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Follies - 1985 - Los Angeles

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 BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Everybody's got the right... to be vaccinated. On last night's reunion of the original company of Assassins, beloved Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who turns 91 later this month, revealed that he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021
In honor of Women's History Month, we're taking a look at some iconic real-life women who have been portrayed on stage in musicals!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
We're rounding up 24 tweets from the week of 3/1/2021 to 3/5/2021 from Broadway stars and theater fans!
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 5, 2021
The Tony Award nominee's most recent recording may be an album of standards but it's gonna rock your world.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is currently working on developing Game of Thrones as a stage play for Broadway, the West End and Australia. Martin is writing the play alongside Duncan MacMillan, and it is set to be directed by Dominic Cooke. The first show is expected to launch in 2023.
by Matt Wolf - Mar 29, 2021
Earlier this month, we marked the 91st birthday of the living legend that is Stephen Sondheim with a look back at five London productions of his work that are embedded in my memory. This week, we honour a quintet of performances that has achieved the same result, even if this has meant choosing from an astonishing array of riches that could populate a column like this ten times over. In any case, here are just a few of the Sondheim star turns that linger in the mind.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, Piano Bar Live! streams this Tuesday, March 30 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Francesca Amari, Melissa Driscol, Kurt Kelly, Mark Oleszko and Zoe Brooke Reed, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2021
The West Coast Jewish Theatre has a wonderful evening of entertainment for you to enjoy online on Saturdays, April 24, May 1, or May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. PDT, its Magical Musical Mystery Follies.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Mar 26, 2021
None of Sondheim's innovative works is just like another – so which one in particular you gravitate towards can say a lot. So in good, lighthearted fun, in celebration of a genius’s birthday, I bring you a very unscientific analysis of what your favorite Sondheim musical says about you!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Kaufman Music Center's education/enrichment programs are taking center stage in April's world premiere online streams. Conrad Tao's ongoing Performance as Process series reveals the composer/pianist's creative process as he prepares for his Ecstatic Music concert in May (April 28).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
James Seabright presents The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, running Thursday, 25 March to Sunday, 11 April 2021. (Mon–Sun, 7pm and Tue, Sat & Sun, 2.30pm EST)
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2021
This week on 32 Bar Cut: The Show features Kelli O'Hara! Kelli chats with Adrienne about hitting the pavement for her first auditions, her role as Katie in The Accidental Wolf, and how she's kept balance in her life as a Broadway star! Tune in at 1pm to watch the full episode!
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Mar 25, 2021
In celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday, I’m continuing to compile a list of 18 Sondheim songs, one for each show he’s written!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Final seats are on sale at 9:00am, Monday 29 March for the Melbourne performances of CHESS THE MUSICAL, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis, Mark Furze and more at the Regent Theatre from 22 to 24 April.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
The Drug Enforcement Administration Educational Foundation has announced new additions to its 20th Anniversary virtual benefit “The Stars of Broadway Shine on the DEAEF” premiering on Thursday, March 25 at 8 PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Set under the northern lights and featuring live illusions, the show explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021
This week, Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we are be highlighting the impact of women in theatre such as Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Kathleen Marshall, Lynn Nottage and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2021
Dan O'Brien is an internationally-recognized playwright and poet who has received such honors the Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama, the Horton Foote Prize, the Edward M. Kennedy Prize and two PEN America Awards. O'Brien has published three poetry collections (War Reporter, New Life, and Scarsdale) and is set to release his new book next month. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
'How would you put the last year into words?' Cooped Up quickly answers that question: You can't!! Instead, Creator and Director Chaz Wolcott tells the tale of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shutdown entirely through dance. This new series takes viewers on a theatremaker's journey to find ways to cope with his harsh new existence amidst a global pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
NMSU Theatre Arts has announced its first show of 2021, Destination: Broadway! The department's annual show Broadway On Stage has a new name and a new look.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.
by Peter Nason - Mar 18, 2021
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 91 greatest Sondheim songs. See if your favorites made the cut! What's at #1?
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
The track debuted at Glide Magazine and can also be shared at Soundcloud. Paul Bergmann says, ''Oh, My Love' is an old-world love song; grand mortal declarations professed alongside a pagan reckoning with the elements as beings.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
Ilana Levine (Little Known Facts), in association with Alan Seales and the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the second season of her “love letter to Broadway” podcast AND THE AWARD GOES TO…HOSTED BY ILANA LEVINE. Season Two premieres today with Kristin Chenoweth (You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wicked, On The Twentieth Century). 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
Liz Callaway has shared a video of herself singing 'Look to the Rainbow' from Finian's Rainbow in her kitchen. She shared, 'I was inspired to sing a song today for St Patrick's Day, and this gem from Finian's Rainbow came to mind. The arrangement is by my pal, and cast-mate from Merrily We Roll Along, David Loud.'
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2021
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Broadway choreographer Bob Avian, known best for his work with Michael Bennett, passed away at the age of 83, but not before one final interview. Watch below as the beloved song and dance man chats with Island City Stage about his book, 'Dancin' Man', just a week before his death.
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Filmed at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, UK, Ben and his band will perform new album tracks for the first time. This show marks the first band performance since the conclusion of a worldwide tour in January 2019, which culminated in a sold-out four night run at London’s Brixton Academy.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
As Las Vegas showrooms make a comeback under relaxed pandemic protocols, the iconic Vegas showgirl is enjoying a revival in 'BurlesQ,' the all-female revue which opened in December 2020 at Alexis Park Resort Las Vegas.
by Matt Wolf - Mar 15, 2021
Last week, we acknowledged the forthcoming birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber via a look back at five defining London stagings of his work. This time, we offer the same tribute to Stephen Sondheim, with whom Lloyd Webber, 18 years Sondheim's junior, shares a birthdate of March 22: on that day, the great man turns 91.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021
'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' was filmed live with multiple cameras at Southwark Playhouse in February 2021 after its planned season was cancelled due to lockdown restrictions.
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Mar 15, 2021
The performances by pop stars like Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and more all had theatrical elements that reminded me of some of my favorite Broadway performances. The sets, costumes, energy, and more reminded us all that Broadway does not have to be open for theater to thrive.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 14, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with Emily Skinner, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, March 14 (3pm and 8pm).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2021
Emily Skinner's concert, as part of the Seth Concert Series, premiered today at 3pm and re-airs tonight at 8pm. Check out a clip from the concert, featuring Emily singing 'The Bus From Amarillo'! 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 13-14, 2021.
by Team BWW - Mar 11, 2021
Emily Skinner is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2021
Happy Birthday to the one and only Bernadette Peters! Today, we're celebrating one of Broadway's favorite stars with a look back on some highlights from her career.
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2021
The Valley Villagers Virtual Choir, headed up by musical director Jeff Rizzo and producer/director Eric Andrist, have gathered together 70+ performers for their latest virtual choir video.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
What happens when The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls,  Hamilton get the Bob Fosse treatment? Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is throwing it back to Chicago's 2019 Red Bucket Follies performance, 'What Would Fosse Do?'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
stream.theatre is adding even more shows to their platform through March and April including 4 exclusive digital premieres of major new productions. For drama fans, Shane Richie stars a new revival of Scaramouche Jones by Justin Butcher, which premieres on 26 March.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Barrington Stage Company will produce a 2021 season that will feature four productions staged indoors at the theatre’s Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street) and three productions which will be staged outdoors under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
The new musical that will tell the life story of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, now has its name – A Beautiful Noise – and it will have its world premiere at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre next summer with performances for this strictly limited four-week engagement starting Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and playing through Sunday, July 17, 2022.
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
This show marks the first band performance since the conclusion of a worldwide tour in January 2019, which culminated in a sold-out four night run at London’s Brixton Academy.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 4, 2021
Looking for a way to pass the time while at home? BroadwayWorld has made a list of musicals and shows that you can watch from the comfort of your couch! Whether it's Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ or BroadwayHD, we have got you covered with all the must-watch titles! 
by Student Blogger: Aingea Venuto - Apr 2, 2021
Whether you do it in-person with your 'quarantine bubble', or online using a service like Netflix Party or Discord's video screening feature, here are some theatre movies and pro-shots to add to your Friday night plans.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced immersive outdoor experiences for summer 2021, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date. Berkshire Theatre Group will work in adherence with government guidelines and corresponding health and safety officials.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
Follies at 50: A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of the Original Broadway Production is a one-time event, featuring a panel of people involved in the creation of one of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, Follies.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
TheaterWorks Hartford in partnership with Goodspeed Musicals announced today that CHRISTIANE NOLL: COMING ALIVE AGAIN will stream on demand May 9 through 30, 2021.  A thoughtful, moving and funny concert experience exploring themes of motherhood and complex women, through the lens of a Broadway artist navigating a crazy Covid-paralyzed world.