Monday, May 22, 2017

Bernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy Center by BroadwayWorld

The Kennedy Center today announces that acclaimed three-time Tony Award-winning actress and star of the Kennedy Center's celebrated 2011 production of Follies, Bernadette Peters, will take p…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Billie Dove: Follies Girl by Trav S.D.

Silent film star Billie Dove (Bertha Bohnny 1903-1997) was born on this day. Born to Swiss immigrant parents in New York City, the stunningly beautiful teenager began her working life as a m…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Titicut Follies by Joel Benjamin

The original film is brazen in its guerilla-style filmmaking, a good deal of which was surreptitiously produced right under the noses of the Institution’s officials.  To anyone who knows …

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Christine Pedi Salutes Lyricist Betty Comden on Centenary of Her Birth by Robert Viagas

Comden wrote lyrics to Peter Pan, On the Town, On the 20th Century, and The Will Rogers Follies.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

A Haunting '60s Film About Mental Illness And Incarceration Becomes A Ballet by Euan Kerr

Frederick Wiseman's controversial 1967 documentary Titicut Follies exposed conditions at Bridgewater State Hospital in Massachusetts. Fifty years later, the filmmaker, now 87, has adapted it…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Six Degrees of Separation’ review by Charles Isherwood

Is it me, or have the follies of rich New Yorkers become less delightfully entertaining than they once were? To wit: Some of the savor has left the champagne in the Broadway revival of “Si…

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James Sewell on "Titicut Follies: The Ballet" a ballet based on Fredrick Wiseman's 1967 Documentary on the Criminally Insane by The Dance Enthusiast

In TDE Asks James Sewell About Titicut Follies: The Ballet, "The piece is in reaction to the state of affairs in 1967 when the movie was made. In some ways, (institutionalization) has chang…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Odds & Ends: Angela Lansbury Tips Hat to Stephen Sondheim, Cynthia Erivo Set for Bee Gees Tribute & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Angela Lansbury to Pay Tribute to Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury will take part in Irish Rep’s gala benefit producti…

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Odds & Ends: Angela Lansbury Tip Hats to Stephen Sondheim, Cynthia Erivo Set for Bee Gees Tribute & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Angela Lansbury to Pay Tribute to Stephen Sondheim Angela Lansbury will take part in Irish Rep’s gala benefit producti…

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Broadway's Oslo, Directed by Bartlett Sher, to Play National Theatre Prior to West End Run by

J.T. Rogers’ Broadway play Oslo and a return engagement of Jane Eyre are docketed for the new season at London’s esteemed National Theatre. The company also announced additi…

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Additional Casting Announced for London Follies; National Will Also Present European Premiere of Oslo by Mark Shenton

The season announcement of plans through November also includes the return of Jane Eyre and more.

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Theatre News: Dates and further casting announced for Follies

Cast joining Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee has been announced

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NEWS: NT announces Queer Theatre, more Follies casting, further season details by Press Releases

The National Theatre has announced programme details for its new season running from April to November 2017. In addition to the two inbound political plays heading for the West End –…

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

VIDEO: On This Day, April 4- The Broadway Babies of FOLLIES Open at the Winter Garden Theater by Stage Tube

On this day in 1971, the original production of the musical theatre classic, Follies, opened on Broadway.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Todd Almond & Matthew Sweet’s New Musical Girlfriend to Make DC Premiere at Signature Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

A series of world premieres and DC-area premieres fill out the new season at Arlington, Virginia’s Signature Theatre. The new musicals Girlfriend from Todd Almond and Matthew Sweet and…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Fifth Annual St. Louis Theater Circle Awards • Skip Viragh Center for the Arts by Andrea

The fifth anniversary of the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards is in the books, and as always, the number of talented individuals and companies in town never cease to amaze.Congratulations to …

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More by BroadwayWorld

Audience-favorite Villain DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's54 Below with an all-star benefit,featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER War of the Roses, Serial Mom, Olivier Aw…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Yale Rep Tackles Sondheim's Dark Musical 'Assassins' by Christopher Arnott

Stephen Sondheim has given us the warm nostalgia of "Follies," the contemporary relationship foibles of "Company," the summer magic of "A Little Night Music" and the passion of "Passion." He…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Elaine Stritch obituary by Mark Lawson

Feisty, quick-witted actor and singer acclaimed as the 'first lady of Broadway'• From Sondheim to 30 Rock: Stritch's career in clips• Stritch interview: 'I'm a do-it-myself kind of broad…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Freedom Fighters Past and Present by Michael Block

By Ed MalinBarbara Kahn’s new play Ghost Light Now & Then is playing at Theater for the New City.  This is a time-fluid story which takes place in the Greenwich Village Theater, o…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Linda Star Janie Dee on Having It All, Getting Ready for London's Follies & More by

Prolific performer Janie Dee on why her role in MTC's Linda is so important to her, getting ready to play Phyllis in London's Follies and why she refuses to be typecast.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Break an egg! A theatre critic reviews Leon’s singing staff by Lyn Gardner

Employees at the West End branch of the restaurant now sing showtunes for customers. Will it lead to empty chairs at empty tables?Charlotte Chalkey and Aaron Rahn have only recently graduate…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

New Jersey’s Stephanie Maehr Wins PLAYBILLder Contest by Olivia Clement

Bridgewater Raritan High School will receive over a thousand free Playbills for its production of The Will Rogers Follies.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Marie Wallace: From the Follies to the Film Colony by Trav S.D.

A few tidbits on Marie Wallace (1895-1961),whom I came across in Marjorie Farnsworth’s Ziegfeld Follies book. She was born in Massachusetts to parents who’d emigrated from Irela…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Christine Pedi Will Salute Lyricist Betty Comden on Centenary of Her Birth by Robert Viagas

Comden wrote lyrics to Peter Pan, On the Town, On the 20th Century, and Will Rogers Follies.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler by Behind The Curtain

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only 2, seeing the original1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender…

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Boris Aronson: Vision and Execution by Rick Pender

In an extraordinary six-year period, Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince brought four landmark musicals to Broadway: Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973) and Pacific Ov…

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Spotlight On...Max Vernon by Michael Block

Name: Max VernonHometown: New York CityEducation: NYU BA for Gender & Sexuality studies (Gallatin), MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (Tisch)Select Credits: The View UpStairs, KPOP (Ars Nov…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Go-Go's Musical Has Got the Beat! Tom Kitt, Spencer Liff & More Participate in Reading for Gwyneth Paltrow-Produced Head Over Heels by Lindsey Sullivan

Our lips aren't sealed on this news! As previously announced, Head Over Heels, a musical featuring the songs of 1980s girl group the Go-Go’s, is in the works; Gwyneth Paltrow is pr…

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ziegfeld Follies of the Air by Sandi Durell

  Theatrical history in broad, entertaining strokes   By Joel Benjamin     Just how charismatic and talented were the many artists who Florenz Ziegfeld chose to populate …

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Spotlight On...Dan Dinero by Michael Block

Name: Dan DineroHometown: Rochester, NYEducation: BA from Yale University, MA and PhD in Performance Studies from NYU/TischFavorite Credits: I’m still really fond of one of the first shows…

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