’s 115th September 12, 2021 at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s. Had the chance to talk to Robert Yacko, a Kritzerland staple on his long relationship with Kritzerland, as well as on fun stuff on his resume.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 7, 2021
El famoso director de escena estrena esta semana en la Zarzuela la obra del maestro Guerrero.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables; Miss Saigon; Oliver; Crazy For You; Chicago; Billy Elliot) will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre for a limited run.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
This month, 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 A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2021
After being closed due to COVID-19 for over 18 months, The Public Theatre reopens its doors with the uplifting and heartfelt new play Middletown, playing Oct 15 - 24.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021
Breton Follies Productions presents the world premiere of RECLAMATION, a new choreographic work directed, choreographed, and performed by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) at the Jefferson Market Library Garden Formerly The Women's House of Detention, in collaboration with Allan Berube Prize winning writer and historian Hugh Ryan .
by Ricky Pope - Oct 17, 2021
At its heart, MELISSA ERRICO SINGS HER NEW YORK is not a show about New York, or songs about New York, although both of those things are prominently featured. Rather it is about one woman's lifelong experience of New York City, with all of the dreams, obsessions, joys, heartbreaks, terror, and rapture that come with living, working, and loving in the world's most exciting and most irritating city. It is about a woman who made the short journey from Long Island with nothing but some dance shoes, a voice, and a dream and acquired a home, friends, a career, a husband, and a family, along with a journal full of memories and experiences. In short, a life.
by Team BWW - Oct 16, 2021
Who are some of Broadway's greatest set designers? Which scenic designers have won the most Tony Awards? Read more about some of the greatest behind the scenes employees of Broadway and study up on ten iconic set designers from Broadway history.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021
The acclaimed Opus Two violin-piano duo returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, November 23 at 7pm for an unforgettable tribute to Stephen Sondheim featuring the New York premiere of A Little Night Music: Suite for Violin and Piano and celebration of the release of their world premiere recording of the same name on Bridge Records (4010).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced the 2021 Associate Artists – scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, actress Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer and costume designer Alejo Vietti.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2021
It's all fun and games until someone gets a fish in the face! Join Theatre 7 for this hilarious backstage farce brimming with slapstick comedy, slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines!
by Krista Garver - Oct 14, 2021
Celine Song's FAMILY is a surreal look at the messy self-perpetuating cycle of violence.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
Breton Follies Productions presents the world  premiere of RECLAMATION, a new choreographic work Directed, Choreographed, and Performed  by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Winner World London IFF, Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF) at the Jefferson  Market Library Garden Formerly The Women’s House of Detention.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
JEFF HARNAR makes his solo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW  debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR sings SONDHEIM. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
This 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts will continue its 21/22 Theatre + Dance season with Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off,' running from Oct. 14-24, 2021 at NKU's Corbett Theatre. 'Noises Off' is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
by Patrick Honoré - Oct 10, 2021
A week long celebration of Broadway in Paris.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021
A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, WHITE CHRISTMAS features the classic songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, “I Love A Piano”, “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” and the most famous festive song of all… “White Christmas”.