Friday, October 4, 2019

WATCH: A Look Inside at The McKittrick Hotel’s Bartschland Follies by Roberto Araujo

Drag artist Joey Arias and nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch take us inside The McKittrick Hotel for an exclusive performance.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Janie Dee & More Cast in Menier Chocolate Factory's Revival of The Boy Friend by Andy Lefkowitz

London's Menier Chocolate Factory has announced initial casting for its upcoming production of Sandy Wilson's delightful 1953 tuner The Boy Friend. Matthew White will direct the previously a…

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Throwback: Watch Stephanie J. Block in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES in 1994

We're throwing it back, Block-style! The Twitter account 'Stephanie J. Block Doing Things' has posted a throwback video of Block as Ziegfeld's Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies in 1994 in …

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Photo Flash: John Weidman Visits Signature Theatre's ASSASSINS

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi,…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Broadway's Music Man Revival Adds Four More Tony Winners to the Cast by Andy Lefkowitz

A foursome of Tony-winning stars have joined the upcoming main-stem production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Jefferson Mays will play Mayor Shinn, with Jayne Houdyshell as Eulalie Ma…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Burning Question of Broadway - The Masters by JK

A couple weeks ago, The Friday 5 revealed some of Broadway's most burning musical questions. They came from a variety of shows by a variety of writers. So we got to thinking... did the Musi…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Remembering Pacific Overtures by Mark Robinson

Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, particularly when he was paired with director Harold Prince, moved and shaped musical through bold experiments that challenged audiences while unearthi…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

#TBT: 2013's HBO Documentary Six By Sondheim by JK

This week's #TBT is likely a true throwback to most of you, as it should be for real theater fans. Sadly, it is all new to me. Somehow, the Peabody Award-winning HBO Documentary: Six by Son…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CD REVIEW: The Will Rogers Follies by JK

I recently revisited this blast from the past, and loved it so much I couldn't wait for another Throwback Thursday. So, I guess this is a Throwback Tuesday... Anyway, back in 1991, while eve…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Costumes From Follies, War Horse, and Antony and Cleopatra to Be Part of National Theatre Exhibit by Adam Hetrick

Opening this fall, Costume at the National Theatre will explore the art and construction of theatrical costumes.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Follies and War Horse costumes to go on display in National Theatre exhibition by Georgia Snow

Costumes from shows including Follies and War Horse are to be displayed as part of a new exhibition at the National Theatre.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Hal Prince, Broadway legend and 21-time Tony winner, dies aged 91 by Associated Press

Prince oversaw such landmark musicals as Cabaret, Company, Follies, Sweeney Todd, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera Harold Prince, a Broadway director and producer who pushed the boundaries…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tom Hiddleston on coming to Broadway with an act of Betrayal by Jessica Derschowitz

Marvel’s resident god of chaos is about to sow discord on a very different stage. Before he steps back into the role of Loki for the character’s eponymous Disney+ series, Tom Hiddleston …

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Prince of Broadway! An Illustrated Memorial to Prolific Producer & Director Harold Prince by Lindsey Sullivan

Prolific Broadway producer and director Harold Prince died on July 31 in Reykjavik, Iceland at the age of 91. Evita, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies, Com…

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Remembering Harold Prince by JK

Are there really words adequate enough to express the loss we all share with the theater community upon the passing of Harold Prince? He was an influencer before it was even a term. "Genius"…

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Broadway Giant Hal Prince, 91 by Artsjournal

Over his long career in the theater, Prince received 21 Tony Awards, including three special Tonys, marking the most Tonys received by any individual. The celebrated director and producer wa…

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Broadway giant Hal Prince dead at 91 by Mark Kennedy

As a producer, he helped created Damn Yankees, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof. He became a director and helped shape Cabaret, Company…

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

300 Shows: Favorite Original Musicals (Part 2) by JK

As I said last week, one of the greatest pleasures in life for a theater fan is sitting down in a Broadway house excited to see a brand new musical. I've seen hundreds in the past 36 or so y…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Full cast announced for Mary Poppins by Eleni Cashell

We’ve got some Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious news to share this morning, as the full Mary Poppins cast has been announced.The full adult cast is: Amy Griffiths (The Twilight Zone) as…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

VIDEO: Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, and More Sing on Latest Episode of POSE

On last night's episode of Pose, Patti LuPone was featured as a guest star. The Broadway legend was seen singing 'I'm Still Here' from Follies in the musical episode titled, 'Love's in Need …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Signature Theatre Announces ‘Assassins’ Cast and Creative Team by News Desk

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic …

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Moulin Rouge! Standout Danny Burstein, Beetlejuice's Kerry Butler & More to Appear on This Week's #LiveAtFive by Caitlin Moynihan's #LiveAtFive is a daily news show on Facebook Live, in which our editors discuss the newest buzz on Broadway, chat with stage stars about their current projects, and take quest…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, London – review round-up by Fergus Morgan

There have been some huge hits in the Olivier Theatre during Rufus Norris’ NT regime – Small Island, Follies, Hadestown and Amadeus

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Facetime Interview: Rita Rudner: "Two's A Crowd" at 59E59 Theaters by Adam Rothenberg

Live from New York City, I interview "Lady Ha-Ha" herself, comedian Rita Rudner, about her new ORIGINAL Off-Broadway Musical Comedy Two's A Crowd. From taking risks to room service, Rita &am…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

300 Shows: Greatest Performances By an Actress and Best Replacements by JK

As I said last week when discussing the greatest performances by an actor (HERE), when you are fortunate enough to have seen 300 different Broadway productions, you are even more fortunate t…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Photo Flash: Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Stops By The McKittrick Hotel

A surprise guest at the weekly x rated 'Bartschland Follies' at the McKittrick Hotel in NYC over the weekend was none other than Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who showed up to have a fun, wild ni…

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West End musician Mike Davis: ‘In a theatre pit, virtually every player is a soloist’ by David Benedict

Multi-instrumentalist Mike Davis has played for shows from Follies and Gypsy to Grease and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. He tells David Benedict

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Jim Walton Takes on Seven Questions About Come From Away, Merrily We Roll Along and the Most Joyful Stage Experience He's Had So Far

Jim Walton talks about his Come From Away anxiety, why meeting fans is his favorite part of the job, and his cherished memories of Sondheim's Merrily and Follies.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019


Yes, five: the UK tour of Lincoln Center’s revival of The King and I in Manchester, Fiddler on the Roof, the last night of the National Theatre revival of Follies, and The Play That Goes W…

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look At Laura Michelle Kelly and More in CABARET at CRT

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the second and final show of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

300 Shows: Awesome Design by JK

After some 36 years of seeing Broadway shows, I have to admit it takes a lot to impress me. But I can guarantee that if everyone on the creative team is on the same page, and everything abou…

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