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Follies - 1988 - 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.

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Fisher Theatre

(Detroit, MI)
3011 W Grand Blvd # F1
Detroit, MI 48202
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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.
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 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 Team BWW - Sep 20, 2021
What is it that we’re living for? On Wednesday, September 22nd, the answer will be the reunion of the hit 1970 musical Applause, produced by Backstage Babble and streaming on YouTube starting at 8:00 PM EDT.
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 the 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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 1, 2021
Jodie Steele will be taking over for their matinee show and Liam Doyle will share some behind-the-scenes at the tour for the evening show! The two stars will be going live together on our account to hand over takeover duties between shows.
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2021
Lawrence Alexander, who is currently in the Broadway cast of The Lion King, has released the music video for his new single 'For Sure.' 
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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its return to live performance with its 27th season that includes the 2021 – 2022 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. 
by Bernie Siben - Aug 9, 2021
Charlotte Libov, a winner of MetropolitanZoom's 2021 giveaway contest, delivered a fun and pleasant collection of songs from the Broadway, film, and pop repertoires.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a star-studded celebration of Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning designer and director Tony Walton.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
The award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem has announced programming for their upcoming appearance in the 2021 Picnic Performance series in Bryant Park. CTH will present excerpts from two new works, A Harlem Dream and Langston in Harlem, on Friday September 10 at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public with limited capacity.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2021
JEFF HARNAR will make his solo FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW  debut with I KNOW THINGS NOW: JEFF HARNAR sings SONDHEIM.  Drawing from the words and music of Stephen Sondheim, Mr. Harnar creates a self-portrait of the emotional landscape of an openly gay New Yorker.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
Touching on genres ranging from rock, country, folk, light opera, big band and mariachi, Elizabeth Ward Land finds her perfect vocal match in this salute to the great Linda Ronstadt.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
On Wednesday night, Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land returned to The Green Room 42 with her acclaimed concert STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE- THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT for a special one-night-only encore.
by Ainhoa Hornero - Aug 26, 2021
El musical sobre el autor de EL PRINCIPITO continúa su gira
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 26, 2021
Company, Follies, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd. These popular Broadway shows and iconic sets will be seen like never before in the new pop-up installation opening September 17, 2021 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, thanks to artist Henry Lee of Lego Broadway Sets. Brick By Brick, Putting It Together: The Broadway Set Miniatures of Henry Lee showcases Lee's intricate, miniature reimaginings of set designs built with LEGO® bricks. 
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Aug 25, 2021
What really strikes me about Climate Follies is the use of Brechtian-style theatre to create the atmosphere of the play as a whole. Brecht’s style, also known as Epic Theatre, relies on the Estrangement Effect. Through various tech and acting techniques, the audience remains very aware that they’re watching a play. They are not allowed to fall into the reality of the play.
by Nuria Pedret - Aug 19, 2021
Con motivo de los estrenos de COMPANY, GOLFUS DE ROMA la próxima temporada, repasamos los musicales de Stephen Sondheim que han tenido lugar en España
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will open at Curve on 3 September, before touring to Liverpool Playhouse 22 September – 2 October, Marlowe Theatre 6 – 9 October, The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich 12 – 16 October, Theatr Clwyd 19 – 23 October, concluding at Mast Mayflower Studios Southampton 26 – 30 October.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
BIRDLAND THEATER will present “The Lineup” with Susie Mosher – the wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes – every Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM.
by Ainhoa Hornero - Aug 16, 2021
Esta TV Movie está basada en la obra de teatro de Jordi Galcerán
by Ricky Pope - Aug 15, 2021
Travis Moser, a full-throated musical theatre baritone, sings five songs mostly from the first half of Sondheim's career. He is joined by his longtime musical director Drew Wutke, who has created stripped-down piano-only versions of the songs. Recorded about 6 months into the pandemic, Moser has used his mini song cycle to react to the pandemic from his own point of view using Sondheim's words. The aim was to record the songs just as Sondheim wrote them, without new arrangements and without altering pronouns or genders. It is clear Travis Moser holds Sondheim in great regard and has presented his songs quite faithfully.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 13, 2021
The fundraiser THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC! is an evening of songs under the stars directed and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, with musical direction by Richard Allen, produced by Kathleen Delaney for the Group Rep, will take place Monday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm and Tuesday, August 24th at 8:00 pm with a dessert buffet to follow catered by Great Grapes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
BIRDLAND THEATER will present Eric Comstock in his new fall residency for four Saturdays in September: September 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 5:00 PM.  There is a $30 music charge. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced The Devil is in the Details—A Tribute to Tony Walton on Thursday, August 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. live and in-person at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
by Student Blogger: Maddie Davies - Aug 11, 2021
“Climate Follies is a comedy to cope with the climate crisis. 5 actors play a multitude of roles across 15 super short scripts using clowning, puppetry, singing, and dance.” Director, Raphael Schwartzman, and Jim Poyser have been working with the current cast since July 2021 but have been workshopping the script since 2019.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021
Disney's Newsies, presented by The Gateway, will be the first full-scale professional production at the Patchogue Theatre since shutting down due to the pandemic. It will run from August 25 through September 11th.