STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/4- FOLLIES



Today in 1971, Follies opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 522 performances. Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the 'Weismann's Follies,' a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here', 'Too Many Mornings', 'Could I Leave You?', and 'Losing My Mind'.
 

VIDEO: Broadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen SondheimBroadway Sings in Times Square to Honor Stephen Sondheim
November 28, 2021

Earlier today, cast members of Broadway shows and some very special guests joined together in Duffy Square's iconic red steps to honor Stephen Sondheim's life. Watch below as organizer Erich Bergen is joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban, Brian Stokes Mitchell and dozens more for a very special performance of 'Sunday' from Sunday in the Park with George. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch as COMPANY Dedicates Performance & Run to SondheimWatch as COMPANY Dedicates Performance & Run to Sondheim
November 27, 2021

Mirroring the revival's first preview just a few weeks back, the night started with a pre-performance speech from director Marianne Elliott where she brought the full cast of Company to the stage. The cast, creative team and crew dedicated both the performance and the run to composer Stephen Sondheim.  (more...)


VIDEO: Go Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in New TICK, TICK...BOOM! FeaturetteGo Behind the 'Sunday Brunch' Scene in TICK, TICK...BOOM!
November 26, 2021

The video explores one of the film's biggest scenes, the 'Sunday Brunch' sequence, which features a number of big Broadway cameos. Check out the new video, which includes a look at Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin Vega, Beth Malone, Chita Rivera, and more! (more...)


VIDEO: Stephen Sondheim Sings 'Move On' At Michael Bennett's MemorialStephen Sondheim Sings 'Move On' At Michael Bennett's Memorial
November 27, 2021

On July 27th 1987 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, the theater community gathered to say goodbye to the great Michael Bennett. At this service, Stephen Sondheim sang a very emotional version of 'Move On' from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (more...)


VIDEO: 'Hard Knock Life' & More Featured in New ANNIE LIVE! TrailerWatch a New ANNIE LIVE! Trailer
November 26, 2021

The new trailer features a first look at the musical's iconic numbers, including 'Hard Knock Life', 'Tomorrow', and 'Easy Street'. Check the new footage of Celina Smith as Annie, Taraji P. Henson as Miss Hannigan, Tituss Burgess as Rooster Hannigan, Nicole Scherzinger as Grace Farrell, and Harry Connick Jr. as Daddy Warbucks now! (more...)


VIDEO: Leading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen SondheimLeading Ladies of Broadway Tribute Stephen Sondheim
November 29, 2021

Today we are flashing back to one of our favorite Sondheim tributes- his 80th Birthday concert, performed with the New York Philharmonic in 2010. Watch performances from David Hyde Piece, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Bernadette Peters, and Elaine Stritch. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Rachel Zegler & Ansel Elgort Sing 'Tonight' from WEST SIDE STORYRachel Zegler & Ansel Elgort Sing 'Tonight' in WEST SIDE STORY
November 30, 2021

A new clip of Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort singing 'Tonight' from West Side Story has been released! Steven Spielberg's new remake of the classic musical also stars Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Mike Faist, Brian D'Arcy James, and more. Watch the new clip now! (more...)


VIDEO: Watch the MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Four Teaser TrailerMARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL Season Four Teaser Trailer
November 30, 2021

Prime Video has released the teaser trailer for season four of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Set to 'Roses Turn' from Gypsy, the teaser features Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein. The series was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and also stars Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen, Kevin Pollak, Caroline Aaron, and Jane Lynch. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM!Watch Star-Studded 'Sunday' Clip from TICK, TICK...BOOM!
November 30, 2021

Netflix has released the complete 'Sunday' sequence from tick, tick...BOOM!, complete with numerous Broadway cameos. Sung by Andrew Garfield, the clip features appearances by Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andrew Dé Shields, Reneé Elise Goldsberry, Daphne Rubin Vega, Phillipa Soo, Chuck Cooper, and more. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch the New 'Celebration Love' WEST SIDE STORY TrailerWatch the New 'Celebration Love' WEST SIDE STORY Trailer
November 26, 2021

A new teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film has been released! The 'Celebration Love' teaser features a new look at Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, Ariana DeBose, Rita Moreno, David Alvarez, and more in the new film. (more...)


VIDEO: Patti LuPone One on One With Stephen SondheimPatti LuPone One on One With Stephen Sondheim
November 28, 2021

In 2020 Patti LuPone (star of the new Broadway revival of 'Company') spoke with musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim for 'CBS Sunday Morning,' to discuss his craft, his favorite character, and his college acting career. With the passing of Sondheim on Friday, November 26 at age 91, CBS Sunday Morning offer their conversation – and her appreciation of Sondheim's artistry. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch the New WEST SIDE STORY 'Celebration' TeaserWatch the New WEST SIDE STORY 'Celebration' Teaser
November 29, 2021

A new teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming West Side Story film has been released! The 'Celebration' teaser features a new look at Rachel Zegler, Ansel Elgort, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose, and more in Steven Spielberg's new film adaption of the iconic musical. (more...)


VIDEO: Watch Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden Preview Their New Album, TOGETHER AT A DISTANCEWatch Sierra Boggess & Julian Ovenden Preview Their New Album, TOGETHER AT A DISTANCE
November 28, 2021

Beloved stage stars Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden were together (up close) last week to celebrate the release of their new album, Together At A Distance, featuring classic and contemporary Broadway duets. (more...)


VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Music for ENCANTOLin-Manuel Miranda Talks Writing Music for ENCANTO
November 25, 2021

Fresh off of the release of his directorial debut in tick, tick...BOOM!, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new film Encanto is out now! BroadwayWorld caught up with Miranda to discuss creating music for film instead of Broadway, his experiences writing Moana backstage at Hamilton, and more! (more...)


VIDEO: On the Red Carpet for the NYC Premiere of Steven Spielberg's WEST SIDE STORYOn the Red Carpet for the NYC Premiere of WEST SIDE STORY
December 01, 2021

'West Side Story,' directed by Steven Spielberg, had its world premiere in New York City on Monday night! BroadwayWorld was there and we're taking you to the red carpet! (more...)