Monday, January 8, 2018

Mark Shenton’s week: Goodbye to Follies, hello to Michelle Terry by Mark Shenton

Follies, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s glorious tribute to a vanquished era of variety spectaculars, is set during a final reunion for

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

FOLLIES – National Theatre by Simon Parris

The massive space of the Olivier Theatre houses a staging rich in period detail. Even the air itself seems to have a tinge of sepia tone.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Get snappy: Tristram Kenton's stage photos of 2017 – in pictures by Tristram Kenton

From Follies at the National to Ink at the Almeida and Marnie at the Coliseum, revisit some of the year’s theatre, dance and opera productions as photographed by the Guardian’s Tristram …

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Claire Dodd: Arch Starlet of the Thirties by Trav S.D.

Born December 29, Claire Dodd (Dorothy Dodd, 1908-1973). Born in Iowa, raised in Arkansas, it was often given out that she’d gotten her start in the Ziegfeld Follies, although there is…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

This House by Jess Gow

Several years ago I was working as Deputy Stage Manager in a theatre where I cued the performance from a position within the auditorium. I was basically sat within the audience, which gave m…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

National Theatre Responds to Security Violation After 2 Men Spent the Night Backstage (and Put it on Youtube) by Olivia Clement

Social media personality Ally Law and his friend danced on the set of Follies, tried on costumes, and slept in a curtain.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Carols, Pantos, Christmas and More by Mark Beech

At this time of year, there is plenty to do in London apart from sampling performing arts of course- there’s London’s Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, shopping, skating rinks and more.Sti…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Original Production of FOLLIES Will Reunite at BroadwayCon 2018 by BroadwayWorld

The original production of Follies will reunite at BroadwayCon 2018, ahead of the original Broadway production's 47th anniversary. Moderated by Jennifer Ashley Tepper The Untold Stories of B…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

‘Theatre design of the highest order’: FOLLIES – National Theatre by Victoria Sadler

I know I’m late to the party with Follies but what can I do? Such was the demand for tickets that I only finally saw it a few days ago. But, my god, was it worth the wait, or what.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Adam Ant to Pantos Galore by Mark Beech

Pantomimes and Christmas shows galore are opening on the London stage this week. For seasonal ballet, there’s “The Nutcracker” at both the Coliseum and Royal Opera House. Adam Ant, the…

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Theatre News: Joan Iyiola cast in RSC's Duchess of Malfi

Full casting has been announced for John Webster's play and The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (Or the Beau Defeated)

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Follies star Peter Forbes: ‘We all need to call out inappropriate behaviour’ by Giverny Masso

Follies star Peter Forbes has urged people working in theatre who witness inappropriate behaviour to “call it out”. The actor was speaking

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Signature brightens the season with Holiday Follies (review) by Debbie Minter Jackson

Young new performers who you may not have heard about are finally getting their time in the ARK spotlight at Signature Theatre.  Katie Mariko Mariko Murray, Ines Nassara and David Rowen hav…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: ‘Holiday Follies’ at Signature Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

It’s that time of year again. Signature Theatre opened their annual Holiday Follies this week. The seasonal cabaret is packed with a set of over twenty songs including Christmas classics, …

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Marilyn Manson, Simon Rattle, Mother Courage by Mark Beech

Marilyn Manson, Simon Rattle, Mother Courage. They may seem strange bedfellows but they are all at the heart of London’s best performing arts this week.We are almost ready for Pantos too, …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Jayne Houdyshell to Star in World Premiere Play Relevance Off-Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell will star in the world premiere production of Relevance, a play written by JC Lee. The previously announced mounting will be directed by Tony nominee Liesl …

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Holiday Follies Cabaret

Thru Sat, December 16 @ Signature Theatre, presented by Signature Theatre -- Come out of the cold, grab a hot toddy from Ali’s Bar and slip in for a fun evening of favorite seasonal tu…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Gorillaz, “Sylvia” and More by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Orbital to Gorillaz. There are new ballet productions such as “Sylvia” and a new musical, “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.” Plus quite a …

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Mark Shenton: There’s no need to mourn the demise of the theatrical interval by Mark Shenton

Before the first preview of Follies at the National Theatre back in August, one of the show’s performers, Philip Quast, texted me

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017

Mark Shenton’s week: A critic’s joy at putting down the pen and returning to the audience by Mark Shenton

I recently wrote of returning to see Follies at the National Theatre twice, two nights apart, and last week I saw Everybody’s

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

This Week on Broadway for November 26, 2017: Harry Clarke at The Vineyard Theatre by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Harry Clarke at The Vineyard Theatre, Encompass New Opera Theatre’s Gala Honoring Christine Ebersole, Pri…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Fleet Foxes, “Aida,” “Albion”, Cara Dillon by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Fleet Foxes to “Aida”; new shows such as “The Secret Theatre” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening and one-time shows; thos…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Brantley in Britain: Showgirls, a Monster and a Drag Queen: Singing Songs of Self by Ben Brantley

New musicals on London’s stages include a merciless and compassionate “Follies,” a revitalized “Young Frankenstein” and a timely saga of an aspiring drag queen.

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Mark Shenton: Stage fright is a gut-rotting terror even for the greatest actors by Mark Shenton

There’s a deeply uncomfortable moment towards the end of the National Theatre’s production of Follies when Philip Quast, playing Benjamin Stone, sings:

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Follies (National Theatre Broadcast) by Wendy Caster

You just never know how something is going to hit you. Last night I saw the National Theatre Broadcast of Follies with five friends. Among us, we have easily seen 80 live performances o…

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The Review Files, Sondheim Edition by Rob Weinert-Kendt

From The Sondheim Review, December 2011Bittersweet HomecomingBy Rob Weinert-KendtThe perfect Follies, it should be admitted by even its most fervent acolytes, does not exist, and may in fact…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Mark Shenton’s week: Repeating Follies at the National and repeated failings at the Old Vic by Mark Shenton

I’ve often admitted to my passion for revisiting shows again and again, and far from a law of diminishing returns, I find

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Friday, November 17, 2017

How How NT Live Delivered a Follies Unlike Any Other We’ve Seen Before by Adam Hetrick

Restored scenes from the 1971 original, a dazzlingly abstract set, and a dramatic new concept for the ghosts make for a powerful cinematic debut.

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How NT Live Delivered a Follies Unlike Any Other We’ve Seen Before by Adam Hetrick

Restored scenes from the 1971 original, a dazzlingly abstract set, and a dramatic new concept for the ghosts make for a powerful cinematic debut.

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