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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Kelli O'Hara & Ken Watanabe to Reprise King & I Performances in London by Andy Lefkowitz

Something wonderful, indeed! Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe will make their West End debuts in a transfer of Bartlett Sher's Tony-winning 2015 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's…

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NEWS: The Ferryman, Follies & Ink dominate 2017 Standard Awards shortlists by Press Releases

Jez Butterworth's The Ferryman, James Graham's Ink and the National's revival of Sondheim's Follies dominate the shortlists for the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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Evening Standard Awards shortlists: The National's Follies leads the way

The National's revival of Sondheim's FOLLIES gets three big nods in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlists, announced today. And seven shows, including two from the Menier Ch…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Odds & Ends: Dear Evan Hansen to Release Vinyl with Never-Before-Heard Track & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Dear Evan Hansen to Release Special Edition Vinyl with Never-Before-Heard Track The 2017 Tony-winning Best Musical Dear Eva…

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London Follies Revival, Starring Imelda Staunton, Broadcast Live in Theatres November 16 by Adam Hetrick

The lavish staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s legendary Broadway musical boasts a cast of 37 and a 21-piece orchestra.

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Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Blondie to “Network” Revival by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from Blondie to jazz and “Lucia di Lammermoor” opera; new shows such as “Network” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening and one-t…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

London's National Makes Eye-Popping Fanfare of the Prince-Sondheim-Goldman "Follies" by David Finkle

In 1960 director-producer Harold Prince, always struck by the visual (perhaps more than the auditory?), spotted a Life magazine

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Go Behind the Scenes of The National Theatre’s Follies by Hannah Vine

A backstage look at the London production, set to screen in movie theatres internationally beginning November 16.

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Photos: In pictures: Behind the scenes at Follies

New images have been released offering a peek at the backstage magic happening on the Olivier stage for Follies

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Photo Flash: Behind The Scenes Images Released To Mark Live Cinema Broadcast Of National Theatre Production Of FOLLIES by BroadwayWorld

A collection of stunning images taken backstage at the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical Follies have been released ahead of the li…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: ‘Follies’ at the National Theatre in London by Richard Seff

I was most anxious to see Follies in its current production at the National Theatre in London. Somehow news of it had escaped me, but Imelda Staunton is a great favorite of mine, and sheR…

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Photo Flash: Lora Lee Gayer, Jason Gotay and More Duet in BROADWAY CLOSE UP: TWO'S COMPANY at Merkin Concert Hall by BroadwayWorld

On November 13th, Kaufman Music Center presented Broadway Close Up Two's Company - Broadway's Greatest Duets hosted by Sean Hartley and featuring Farag Alvin Nine, Lora Lee Gayer Follies, Ja…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Follies’ Sarah-Marie Maxwell by Helen McWilliams

'Follies has been an incredible experience so far. At 24 having the opportunity to work with such fantastic people and in The National Theatre of all places is so overwhelming. I honestly pi…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen & More to Lead West End's Strictly Ballroom The Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018. As previously announced…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Top Shows on London Stage This Week: Van Morrison to “Coriolanus” by Mark Beech

The London stage this week has music from jazz to Van Morrison and “Lucia di Lammermoor” opera; new shows such as “The Retreat” and many classics.Our format is to list newly opening …

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Mark Shenton: Where are the Cabarets and Follies of today? by Mark Shenton

In the course of four days recently I saw two productions of Kander and Ebb’s 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret – first the

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Holiday Follies Cabaret

Tue, December 5 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 favo…

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Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Kiss Me, Kate on Broadway in 2019 by Lindsey Sullivan

It's another op'nin', another show for Kelli O'Hara! The Tony winner will star in the Roundabout revival production of Kiss Me, Kate in February 2019 at a venue to be announc…

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Danny Burstein & Victoria Clark Join Maggie Gyllenhaal & More in Damn Yankees Concert by Andy Lefkowitz

They've got heart! Beloved theater stars Danny Burstein and Victoria Clark have joined the all-star lineup for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Damn Yankees concert. Burste…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

What’s made Victoria’s #TopTen shows for November 2017? by Victoria Sadler

Can you believe it? The list of my ‘shows to see’ is so packed with fantastic openings that there is no space for the two biggest shows out there – Follies and Network, both at the Nat…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top 17 Shows on London Stage This Week: Mother Courage to Psychic TV by Mark Beech

The London stage offers plenty to intrigue and entertain this week. Visitors and residents of the British capital can try challenging openings such as the new play “Heather” and classic …

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My first Follies… in fact, my first Sondheim by Tom Bolton

Of course, Follies is much more than a spectacle. It is simultaneously a nostalgic tribute to the showgirl era and, a show written to consign it to history.

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Imelda Staunton and More Set for FOLLIES Talks at the National Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Join the cast of Follies as they discuss appearing in the sold-out National Theatre production, directed by Dominic Cooke.

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Color Blind Casting, Alka Seltzer, & NO PAY, NUDITY by Behind The Curtain

This Week Rob and Kevin discuss color blind casting in musical theatre and what can musical theatre programs across the country to do to help lead the cause, our guests send us swag, celebra…

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Olivier Winner Leigh Zimmerman Returns to Chicago on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Leigh Zimmerman will take the stand as Broadway's Velma Kelly in Chicago beginning on October 30. The Olivier winner and original cast member is replacing Amra-Faye Wright in the ro…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Follies’ by MAD Productions by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

Stepping into the Barney & Bea Recreation Center at Goddard Space Flight Center on Friday, October 27, 2017, was like stepping into an old-time dance hall. I was here to see Stephen Sond…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Album Review: Janie Dee at the BBC by Ian Foster

30 years or so into a career that has seen her win two Olivier awards (so far - I'd watch out for her to be at least nominated for Follies, if not more), it seems remarkable that Janie Dee a…

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Top 16 Shows on London Stage This Week: Little Dragon to “Coriolanus” by Mark Beech

More mid-season openings are on this week’s list of the best London stage shows. “The Lady From the Sea” relocates Ibsen’s Norway to the Caribbean at Donmar Warehouse while “Coriol…

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