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Review Roundup: FOLLIES, Starring Imelda Staunton, Updated!
by Review Roundups - Sep 8, 2017

Follies just opened at the National Theatre, let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2017 Metropolitan Fashion Awards Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Fashion and Costume Design in Motion Pictures, Television and Live
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

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Review Roundup: GYPSY at Lyric Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

GYPSY will run at the Lyric Stage Company in Boston until October 8. The legendary show is based on the real-life memoirs of burlesque mega-star, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her stage-mother behind the curtain, Mama Rose. It features songs such as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Some People,' and 'Let Me Entertain You.' (more...)

Film Society Presents the Fall Season of STAGE ON SCREEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents the fall season of STAGE ON SCREEN, a program of the world's finest stage performances from London's National Theatre and Moscow's Stage Russia, on-screen in HD at the St. Anthony Main Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY Takes Off at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 7, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has hit the trifecta with their season opener GYPSY, directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone, music directed by Dan Rodriguez, and raised to the rafters by Leigh Barrett's forceful Mama Rose. This is one for the ages. (more...)

BWW Review: FOLLIES, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre has a long memory. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical has been through myriad incarnations, donning and shedding numbers, an interval, an ill-conceived upbeat ending, and yet the original vision has lingered. It comes to extraordinary life in a blockbuster National Theatre revival that proves Follies isn't just still here - it's thrilling, heartrending and utterly vital. (more...)

PACT to Continue 'Afterglow' Season with Original Australian Play HOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

PACT will present the latest show in their AFTERGLOW season when Home, an original new Australian play by Janie Gibson and the Tantrum Trajectory Ensemble, arrives on their stage from October 4th to 7th. (more...)

The Terror Looms Large as 'IT' Hits Domestic and International IMAX Theaters
by Movies News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that New Line Cinema's highly anticipated horror thriller IT will open in domestic and select international IMAX theatres day-and-date with its wide theatrical release, starting with the earliest international markets on Wednesday, September 6, and in North America with Thursday night previews on September 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Swarovski Crystals Make National Theatre's FOLLIES Sparkle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Swarovski illuminates the National Theatre for the first time with 600,000 crystals adorning the dazzling costumes in its much-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, Follies. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At FOLLIES At The National Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. See production pictures! (more...)

Cynthia-Reeves Announces Upcoming Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Check out the upcoming exhibitions coming to Cynthia-Reeves! (more...)

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about! (more...)

New Line Cinema's 'IT' Has Fearsome Record-Shattering Debut
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

New Line Cinema's widely acclaimed horror thriller IT smashed the record books with stunning opening weekend numbers on both the domestic and international fronts (more...)

Sister Duo Presley & Taylor Release 'Heart Over Mind' ft. Pam Tillis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Country Music's dynamic new sister duo release a re-make of the Mel Tillis classic Heart Over Mind featuring country hit-maker Pam Tillis. Illuminated by a traditional ensemble with steel guitar, twin fiddles and three part harmonies, the song leaves country taping their feet. Heart Over Mind is a preview to Presley & Taylor's forthcoming album which has recently been completed and is scheduled for release. To see The Making of Heart Over Mind: youtu.be/fcfPDbH3ehU About Presley & Taylor Raised in a small farm town in Connecticut, sisters Presley & Taylor spent most of their time alongside their family of talented musicians. Listening to country music greats and world-class trendsetters such as, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, Randy Travis and Alan Jackson, the girls grew a deep appreciation for Country Music. Described as 'the real deal' and 'absolutely brilliant' by radio execs, the 'neo-traditional' Presley & Taylor embrace the sound of stone cold country music traditions with absolute vocals and impeccable harmonies. Presley & Taylor have shared the stage with award-winning entertainers and hit-makers such as Martina McBride, Ashton Shepard, Bucky Covington, Janie Fricke, Sarah Darling, Jamie O'Neal, The Willis Clan, Buddy Jewell and Restless Heart. They have become regular performers at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Nashville Palace, the Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville and Ernest Tubb Record Shop in Music City- Nashville, TN. They have also made a number of in-studio, special-guest appearances on WSM-650AM, the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry. The duo looks forward to releasing their highly anticipated up-coming album, which features Country Music Icon, Pam Tillis on the song 'Heart Over Mind.' In April of 2017 the duo performed 'Heart Over Mind' with Pam Tillis on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. On July 5, 2017 Presley & Taylor joined the roster of Nashville's oldest and largest privately owned talent agency Buddy Lee Attractions. (more...)

Live at Zedel Announces Autumn/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Live At Zedel, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at The Crazy Coqs, announces their Autumn/Winter season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jordan Tyson, Jelani Aladdin and More in New Musical SWEETEE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Sweetee, a new American musical, a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) opens tomorrow, June 1 and runs until June 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for FOLLIES at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. (more...)

Amazon Original Series THE LAST TYCOON Debuts Exclusively on Prime Video 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Amazon today announced its new original one hour series THE LAST TYCOON, starring Golden Globe winner Matt Bomer (White Collar, The Normal Heart), multi-Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Boss) and Lily Collins (The Blind Side, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), will premiere on Friday, July 28 exclusively on Prime Video. (more...)

BWW Review: Live in Living Color: Vibrant CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Closes Lyric Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 5, 2017

It's hard to imagine why this gem of a show had such a short Broadway run, but it is finding new life in regional productions, not the least of which opened here at South Portland's Lyric Music Theater this past weekend. Directed by Mary Meserve with sparkling choreography by Raymond Marc Dumont and featuring a large cast with strong vocal-dramatic abilities, anchored by Eric Berry-Sandelin's charismatic performance as Frank Abagnale, Jr., this is a delight not to be missed! (more...)

National Theatre Announces Talks, Events and Exhibitions Highlights for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Talks and events relating to Angels in America will begin with writer Tony Kushner, who will discuss the plays and his work in conversation with Ola Animashawun on 30 June. Andrew Garfield, who plays Prior Walter, and Denise Gough, who plays Harper Pitt, will then discuss their experiences of performing in the show in a talk chaired by Kate Bassett as well as award-winning director Marianne Elliot who will reflect on directing the show in conversation with Susannah Clapp, both on 3 July. (more...)

Eco-Musical ENDANGERED! Headed Off-Broadway This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC will present ENDANGERED! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). (more...)

BWW Review: L.A. DANCE PROJECT: Stellar Dancers, Yet a Lost Mission Statement
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 20, 2017

I don't know if it was me, but attending L.A. Dance Project on June 14, 2017, was a bit dispiriting. If this was an evening meant to deliver the L.A. Dance Project message: 'we're here folks, watch out, we're going to overtake the dance world,' it didn't register. What should have been a strong cold brew was tepid tea. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners Announced for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

Sondheim Society Student Performer and Stiles & Drewe Prize Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the West End Gala held at the No?l Coward Theatre which was hosted by Olivier Award winner Clive Rowe. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast FOLLIES this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Imelda Staunton FOLLIES to Come to Cinemas Everywhere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

London's National Theatre has announced plans for a live broadcast of its upcoming revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies in cinemas this fall. The broadcast will go live internationally at cinemas on November 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Family Musical ENDANGERED! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This summer, FineHeart Productions, and The Eco Musical LLC present Endangered! The Musical, by Keni Fine and Tony Small, directed and choreographed by Michael Chase Gosselin, beginning performances on July 10 and opening Sunday, July 23 at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45 Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU to Play Out the Week at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Lefra's farces are an annual institution in South Africa, and in 2017, fans can look forward to MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU. The loud-out-loud production, under the direction of Frans Swart, South Africa's king of farce, will run for three performances at the Sand du Plessis Theatre as a part of the Vrystaat Arts Festival. (more...)

Sony Music Renews Exclusive Worldwide Licensing Agreement for Jimi Hendrix Music & Film Catalog
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix L.L.C. have agreed to renew their historic licensing partnershipfirst announced in 2009which covers the ongoing curation and distribution of the Jimi Hendrix catalog and archives, making the artist's music and film materials available to fans around the world across all media formats and platforms. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of the National Theatre's FOLLIES Glimmers in New Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical FOLLIES, which begins at the National Theatre in August, will be broadcast live to cinemas across the US and internationally on Thursday, November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in character below! (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On The Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

VIDEO: Imelda Staunton & More Get Ready for National Theatre's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2017

Classic Stephen Sondheim musical Follies, which opens at the Olivier Theatre this August, will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Leigh Barrett to Lead GYPSY at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

GYPSY has announced its cast and creative team at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. (more...)

Jim Shankman's HEARTLESS BASTARD to Make World Premiere at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Actor, novelist and playwright Jim Shankman, the recipient of the Best Playwriting Award at 2015 FringeNYC for his play The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will, will debut his latest work, Heartless Bastard, at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue). (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Dolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen Campbell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell Glen Campbell, whose many hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy,' 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' passed away Tuesday, August 7th at the age of 81. (more...)

FOLLIES Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether West End epics or bold fringe offerings. From starry Sondheim to political plays and a new Florian Zeller, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews... (more...)

FALL FOR ART: ODC at McEvoy Ranch this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

ODC/Dance presents an elegant and inspired afternoon on the idyllic grounds of McEvoy Ranch. (more...)

Creative Team Revealed for Matthew Weiner's Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Amazon Original Series THE ROMANOFFS, created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men), and co-produced with Weinstein Television, has assembled its creative team for the season. (more...)

Nominate a 'Rising Star' for Theatrical Design Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????USITT is seeking nominations for the 2018 Rising Star Award sponsored by LDI/Live Design. The award honors early-career professional designers in lighting, sound, scenic, or projection for outstanding work in one or more of these fields. (more...)

Public Sales Start Next Monday for UMS's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Monday, August 7 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented as part the 2017-18 University Musical Society (UMS) season. With appearances by internationally renowned orchestras, chamber musicians, dance groups, jazz and global music artists, and theater and dance ensembles, the UMS season spans the complete spectrum of the performing arts. (more...)

I AM ANTIGONE to Make World Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents the world premiere of I Am Antigone, September 8th through September 16th at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue). (more...)

Casting Announced For American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's 2017 Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

REDCAT Announces 15th Fall Season: Vital Artists at a Crucial Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

raises the stakes in 2017 with a bold international program of daring and provocative artists who confront the most vital issues of our time with intelligent, memorable experiences you won't soon forget. Artists from around the world are using our theater and gallery¬Ėand other LA neighborhoods¬Ėto probe urgent issues: Congolese choreographer¬†Faustin Linyekula¬† uses exquisite movement, music and piercing poetry to masterfully capture the essence of hope in the face of the tragedies facing his war-torn home of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Activist-powerhouse¬†Karen Finley's incisive writing and performing gives us a freshly hilarious and alarming perspective on drastic changes in our own country; and Chile's famed playwright/director¬†Guillermo Calder√≥n¬†directs the U.S. premiere of¬†his work questioning the vital role of artists at times of injustice. (more...)

Stephen Joseph Theatre Celebrates 60 Years with Alan Ayckbourn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Stephen Joseph Theatre this year celebrates 60 years of association with one of the greats of world theatre, Alan Ayckbourn. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOLLIES at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. (more...)

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