Monday, August 29, 2016

The Tony Awards: 1970 to 1974 by Wendy Caster

Some friends and I are working our way through past Tony Award shows, and it's been a surprising journey in many ways. This past week, we watched 1970 through 1974. The Tony gestalt has chan…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

BWW Exclusive: Lose Your Mind Over a FOLLIES Track from Barbra Streisand's New ENCORE Album! by BroadwayWorld TV

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first listen to a track from the Target deluxe album- 'Losing My Mind' from FOLLIES. Listen to the full song below

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Bradley Dean and Adam Heller to Couple Up in FOLLIES at The Rep by BroadwayWorld

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time will launch The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book b…

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Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Nancy Opel Set for Follies by Adam Hetrick

A new production of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will be staged at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis with a host of Broadway stars in tow.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Spotlight On...Miles Mandewelle by Michael Block

Name: Miles MandwelleHometown: Glens Falls, NYEducation: A little here, a little there.Favorite Credits: Mozart in Amadeus, for sure.Why theater?: There is no more immediate way to connectTe…

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Man Who Made Gay Porn Chic: 'My Actors Were Not Just F*****g' by Jesse Steinbach

Michael MustoMoviesTheater & DanceNightlifenew york cityNew YorkMichael MustoWay back in 1971, Wakefield Poole’s gay porn film Boys in the Sand did more than arouse people. It became a…

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Spotlight On...Jesse Manocherian by Michael Block

Name: Jesse ManocherianHometown: Mamaroneck, NYEducation: Northwestern University’s Theatre Department and Music Theatre ProgramSelect Credits: Leo Frank in Parade in Chicago, New York, an…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Broadway Theater Legend Jimmy Nederlander Sr. is Dead at 94 by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway is in mourning today. Theatrical titan James M. Nederlander, chairman of the Nederlander Organization, died last night in New York, the New York Post reports. He was 94. Known as &l…

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Takarazuka in ‘Chicago’ by Sandi Durell

       by Jerry Beal   At intermission of this splendid production, I got to speak with an 87-year-old Japanese woman who first encountered Takarazuka as a little girl i…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to Close on Broadway on December 31, 2016 by Shelby Behrman

Fiddler on the Roof, the award-winning revival of the beloved musical about the Russian-Jewish milkman Tevye and his five daughters, will close at the Broadway theater on December 31, 2016. …

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

John McMartin, Follies’ Original Benjamin Stone, Dead at 86 by Rick Pender

  John McMartin, an actor with a flair for patrician roles, died on July 6, 2016. According to the New York Times, the cause was cancer. He was 86. McMartin, whose stage career began in…

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Broadway Dims Lights Tonight in Memory of Actor John McMartin by Robert Viagas

The star of Follies and Sweet Charity died July 6.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Broadway artists to star at the Rep by Judith Newmark St. Louis Post-Dispatch

'Follies' opens the 2016-2017 season

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Broadway Theaters Will Dim Their Lights to Honor the Late John McMartin by Ryan McPhee

Broadway theaters will their lights in honor of John McMartin, the Tony-nominated actor and original Follies star who died at the age of 86 earlier this month. Marquees will go dark on July …

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Broadway Will Dim Its Lights in Memory of John McMartin by Robert Viagas

The star of Follies and Sweet Charity died July 6.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Obituary: John McMartin / Versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated Broadway actor by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

John McMartin, the versatile, gentlemanly Tony Award-nominated actor who starred on Broadway in such shows as “Follies” and “Sweet Charity,” has died, according to his manager. McMar…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Must-Watch John McMartin FOLLIES Tribute

It's been a depressing week overall, and I think we're going on a 'regular news' blackout for the weekend here. Amongst this week's sad theatre news was was word that, aw…

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Video Flash: Flashback Friday: Remembering John McMartin's "Road You Didn't Take" From Follies

Celebrate the life of this veteran actor with his signature tune.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

John McMartin Dies: Broadway Veteran Of ‘Follies’ & ‘Sweet Charity’ Fame Was 86 by Patrick Hipes

John McMartin, the longtime Broadway staple and film and TV charactor actor who was part of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies and starred in Sweet Charity on both the sta…

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Five-Time Tony Nominee John McMartin, Star of Follies, Sweet Charity & More, Dies at 86 by Broadway.com

John McMartin, Tony Award-nominated actor of stage and screen, has died at the age of 86 following a battle with cancer. A death notice for the performer appeared in the New York Times on Ju…

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Follies Star John McMartin Dead at 86 by Robert Viagas

He was also the original Oscar in Sweet Charity.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Emily Skinner Among Broadway Stars Set for St. Louis Follies by Robert Viagas

She'll play Phyllis with Christiane Noll as Sally.

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Emily Skinner, Christiane Noll & More Will Star in Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' FOLLIES by BroadwayWorld

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis The Rep will kick off its 50th anniversary season with an all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Follies. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, thi…

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Two Museums Put On Good Stage Shows by Broadway & Me

Spring's incessant flow of show openings slows to a trickle in the summer so theater junkies like me have to look elsewhere for our fixes. I recently found some solace in theater-related exh…

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Stars of Vaudeville #994: Bernard “Bunny” Granville by Trav S.D.

Today is the birthday of Bernard “Bunny” Granville (1886-1936). Granville was a comedian in vaudeville; he played the Palace in the very first year of its existence, and again, a…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

This Month in Theatre History (July 2016) by American Theatre Editors

From the last Ziegfeld Follies to At the Foot of the Mountain's rise to national prominence, July had many theatrical events of note.

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Interview: Kyle Riabko on ‘Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined’ and Why Burt Is Like a Punk Rocker by Jose Solis

In Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined, Kyle Riabko takes the catalogue of one of the world’s most beloved composers, and turns it into something that’s both new and classic. His stripped…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Much Ado About Nothing review – shades of The Prisoner in surreal comedy by Alfred Hickling

Theatr Clwyd, Mold With a chequerboard lawn, Italianate follies and an audience on garden chairs, Shakespeare’s play is given a Portmeirion-style designTamara Harvey has stated that she wa…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Deluxe Edition of Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Includes Solos From FOLLIES, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BALLROOM, TOO MANY GIRLS by Michael Dale

Fans who purchase Barbra Streisand's newest album, 'Encore Movie Partners Sing Broadway' from Target, will receive a Deluxe Edition including four additional tracks.

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Spotlight On...Ran Levy by Michael Block

Name: Ran LevyHometown: Grew up both in San Diego and Israel. By the time I was twenty I had moved so often that it’s hard to think about a place I can truly call my “hometown”.Educati…

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