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Follies - 1985 - Los Angeles Tickets, News, Info & More

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 Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Call it “Sunday in the Park with A Cabbello” – clearly apropos for a special encore engagement of ““We’re Still Here” celebrating the music and legacy of Stephen Sondheim. Following the success of their first with-audience performance in two years May 14 & 15, the “BelloGents” of A Cabbello are back.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the final performances of the sixth season of the popular New Faces Sing Broadway series and the conclusion of its 27th season with New Faces Sing Broadway 1971.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 9, 2022
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the musical event of the summer: Ragtime The Musical.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 8, 2022
Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie will be presented with Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ovation Award during the company’s upcoming annual fundraiser Broadway Brunch, set for August 21, at the Wildhorse Saloon.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022
RGC Theatre will present Stephen Sondheim's hit classic Into the Woods at the Hatbox Theatre from July 8th-17th.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2022
Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the full cast for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe run of Tim Walker's critically acclaimed production of Bloody Difficult Women.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022
The Alley Theatre digital viewing of its 75th season finale production – Noir is now available. This world-premiere musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak and can be watched July 4 – July 18, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2022
Due to popular demand, the internationally acclaimed The Empire Strips Back – the Unauthorized Star Wars Burlesque Parody will extend its engagement at San Francisco's Great Star Theater.
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2022
I’ve heard much praise about the quality of the vocal writing of Jake Heggie from singers who adore the way his music caresses their voices. But THREE DECEMBERS, performed this past weekend at the Berkshire Opera Festival at Pavilion Theatre, PS21 in Chatham, New York, was the first time I heard a complete dramatic work by the composer. As characters from FOLLIES by Sondheim--a composer whose music echoes in Heggie’s score--said about showing up at the reunion that frames that musical, “I’m so glad I came.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse is now presenting Follies, through September 10. Follies features a book by James Goldman, with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Get a first look at the trailer here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022
Paper Mill Playhouse announces Patrick Parker will step down as Associate Artistic Director after 27 years with the company on September 30, 2022.   Parker will continue on a consulting basis, assisting with the transition and consulting on a variety of special projects.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 23, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the cast of New Faces for the  final performances of the sixth season of the popular New Faces Sing Broadway series and the conclusion of its 27th season with New Faces Sing Broadway 1971.
by - Jul 22, 2022
Today's top stories include new casting for Six on Broadway! New queens joining the cast include Bre Jackson as Catherine of Aragon, Brennyn Lark as Catherine Parr, and two new Alternates, Ayla Ciccone-Burton and Holli' Conway. Keri René Fuller will also return as Jane Seymour.
by Steve Murray - Jul 21, 2022
What did our critic think of FOLLIES at SF Playhouse? Director Bill English and his troupe of collaborators have waited three long years to present San Francisco's first fully staged, professional production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's seven-time Tony Award winning musical.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse is now presenting Follies, starring Natascia Diaz, through September 10.  Get a first look at all new video footage from the production here!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 21, 2022
El lunes se estrenó en el Festival Grec este homenaje al Maestro de Broadway, presentado gracias a Musical Theatre International y The Sondheim State.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2022
Returning to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2002, Denver-based modern dance company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, will perform in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Aug. 17-21, with pieces enriched in emotion, femininity, war, race, and elegance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022
San Francisco Playhouse is presenting Follies, Book by James Goldman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, through September 10. The cast features Natascia Diaz as Sally Durant Plummer; Samantha Rose Cárdenas as Young Sally and Ensemble; Maureen McVerry as of Phyllis Rogers Stone and more. Get a first look at photos here!
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022
Musicals at Richter (MAR), Connecticut's longest-running outdoor theater, will celebrate its 38th season with the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 19, 2022
El concierto tributo al Maestro de Broadway agotó las entradas y fue una noche muy especial.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022
Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022
The first new UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical is now open at Leicester’s Curve theatre. Directed by Nikolai Foster (A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard – At Home, West Side Story), the Made at Curve musical is now running until Saturday 20 August. Get a first look at photos here!
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 18, 2022
What did our critic think of CRAZY FOR YOU at Hilliard Arts Council?A celebration of arts and community for the Hilliard community; who could ask for anything more?
by Team BWW - Jul 16, 2022
Vacation season is here! Whether or not you're planning a trip this summer, you can still be transported to places near and far with the magic of music. Below, we've collected 70 of our favorite showtunes about places- from local destinations like St. Louis and Santa Fe, to international locales like Buenos Aires and Bavaria, and fanciful stops in Xanadu to Brigadoon... oh, the places you'll go!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022
Charlie Stemp and Carly Anderson lead the cast of Susan Stroman's new production of the musical comedy CRAZY FOR YOU, with music & lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 11 July - 4 September. See photos from the production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022
Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 15, 2022
Hilliard Arts Council is proud to present our annual large stage summer musical: Crazy For You. This Tony award winning musical will showcase the efforts of a large cast of talented actors, singers and dancers hailing from the greater Columbus area in a production featuring lavish costumes, big production numbers, a full pit orchestra and of course the high-quality community theatre you expect from a Hilliard Arts Council show. Billed as “The New Gershwin Musical Comedy”, Crazy for You is a romantic comedy musical about a well-to-do young New Yorker, Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. Falling in love with the local postmistress, Bobby decides to produce a show to save the theatre. Performances run July 15, 16, 8:00 pm & July 17, 3:00 pm at Hilliard Darby HS Performing Arts Center, 4200 Leppert Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022
 Virginia Repertory Theatre announces its 70th Anniversary Season with a robust roster of dramatic and comedic plays and musicals for the Signature Season at the November Theatre and the Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 13, 2022
Esta mañana el director del Festival Grec Cesc Casadesús ha presentado este concierto junto a los directores de escena y algunos de los solistas.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Creator Russall S. Beattie announced today the full cast for the San Francisco engagement of The Empire Strips Back. The unauthorized Star Wars™ burlesque parody begins performances at San Francisco’s Great Star Theater on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Tickets start at $39 and are available now at empirestripsback.com Opening/Press night is Thursday, July 14, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022
Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd presents its new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. See photos from the production!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
Joe's Pub announces additional Joe's Pub @ Astor programming on August 12 with DakhaBrakha and, Astor Alive! with DANCE NOW on September 17 – free and open to the public.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
Elena Bennett and Fred Barton reunite at Pangea on Tuesday, August 9 and Tuesday August 16, 7PM, for their first appearances since last summer. In their new show 'Swing Out Under The Moon,' they will introduce a large number of swing, Broadway, Hollywood, and novelty songs to their already formidable repertoire.
by Michael Major - Aug 8, 2022
Brian D'Arcy James stars in a new film, The Cathedral, which follows an only child's account of an American family's rise and fall over two decades. Joining James in the cast of the film is Monica Barbaro, Mark Zeisler, Geraldine Singer, William Bednar-Carter. It was previously shown at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022
The full cast has been announced for Deborah Moggach's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which opens at Richmond Theatre on Monday 5th  September 2022.
by Roy Berko - Aug 7, 2022
What did our critic think of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at Cain Park--Alma Theatre?
by Grace Cutler - Aug 6, 2022
James Andrew Walsh's new film based on his 2017 play of the same name.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022
Rehearsals are underway for the New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa.  Meet the Company in these photos! 
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts have announced that tickets for the 2022/23 DCPA Theatre Company productions will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10am MT.
by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022
The new track is the latest from the band’s highly anticipated new album, Gulp!, which is set for release September 23 via Island UK/Bright Antenna. The group previously debuted three singles from Gulp!, with “R Entertainment,” “Cool It Kid” and “The Game” premiering on BBC Radio. Watch the new music video now! Plus, check out tour dates!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022
The Public Theater will begin previews for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT on Wednesday, August 10. Continuing the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater, Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022
Andy de la Tour (Plenty, Notting Hill), Marlene Sidaway (ITV’s Coronation Street, BBC 1’s Pride and Prejudice) and Rekha John-Cheriyan (Kerbs, Tomb Raider, Dream Horse) will join the cast of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel when it begins its first-ever tour this Autumn, coming to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 September 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022
A Little Night Music begins performances at Barrington Stage Company this week. Check out a video of the cast in rehearsals here!
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2022
Get a first look at Barrington Stage Company's new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. See photos from the production below!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022
The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of the new intimate musical Trio, which runs at the theatre from 7-15 October 2022. This world premiere production will also have livestreamed performances on 14 & 15 October 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022
”Jimmy and Carolyn”, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring two-time Tony nominee and TV/Broadway star Mary Beth Peil (Dawson's Creek, The Good Wife,  HALSTON, Broadway's Anastasia) and TV/Broadway star Gregory Harrison (911,  Chesapeake Shores, Trapper John M.D.), shot entirely on location in Westerly, Rhode  Island, sets its South County Premiere at Bill Hanney's newly renovated All South Coun ty Luxury Cinemas, co-owned with Harold Blank and William Doherty, in Wakefield on  Monday, August 29, 2022.
by Review Roundups - Aug 12, 2022
Barrington Stage Company presents its new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Read the reviews!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2022
Burlesque acts, performance artists and sideshow performers are to join the powerhouse musical comedy star Wilfredo next Friday, 19 August at Coney Island USA.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2022
“The Opera! Musical” aims to bring the best of Broadway and the Opera House to new stages around the US. Part musical revue, part follies in the classical theater-style and all fun, the show is breaking down and disrupting barriers between genres with a message of the transformative power of music to opening hearts beyond words. See photos from the production.