Friday, May 29, 2015

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 29 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez

1951 Performer Fanny Brice dies today in Hollywood at age 60. She started in showbiz by winning a series of amateur nights at vaudeville theatres in Brooklyn, then graduated to Burlesque as …

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sondheim Unplugged Plans Mashup Concert of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies by Robert Viagas

"Anyone Can Whistle Follies," a mashup concert consisting of songs from Stephen Sondheim musicals Anyone Can Whistle and Follies, is planned for June 28 at the 54 Below cabaret in …

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Special Offer – Discount Tickets For Upcoming Concerts at 54 Below by Tralend

Purchase Tickets For The Shows 54 Sings AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ Tony Battles: THE LION KING vs RAGTIME Edition THE TOXIC AVENGER In Concert ANYONE CAN WHISTLE/FOLLIES A Special Edition…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

The Many Reasons I Love “Follies”

Every Friday look for a column written by The Broadway Critic Blog’s newest columnist, Mr. Tyler Martins (@mrtylermartins). His passionate love for Sondheim will probably dominate the …

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A Reflection on the 1st Preview of “Follies”

Disclaimer: Tyler Martins saw FOLLIES on the first preview. No press tickets were given; He purchased his own ticket. FOLLIES opens on September 12th, 2011.  The essence of FOLLIES is captu…

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Mordden and The Real Dimitri Weismann by Peter Filichia

All right, one of your holiday presents was a gift certificate for a bookstore, be it on-line or on the street. Now what’s the first book you should buy with it? No question about it…

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Theater Review: Reviving an Old Farewell, in Follies

Live and in person, Sally Durant!

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Follies starring Bernadette Peters opens on Broadway – Review/Twittter Roundup

Follies, Stephen Sondheim’s complex, difficult and ultimately brilliant musical, opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre last night.  The musical revival stars Bernadette Peters, Ja…

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Broadway 2011 Fall Roundup

16 new shows have been announced for Broadway this Fall.  Which ones will thrive and which ones will bomb? Which ones do you want to see? Here’s a quick roundup of what they are and w…

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Broadway Grosses for week ending 9-25-2011 Numbers rise as Follies takes hold

The Broadway Grosses for the week ending 9-25-2011 are in and the Fall season is rising.  Strong showings from newcomers The Mountaintop and Relatively Speaking plus a big jump of $250K+ fr…

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Broadway Grosses for Week Ending 10-9-2011 Continue to Rise

The Broadway grosses for the week ending 10-9-2011 continue to rise as the fall season kicks in to gear. While attendance saw a slight decrease, the average paid admission and revenue per se…

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Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway Opens to Smashing Reviews!

Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway for a limited 10 week engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre on 44th Street.  Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway is directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award…

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Want Legal Advice? Just Ask the Actors by KARIN LIPSON

There’s much to ensure the legal accuracy of the drama “Night of January 16th” at Hofstra University: several performers are real-life lawyers.

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Through Sun, June 30 @ Signature Theatre, presented by Signature Theatre -- Fresh from directing the critically-acclaimed production of Sondheim's Follies on Broadway, Eric Schaeffer brings …

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Interview: Liz Callaway on Judy Garland and How She Was Born to Do Sondheim Shows by Jose Solis

Ever since making her debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Liz Callaway has made a name for herself as one of Broadway’s very best. From Evita to Cats, she has starred in s…

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Flashback Friday: 15 Years Ago: A Class Act by JK

This week, I'll continue my look back at the Best Musical Tony nominees from 15 seasons ago.  Just as with  The Full Monty last week, this week's show was full of established …

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sinatra at the Stage Door Canteen by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Curator Of Exhibitions, New York Public Library For The Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

  Stage Door Canteen, NY. Photograph by Florence Vandamm. Image ID: ps_the_4036 We have received many questions recently about this, the secondary key image for the exhibition. In t…

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Bernadette Peters Will Bring Evening of Song to California, Massachusetts, Florida, New York and Mor by Andrew Gans

Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, most recently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Follies, has announced a list of concert dates through May 2016.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor Will Lead Remounted BEACHES at Chicago's Drury Lane This Summer by BroadwayWorld

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages have announced the cast for the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the…

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Doctor Zhivago Star Tom Hewitt & More Set for Josh Young-Led Amazing Grace on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

As the saying goes, one door closes, another opens... Tom Hewitt, who starred in the recent short-lived production of Doctor Zhivago, has been tapped for the role of Captain Newton in Amazi…

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Merrily We Roll Along by Wendy Caster

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is presenting an excellent production of Merrily We Roll Along, and you've got two more weekends to catch it. With a top ticket price of $18, it's q…

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

TheatreScene Thursday: Lifetime Achievers by JK

We are at the point in the awards season where all of the nominations have been announced and the predictions and Monday morning quarterbacking are in full swing.  But some of the nices…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NJ Symphony Orchestra to Present ‘Broadway Spectacular’ Pops Program by Stagebuddy News

NEWARK, NJ (April 22, 2015)—The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra celebrates the Great White Way with “Broadway Spectacular” NJSO POPS concerts May 30–31 in Newark and New Brunswick, res…

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Spotlight On...Heather E. Cunningham by Michael Block

Name: Heather E. CunninghamHometown: Brooklyn, baby!Education: BFA, Theater Performance, Denison University, Granville, OH.Select Credits:  The Runner Stumbles (Bleecker Company), …

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TROUPER TUESDAY: The Youth of The Visit by JK

Not since Follies has there been such a ghostly, ethereal presence so integral to the plot and staging as there is when Young Anton and Young Claire take the stage in The Visit.  And th…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Playbill Vault’s Today In Theatre History: May 3 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Ernio Hernandez

1919 Birthday of Betty Comden, Broadway lyricist and librettist, mainly in collaboration with Adolph Green. Her works include On the Town, Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, On the Twentieth Century…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Betty Buckley Sings “I’m Still Here” in Follies Concert

On April 28, Betty Buckley took part in a concert presentation of Follies, the classic musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman. Craig Revel Horwood directed the performance at London&#…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Watch Betty Buckley’s Glorious Rendition of Stephen Sondheim’s “I’m Still Here” from London Follies by Andrew Gans

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley recently took part in a starry concert presentation of the classic Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical Follies in London.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review: ‘Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic’ Explores the Murky Death of the Actress Olive Thomas by Laura Collins-Hughes

The death by poison of the “Ziegfeld Follies” beauty in Paris in 1920 is the subject of an immersive theater piece at the Liberty Theater.

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Betty Buckley Shares Candid Photos From Royal Albert Hall FOLLIES by Pat Cerasaro

Get a backstage look at the new star-studded UK FOLLIES

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REVIEW: Follies In Concert, Royal Albert Hall ✭✭✭ by Stephen Collins

By Stephen Collins In the case of Betty Buckley as Carlotta, the casting was inspired. Her powerful and joyful rendition of I'm Still Here stopped the show. But it was Anita Dobson’s self-…

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