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Follies - 1987 - Regional (US) 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 Michael Major - Jan 8, 2022
Although it may be a new year, several classics are returning to streaming services, giving Broadway fans the perfect throwback binge list, along with HBO's star-studded The Gilded Age series and new additions to Seth Rudetsky's online concert series. Check out what you should stream this January!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022
This month, Feinstein's/54 Below presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond – all streaming direct to homes worldwide.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2022
Zoetic Stage and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County announced today that the production of A Little Night Music, which was set to premiere as part of the Center's Theater Up Close series from March 17-April 10, 2022, will be replaced with Side by Side by Sondheim.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022
Richard Skipper will celebrate the beloved Broadway great Harvey Evans with guests Lawrence Leritz, Diane Findlay, Lee Roy Reams, Ronald B. Young, Loni Ackerman, Pamela Meyers on Friday, Jan 7th at 7PM EST/ 4PM PST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022
The Kennedy Center announced a star-studded lineup of Broadway and Kennedy Center favorites coming together for two performances only on February 11 and 12, 2022 in the Kennedy Center Opera House to celebrate 50 Years of Broadway at the Kennedy Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022
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 Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2022
One of the first questions many people have when they're planning for an audition is 'what should I sing?' Look no further! We're rounding up a list of some of the top classic Broadway audition songs for adults.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 17, 2022
Today's episode features Iranian-born, Award-winning actor Arian Moayed, who is the co-founder of Waterwell, a civic-minded and socially conscious non-profit art and education company.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022
Following the sad news of the death of legendary Broadway musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim on Nov. 26, 2021, the Department of Theatre's upcoming production of Sondheim on Sondheim has taken on new importance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022
Nothing lights up the Broadway musical quite like great love stories! White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE,  a celebration of some of Broadway’s greatest love songs performed by six of the finest vocalists (three real-life couples) from “The Great Bright Way”. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Ben Jones in Ben Jones: Love Songs on February 12, 2022. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 13, 2022
Alex Young will to star in a new London production of  a new London production of Arthur Laurents' and Stephen Sondheim's 1964 musical 'Anyone Can Whistle'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022
After 34 years serving as the Creative Director and then Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jack Viertel has announced his retirement as of the end of 2021. Mr. Viertel came to the company in 1987 and was involved in the production of many award-winning plays and musicals, including six of August Wilson’s legendary ten–play Century Cycle.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 9, 2021
Feld Entertainment’s DISNEY ON ICE: DREAM BIG comes to Southern California at the Honda Center in Anaheim December 8th through 12th and at Staples Center in Los Angeles December 16th through 19th. Got a chance to ask Feld Entertainment’s CEO Kenneth Feld some behind-the-scenes questions on his worldwide-reaching, every-growing entertainment mammoth.
by - Dec 9, 2021
Today's top stories include the announcement of a film adaptation of Follies, which is 'in active development.' Plus, check out photos from the red carpet at the West Side Story film premiere, watch Broadway theatres dim their lights in honor of Stephen Sondheim, and more. 
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2021
Here they come, those beautiful girls! A film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies is 'in active development' with Heyday Films.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2021
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 80 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2021
The return to live entertainment brought a lot of honesty and authenticity, and some singing actors who had a lot to say. This is the list of shows that rose, in some way, to a new level for audience member and cabaret journalist Stephen Mosher.
by Patrick Honoré - Dec 30, 2021
Cole Porter, the most Francophile of the big five American composers of the American songbook, with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers, spent almost a decade in Paris just after World War I immersing himself French language and culture and developing his craft as a composer and lyricist of sophisticated and semi-autographical ditties full of double entendre, trying them out as a dilettante pianist in the party scenes of the roaring 20s not only in Paris but also in Venice, before taking on Broadway by storm the following decade.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 30, 2021
Everyone has a story or stories about the ways in which their life was changed by the presence in this world of Stephen Sondheim. This is mine.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will welcome Emmy and Tony Award® nominee Liz Callaway back to the 54 stage this March. This Broadway and cabaret star will debut a new show To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim, honoring the legacy of Stephen Sondheim on March 23-26 at 7pm. Tickets start at $65.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2021
Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago’s premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of January performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport’s, 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, is open Monday, Jan, 10; Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2021
Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago's premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of January performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport's, 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, is open Monday, Jan, 10; Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2021
This weekend, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the passing of beloved Broadway veteran Harvey Evans, who passed away at 80 years old. We're rounding up some of Evans' interviews and performances over the span of his extensive career.
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 25, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of beloved Broadway veteran Harvey Evans.
by - Dec 22, 2021
Today's top stories include two new clips from The Music Man on Broadway, including Hugh Jackman's entrance, and Jackman and Sutton Foster performing 'Shipoopi'! Plus, several shortlists have been announced for the upcoming 2022 Oscars, and more!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 22, 2021
El musical protagonizado por Carlos Latre se representa en el Teatro La Latina de Madrid hasta el 16 de enero.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021
Theatre 40 will present the staged reading of a new play, Basement Follies, on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. The play is written and directed by Theatre 40 company member David Datz.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021
Kicking off the month on January 1st is the 1945 musical comedy film Ziegfeld Follies, featuring Fred Astaire, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Lena Horne and more. The How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying film, based on the musical of the same name, is set to debut on January 4th.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2021
Sky Arts will broadcast a new documentary Cameron Mackintosh - The First 50 Years on Monday 27 December 2021 at 7pm, a two-hour programme featuring Mackintosh’s life as a producer told through his own eyes and those of his friends and colleagues including his most famous writer collaborators.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 20, 2021
La compañía ofrecerá un concierto tributo al autor del musical fallecido en noviembre este miércoles después de la función.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2021
Just yesterday, Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara stepped in as soloist with The New York Pops, replacing the previously announced Laura Benanti, who withdrew from the event due to an exposure to COVID-19 in her family. The festive program, led by New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke included traditional carols and contemporary classics. 
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 16, 2021
Russian-set musicals figure highly in this actor's nontraditional path to the tour stage. ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical, and its Dowager Empress are on the Orpheum's stage till Dec. 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2021
Tammany Hall, the 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) will conclude its limited run at New York’s historic SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street) January 9.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021
In Breton Tyner-Bryan’s newest artistic escape, INVICTA, we see the lives (and the expectations that come with it) of seven mafia wives come together, driven by drama and passion.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2021
Russell Stephens will debut his new solo cabaret - Everybody Says Don't: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim - at The Winter Park Playhouse on January 26 and 27, 2022 as part of the theatre's popular Spotlight Cabaret Series.  Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano. 
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced Chicago Sings Stephen Sondheim, its annual fundraising concert,  Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021
Carnegie Hall today announced that Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara has agreed to step in as soloist with The New York Pops on Friday, December 17 at 8:00 p.m. She replaces the previously announced Laura Benanti who has withdrawn from the event due to an exposure to COVID-19 in her family.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 13, 2021
Am Australian tour of the Tony Award-nominated Sondheim on Sondheim, an intimate portrait of the famed musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim, has been announced. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2021
The series features three Tony Award® winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) on January 7; Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on February 5; and Laura Benanti (Gypsy) on March 26.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2021
Performers Gary Cooper (Disney's Aladdin, Chicago), Lawrence Alexander (The Lion King, Follies), Jaquez André Sims (Mrs. Doubtfire, King Kong) and Brandon Rubendall (Anything Goes, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) collaborate with music producer Devin Lewis on a brand new Christmas single 'A Christmas Rhyme.'
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Dec 10, 2021
The loss of one of the brightest lights of the Great White Way has been terribly challenging to accept. I think everyone within the theatre community can share a story related to Sondheim that led them to where they are. For me, it was the production of West Side Story and the album of Sunday in the Park with George. The South African production of West Side Story, reminded me of the magic of theatre and it solidified my dream of being part of a story made for the stage. While the Sunday in the Park with George revival with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford is my go-to album for inspiration.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2021
Elvis, Showgirls, Magic and Wedding will combine for the ultimate Jack Pot of a production as the Las Vegas vibe fills the air with excitement for the annual Holiday Follies presented by On Pitch Performing Arts (OPPA!).