Friday, September 22, 2017

Follies and Acosta Danza: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

Dominic Cooke’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful musical continues its run at the National, while the celebrated choreographer returns to London1 FolliesStephen Sondheim’s flawe…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Top 15 Shows on London Stage This Week: Julian Clary to “Labour of Love” by Mark Beech

The autumn season is shaping up on the London stage.A lot of promising new plays are hitting off-West-End – and one on the West End this week, with “Labour of Love.”Here are some shows…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? by BroadwayWorld

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tra…

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Review: ‘Funny Girl’ at Candlelight Dinner Theatre by Neal Newman

What would you rather see: Fanny Brice singing on a tugboat in New York harbor, or a real live Fanny Brice in the Ziegfeld Follies? Funny Girl, the original 1964 Broadway musical, is a real …

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Watch: The Stage Debut Awards with performances from Follies and Dreamgirls by The Stage

The Stage Debut Awards, recognising outstanding emerging theatre talent, took place for the first time on Sunday September 17, 2017. The full

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: Follies, National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

For the first time, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies is being staged at the National Theatre. Created by Sondheim and bookwriter James Goldman, Follies premiered in 1971 and is…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Top 15 Shows on London Stage This Week: ‘Wings’ to ‘The Ferryman’ by Mark Beech

With a lot of promising new plays to hit the off West End, here are some shows to see over the coming week – starting with the openings, adding some last-chance-to-sees and a few not-to-be…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Heidi Chronicles at Rep Stage (review) by Jayne Blanchard

    Watching Rep Stage’s luminous production of The Heidi Chronicles as a spinster of a certain age, you don’t know whether to belt out “Mirror, Mirror” from Stephen Sondhe…

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Look Back at Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, and Elaine Paige in Follies by Hannah Vine

The 2011 revival opened September 12 at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre.

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Watch Footage From Bernadette Peters-Led Follies, Opening on This Date in 2011 by Andrew Gans

Peters will return to Broadway in January in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!

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Blogs: Musicals must break the mould to be exciting

In the wake of Girl From the North Country and Follies, Matt Trueman looks at why formula musicals just don't work

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Curvy Widow by Lauren Yarger

Nancy Opel. Photo: T. Charles EricksonCurvy WidowMusic and Lyrics by Drew BrodyBook By Bobby GoldmanChoreography by Marcos SantanaDirected by Peter FlynnWest Side TheatreBy Lauren YargerSay …

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Broadway Theater Review: Prince of Broadway by Lauren Yarger

Prince of BroadwayNew songs, Arrangements, Orchestration and Music Supervision by Jason Robert BrownBook by David ThompsonDirection and Choreography by Susan Stroman with direction by Harold…

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Blogs: Theatre needs intervals and not just for toilet breaks

As Follies opens without an interval at the National Theatre, Sarah Crompton explains why we shouldn't let the theatre break die out

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REVIEW: Follies, National Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves Follies National Theatre, 8th September 2017 5 Stars Book Follies Tickets Folly is an interesting concept: it has fascinated the western mind all the way from Erasmus of Rott…

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Follies review – a stupendous Sondheim revival by Kate Kellaway

Olivier, LondonImelda Staunton leads an evening of star turns in this glittering, bittersweet dissection of midlife regret, brilliantly directed by Dominic CookeFollies is like a distinctive…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Follies at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The National Theatre brings Stephen Sondheim’s classic Broadway musical to its stage for the first time, directed by Dominic Cooke. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of the re…

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FOLLIES – National Theatre ★★★★ by Olivia Mitchell

It's been 30 years since a fully staged production of Follies has been seen on a London stage so there's been a huge buzz surrounding the current production at the National Theatre, which bo…

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FOLLIES – National Theatre ★★★★★ by Jonathan Baz

It’s been a while since the National Theatre last revived a great song and dance extravaganza and a Sondheim one at that. But with Dominic Cooke’s production of Follies, the NT’s reput…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Review Roundup: FOLLIES, Starring Imelda Staunton, Updated! by Review Roundups

Follies just opened at the National Theatre, let's see what the critics had to say

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FOLLIES – National Theatre by Johnny Fox

We should never be afraid to attack sacred cows. And when sacred cows are also cash cows, we should never be afraid to kick them in their milky udders

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Follies at the National Theatre – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

After a torrid few months hosting Yael Farber’s Salome and DC Moore’s Common, the Olivier is crying out for a hit. Its autumn offerings start with a bang, with

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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! by Bww Special

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature…

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Mark Shenton’s top 10 Sondheim songs by Mark Shenton

I recently offered my top six Stephen Sondheim shows, but in the wake of the opening this week of Follies at the

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

What Did Critics Have to Say About London Follies Revival With Imelda Staunton? by Adam Hetrick

Janie Dee, Peter Forbes, and Philip Quast co-star in the lavish staging of the Stephen Sondheim–James Goldman musical that opened September 6 at the National Theatre.

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Follies, National Theatre, London, review: It's jaw-droppingly great by Paul Taylor, Paul Taylor

Imelda Staunton is stunning in Dominic Cooke's revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical

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Follies and Dreamgirls stars to perform at The Stage Debut Awards by Georgia Snow

Cast members from the National Theatre’s production of Follies and Dreamgirls in the West End have been announced as the performers for

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Review Round-Ups: Did critics lose their minds over Follies?

The Sondheim musical opened at the National Theatre and runs through to January

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Review Round-up: Follies

Very rarely does a show come along that receives unanimous praise and adulation, after all, appealing to the wide ranging tastes of both audience and critics is a tough ask. The National The…

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Follies, National Theatre review - Imelda Staunton equal first in stunning company by David.nice

Glitter and be sad as Sondheim''s former showgirls gather for a momentous reunionOf Sondheim’s half-dozen masterpieces, Follies is the one which sets the bar impossibly high, bot…

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