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Follies - 1990 - 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 - 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 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 BWW Prompts - Jul 8, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Terrence Bogan, a 2020 graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School, has been crowned the high school winner of our first-ever singing competition, Next on Stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Broadway veteran Lance Roberts' guest this week is Two Time Tony Award winner, Donna Murphy. The conversation features Lance and his guest talking about THE MOMENT his guest got THE CALL to make their Broadway debut. This week is special since Lance And Donna have been friends since high school and started the dream together.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café present a brand-new musical theatre-based web series, The Theatre Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Today (July 29) in live streaming: Shoshana Bean visits Backstage Live, The Chaos Twins are back with Tommy Kail, and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
It is impossible to walk into a Broadway theatre, or simply just think of a Broadway theatre, without immediately connecting a memory to it. Every Broadway theatre is filled with a rich and colorful history, brimming over with stories of the stars who graced its staged, legends that were made within its walls, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, and Rachel Bay Jones will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional theater, is continuing its Broadway Masterclass Virtual Series through August. The Masterclass Series will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 5 p.m., and gives participants the opportunity to receive direct training from professional theater artists.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020
Some of the books on this list provide insight on directing for musicals and plays, from a business standpoint. Others include written pieces and essays from other producers, to help inspire you to get your foot in the door. Whether you are brand new, or just want to learn more about the business, there is something on this list for you!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020
Today's top stories: the 2013 cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella will reunite this week, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Today (July 22) in live streaming:Brian Stokes Mitchell and Joe Benincasa visit Backstage Live, Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal reunite on Stars in the House and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that jazz icon and actor Annie Ross has passed away at age 89.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 18, 2020
Feel like you've started to run out of things to watch? We here at BroadwayWorld have you covered! We all have our favorite musicals and plays, but what about the stories behind those shows? Luckily, over the years, many documentaries have been made about some of your favorite shows!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Patti Murin and Colin Donnell announced that they were expecting their first child, and now the Broadway baby has arrived! According to People, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Cecily Philips Donnell, earlier this week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Mary-Louise Parker announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS. The film is ranked as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time – with “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” landing on AFI's 100 Years…100 Songs list of the greatest movie songs in cinematic history.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Today (July 15) in live streaming: Freestyle Love Supreme visits Backstage Live, Chris Jackson chats with The Chaos Twins, and so much more!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 14 at 12pm ET he chatted with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
Bernadette Peters' powerhouse performance at her 2009 one-night-only event, Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert, was streamed online for the first time ever Friday, July 10, 2020, and raised a spectacular $252,575 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
As a Black woman, what choices have you had to make and how have they defined your life?
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2020
Today we flashback to 2011, when the second Broadway revival of Follies arrived at the  Marquis Theatre, where it played for 152 performances.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 10, 2020
Pacific Opera Project (POP) presents a watch party of their critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly on July 15 at 5:00 PM Los Angeles time. This is the first true-to-story bilingual production of the opera. Performed in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo and Houston's Opera in the Heights, the opera now has a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw and Opera in the Heights Artistic Director Eiki Isomura.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2020
With our new series, Theater Stories, we're bringing you tidbits you may have never heard, tales you never thought to ask about and more, giving you a better look into the history of Broadway theatres, as well as a leg-up on your next theater-trivia night. Today's Theater Stories features the Winter Garden Theatre!
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!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Stephanie J. Block's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Block singing 'Believe', which was cut from The Cher Show.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 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 - Aug 15, 2020
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 Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On August 14, he chatted with Tony winner Stephanie J. Block.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, August 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Tony winner Stephanie J. Block.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Austin-based comedy group's virtual Estrogen's Follies, launched their debaucherous and fun-packed variety show this Spring, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep spirits high and laughs going, and it's soaring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Summer Soirée / We're Still Here, is a celebration of Broadway music performed live and being broadcast via YouTube Live on August 22nd at 7PM, from the exterior deck of the Civil War Drill Hall Theater to ensure everyone's safety.
by BWW Prompts - Aug 12, 2020
Today we asked our readers to share their dream musical stream!
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2020
Among the hopeful shoots of returning theatre is a new concert version of Stephen Sondheima??s A Little Night Music, coming to Opera Holland Park on 15 August. West End leading lady Janie Dee is wearing two hats for this project: shea??s both starring as Desiree, and co-producing with Alex Parker. She talked to us about her lockdown experience and the pleasure of reprising a great role.