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Follies - 1983 - Regional (US)

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.


by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
The Barn Theatre and Aaron Sidwell have announced the cast and creatives for the third and final series of their re-imagined Shakespeare series, Bard From The Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020
Starting next week, BroadwayWorld is bringing dancers back to centerstage with NEXT ON STAGE: DANCE EDITION - sponsored by LaDuca. In the meantime, we're celebrating musical theatre dancing with just a few of the most iconic Broadway dances from decades past.
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Nashville- based singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, film composer, and visual artist Grant-Lee Phillips’ tenth solo album, Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, is out today.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Mac Davis, country music singer/songwriter and actor, has died at age 78 following heart surgery.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead a stalwart Broadway group of performers lending their voices to a non-partisan a?oeGet Out the Votea?? music video a?" hashtag: #enoughalreadyvote a?" which has been re-released in anticipation of the November 3rd election.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
The Barn Theatre has announced casting for their 2020 Theatre Recovery Season productions of Marry Me A Little and Peter Pan.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2020
Today's top stories: Andrew Lloyd Webber on his COVID-19 vaccine trial, Seth Rudetsky's concert series will include Orfeh & Andy Karl, LaChanze, Keala Settle, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
With most of New Jersey's stages shuttered for the time being, the South Orange Performing Arts Center is taking performances directly to arts audiences through the magic of livestream. Starting October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays won't be a?oemust-watcha?? TV night, it will be a?oecan't miss what's happening at SOPAC night!a??
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 23, 2020
I owe a lot to Follies - friendships with fans and actors and occasional pieces of journalism have resulted from the show - but it made me realise how transformative live theatre can be. Thinking about it, it's ironic that a show signalling the death of old Broadway should ignite such a passion, but isn't that the point of Follies?
by Eleni Cashell - Sep 22, 2020
Award-winning scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh was meant to be working on a production of 12 Angry Men at the Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon in Tokyo until Covid-19 hit. But with social distancing now in place, the show is going ahead, with McKintosh working his magic virtually instead.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
Goodspeed Musicals has announced Shakin' the Blues Away: A Virtual Gala Concert for Goodspeed. The exciting online event will premiere October 29, 2020. This gala concert benefitting the two-time Tony Award-winning theater will feature stars of Goodspeed and Broadway performing beloved songs from classic musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
After two successful concerts at Mazzoleni Concert Hall in September, The Royal Conservatory is committed to bringing inspiring and uplifting live music in a way that is safe and responsible to music lovers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced the very first episode of The Theatre Channel, a brand-new web series showcasing beloved classics from the musical theater canon, performed by award-winning actors who've graced the international stage in Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Six, Sunday in the Park with George, Waitress, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The New Amsterdam Theatre! Learn about the history of The Ziegfeld Follies, the ghost of a showgirl that haunts the theater, the impact of The Lion King, and more!
by Maria Nockin - Sep 19, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??For the newest of LA Operaa??s a?oeLiving Room Recitals,a?? soprano Alaysha Fox, a grand finalist in the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, partners with pianist, vocal coach, and conductor Brendon Shapiro. They offer a performance of classic songs by composers including Jake Heggie, Harry T. Burleigh, and Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Transcendence Theatre Company has concluded a successful run of their 2020 Best Night Ever Online virtual season with several exciting highlights to announce.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
In the latest episode of the podcast, Ted Chapin, president of Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, talks about his esteemed father, Schuyler Chapin and his Met Opera days, and Teda??s 35 years with R&H.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
The Extinction of Fireflies, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring multi-award winner Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' Buyer & Cellar, Torch Song) and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow, Follies), is now in production on location in the playwright/director's Shelter Island, Rhode Island home, where the play is set.
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2020
The renaming of the theatre was dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, the greatest and best known artist in American musical theatre on his 80th birthday. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Fabulous Fanny brings the Roaring 20's back with a bang for a live theatre experience right in your own home. Enjoy classic show tunes, good old-fashioned fun, and hilarity, as we travel through time with Fanny Brice, the legendary Jewish comedienne, Ziegfeld Follies/Broadway star, recording artist, and film actress extraordinaire.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2020
In honor of the one-year anniversary of Broadway stage manager Arthur Gaffin's passing, Gaffin's boyfriend since 1980, Danny Baron, is donating $100,000 from Gaffin's estate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Dying for a new diversion in the absence of live theatre? Look no further than Old Show Queens- a 13-episode web series that is streaming now!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Short North Stage will be presenting the Off Broadway Musical Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly as their second Virtual Production (following July's John & Jen). Columbus's own Nina West (Rupaul's Drag Race) will Guest Star in the musical accompanied by Short North Stage favorites Thom Warren (Broadway's Lion King) and more.
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2020
The Barn Theatre have released the official trailer for their upcoming revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
On October 11, Chicago Phil Chamber returns for its second outdoor, socially-distanced concert of the season, Chicago Phil Brass, in the parking lot of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie .
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Belasco Theater! Learn about the legendary theater-maker David Belasco, the history of the theater's Broadway plays, the apartment built above the theater and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Covid's impact on live theatre and performing arts has been brutal this year. In an effort to celebrate the history and raise funds to support the future of the Barn Theatre, they will induct their 2020 Class of Wall of Fame members during their Gala Events this weekend.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced further details for the forthcoming episodes of The Theatre Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced additional details for the next two episodes of The Theatre Channel. Debuting this Friday, October 30, Episode 2 is a Halloween-themed episode with songs from The Rocky Horror Show, Beetlejuice, Into the Woods, Dracula, Carrie, Young Frankenstein and Jekyll and Hyde.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
New Albany Youth Theatre has announced the inaugural presenter of it bi-annual master class series - Broadway performer and Celebrity Cruise Lines Musical Director, Matt Clemens.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Nicholas Lloyd Webber and James D. Reid today launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise £200,000 for a special recording of The Little Prince musical album and provide over 70 people in the theatre industry with jobs during the current COVID-19 pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre! Learn about the iconic stage couple for whom the theater is named after, the multiple jukebox musicals that have made its home on the Lunt-Fontanne stage and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Original Theatre Company will present its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.  The Haunting of Alice Bowles is a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks adapted for the first time from the M.R. James chilling short ghost story, The Experiment.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that dancer and actor Marge Champion has died at age 101.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
The crew of Julesworks have regrouped to finally stage their second not live live variety show offerings, as Santa Fe's longest running show presenting a true hodgepodge medley variety in their Follies show which has been being presented for approaching a decade.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The Barn Theatre have today released production photos of Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) in the theatre new revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
The second episode of The Theatre Channel is a specially extended Halloween themed episode with songs from Dracula, Carrie, and Jekyll and Hyde. The episode is available to purchase now, ahead of its release on 30 October, and details will be released in the coming weeks of further exciting and high-profile performers who will join the line-up.
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2020
The Barn Theatre have released a sneak peek video of Rob Houchen (Les Misérables, The Light in the Piazza) and Celinde Schoenmaker (Rocketman, The Phantom of the Opera) performing a?oeAll Things Bright and Beautiful (Part 2)a?? in rehearsals for the theatrea??s upcoming revival production of the Stephen Sondheim musical Marry Me A Little
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that Jane Fujishige Yada, Manager, Harbor Field Holdings, L.L.C.,  has been elected to serve as the Center's new board chair beginning July 1, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Elaine Paige will join the cast of Pantoland at The Palladium for the three-week festive run beginning 12 December 2020, which sees pantomime return to the world-famous The London Palladium for a fifth consecutive year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Special Offer - Happy Alert: OLD SHOW QUEENS is a blast of theater love!
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2020
Hurrah for the green shoots in our beleaguered industry. Lots of venues are mounting new shows and bringing back our favourites over the next few weeks and months - albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. Here are some of the live theatrical goodies on offer.
by Student Blogger: Kate Semmens - Oct 12, 2020
The first theatre course I took at Princeton was Stacy Wolfa??s class a?oeThe Musical Theatre  of Stephen Sondheima?? during my freshman fall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2020
Today, we're rounding up 10 of our favorite Grease parodies on YouTube.
by Laura Fuller - Oct 10, 2020
Fun, frisky and fabulous, That Drag Show! took to the stage at Proud Cabaret last night and delivered a stellar act from start to finish. Billed as 'London's newest drag revue', the ensemble show is composed of three established London based drag performers:  Velma Celli, Portia De Fosse and Australian queen Karla Bear.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2020
Goodspeed has announced a new fun and foot-stomping evening of live music featuring fan-favorite David Lutken and The Seat Of The Pants Band. Based on the huge success of the first set of outdoor concerts, Goodspeed Musicals has scheduled three new weekends of jubilant Americana music by the riverside!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2020
New York Citya??s Institute for American Musical Theatre has announced Colin Hanlon as the new head of IAMTa??s Film & TV classes for its two-year training program.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Stephanie J. Block's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series is now available On Demand for the next two weeks!