Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Odds & Ends: Lady Gaga Tapped to Join Joaquin Phoenix in Musical Sequel to Joker by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Lady Gaga in Early Talks for Musical Joker: Folie à Deux Oscar and Grammy winner Lady Gaga is in early talks to star opposite Joaqu…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 08:33PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

T. Oliver Reid to Play Hermes in Hadestown on Broadway by Broadway.com

T. Oliver Reid is going to be showing the way in Hadestown! He will take over the role of Hermes on Broadway beginning on June 14. Tony winner André de Shields played his final performance…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:42AM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

50 YEARS AGO ON BROADWAY by Ron Fassler

During the height of my teenage theatergoing years, which occurred between 1969 and 1973, I was never happier than when I would pore over the New York Times’ ABC’s Directory in order to …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 11:46AM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Rula Lenska Joins Hayley Mills & Paul Nicholas Led THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL UK Tour

Another of the UK’s best-loved actors, Rula Lenska, (ITV’s Rock Follies, Coronation Street, Channel 4’s Celebrity Big Brother) is the latest cast member to be confirmed for the upcomin…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:49AM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Broadway by the Year: From the Ziegfeld Follies to Moulin Rouge! by Sandi Durell

By Melissa Griegel . . . Celebrating its 21st anniversary season of Broadway by the Year®, Scott Siegel put together a great compilation for the Town Hall show on May 23rd. With the revival…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 10:30AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

All-star performances of songs from jukebox musicals and revues in ‘Broadway by the Year: From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge!’ at NYC’s The Town Hall by Deb Miller

For the latest installment of Broadway by the Year – the popular series of one-night-only concerts recounting the musical history of Broadway, created, written, and directed by host Scott …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:42PM

Photos: See Tony Danza, Melissa Errico & More in Broadway By The Year: FROM THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES TO MOULIN ROUGE!

The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: From The Ziegfeld Follies To Moulin Rouge on Monday, May 23 at 8pm. Created, written, directed and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:12PM
Friday, May 20, 2022

WHAT MAKES A CAST ALBUM PERFORMANCE GREAT? by Ron Fassler

Julie Andrews singing “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” at the recording session for “My Fair Lady” (1956).Having listened to a steady stream of Broadway original cast recordings over the…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 01:44PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Natascia Diaz Will Be Sally in San Francisco Playhouse's Follies; Complete Cast Announced by Andrew Gans

The Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will begin performances June 30.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:12PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Natascia Diaz, Ryan Drummond & More to Star in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through Septembe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:00PM
Monday, May 16, 2022

IT’S TONY SEASON by Ron Fassler

Harold Prince, victorious with Tony #20 for “Showboat,” with Gregory Hines (1995).Now that the 2022 Tony Awards nominations have been announced and campaigning is in full swing, as usua…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 08:53AM

Follies (Broadway, Winter Garden Theatre, 1971) | Playbill

SYNOPSIS: The Weismann Follies showgirls reunite before their old theatre is torn down, singing and dancing their old numbers and confronting past ...

SOURCE: Google at 05:54AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Broadway by the Year Will Celebrate Jukebox Musicals in From the Ziegfeld Follies to ... - Playbill

Tony Danza, Tom Wopat, Anais Reno, and more will be part of the evening at New York City's The Town Hall.

SOURCE: Google at 10:03PM

Broadway by the Year Will Celebrate Jukebox Musicals in From the Ziegfeld Follies to Moulin Rouge Concert by Andrew Gans

Tony Danza, Tom Wopat, Anais Reno, and more will be part of the evening at New York City's The Town Hall.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:36AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘POTUS’ Broadway Review: Julie White, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough & All-Star Cast Corral Chaos In New Political Farce by Greg Evans

Like some strange brew blend of VEEP, Noises Off and one of the late Charles Ludlam’s outrageously vulgar (and still sorely missed) Ridiculous Theatrical Company follies, Selina Fillinger…

SOURCE: Deadline at 05:00PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

REVIEW: Funny Girl by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 2, 2022 evening preview performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Starring Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes and Jane Lynch with P…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 01:48AM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ Review: An Underpowered Revival Brings Fanny Brice Back to Broadway by Gordon Cox

“You ever feel like there’s someone watching from the shadows?” asks Beanie Feldstein’s Fanny Brice, as haunting apparitions from the Ziegfeld star’s past waft in and out in a kind…

SOURCE: Variety at 10:00PM

Funny Girl Review. Beanie Feldstein in the Streisand role of Fanny Brice by New York Theater

“Funny Girl,” a revival of which opened tonight on Broadway, is supposed to be a musical about Fanny Brice, the singing comedienne who was a star of the Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway for …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 08:06PM
Friday, April 22, 2022

Chicago Theatre Stalwart Hollis Resnik Dies at 66 by Margaret Hall

Ms. Resnik was known for her performances in Follies, Grey Gardens, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Hollis Resnik Dies: Legend Of Chicago Theater Scene, Film & TV Actress, Was 66 by Tomt

Hollis Resnik, a Chicago theater legend who made her mark in productions of Follies, Les Miserables, Cabaret and Sunset Boulevard, died Sunday night from heart failure. She was 66. Her death…

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:13PM

Alex Young to Lead Into the Woods at Theatre Royal Bath; Full Casting Released by Logan Culwell-Block

The Follies star is currently leading a London revival of Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:54AM
Monday, April 18, 2022

Watch Highlights From London Revival of Stephen Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle by Playbill

The Southwark Playhouse's spring production of Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim's musical Anyone Can Whistle, directed by Georgie Rankcom, officially opened April 5 following previews th…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:42AM

Calhoun's Follies (Intro) | From RODGERS & HART'S BABES IN ARMS by Rodgers & Hammerstein

"Calhoun's Follies (Intro)" From RODGERS & HART'S BABES IN ARMS Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Lorenz Hart Performed by Melissa Rain Anderson and Matthew Ballinger Listen now to the BAB…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:00AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Logo Review: Funny Girl (2022 Revival) by JK

I'm old enough to remember when Microsoft Word Art was new and all the rage. Who knew it was making a comeback in the world of Broadway show art and advertising?  Logo Review: Funny Girl…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Friday, April 1, 2022

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN by Ron Fassler

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of “I Do! I Do!” released in 1966.As young kids, I’m sure most Broadway loving-types have all had the same experience. Long before our vocabularie…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:11AM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Broadway Show Art: GOAT Tournament: Round 1 by JK

Thank you, show art lovers, theater fans and all of you fantastic readers! After more than two years, more than 500 logos, and thousands of your votes, we have reached the end of our search …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:12AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Broadway's PAUL FORD, author of "LORD KNOWS AT LEAST I WAS THERE: Working with Stephen Sondheim" by Framily Travel

In this first episode of "AN HOUR WITH AN EXPERT", Jared Bradshaw interviews his longtime friend, Broadway legend Paul Ford, on his amazing career behind the piano working with Stephen Sondh…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:37AM
Friday, March 11, 2022

THE 1944 TONY AWARDS by Ron Fassler

Vintage Tony Award, prior to its eventual pedestal.Okay, there was never any such thing as a 1944 Tonys. But the awards junkie in me had this thought and decided, for the fun of it, to attem…

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 09:19AM
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Tony and Academy Award-Winning Designer Tony Walton Dies at 87 by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony Walton, the prolific Oscar and Tony Award-winning set and costume designer of Broadway shows, off-Broadway productions, film, television, ballet and opera, has died at the age of 87. Th…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 01:54PM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Kelli O'Hara on the Fun of The Gilded Age, Lessons from The Accidental Wolf, Follies Memories & More by Lindsey Sullivan

Kelli O'Hara has a long list of Broadway credits from her Tony-winning performance in the 2015 revival of The King and I to The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work If You Can Get It, South …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 04:12PM

THE GREAT GUNTON, Part 2 by Ron Fassler

Bob Gunton and Beth Fowler as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd” (1989).“You have to love a character to play him” — Bob Gunton. And yes, that of course includes …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 12:46PM

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