Wednesday, September 16, 2020

THE EXTINCTION OF FIREFLIES Starring Michael Urie and Tracie Bennett Now in Production

The Extinction of Fireflies, James Andrew Walsh's new comedy starring multi-award winner Michael Urie ('Ugly Betty,' Buyer & Cellar, Torch Song) and Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett (…

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Celebrate Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies on the Stage by Marc J. Franklin

The most recent Broadway revival, starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, and more, opened at the Marquis Theatre September 12, 2011.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Goodspeed’s folksy outdoor concerts continue with David Lutken, who’s played Woody Guthrie and Will Rogers by Christopher Arnott

The Goodspeed is continuing its new outdoor "By the River" concert series with David Lutken of "Will Rogers Follies" and "Woody Sez" fame, Sept. 10-27.

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Janie Dee & Joanna Riding to Headline Outdoor Concert Performance of A Little Night Music in London by Lindsey Sullivan

Two-time Olivier winner Janie Dee and her recent Follies revival co-star Joanna Riding will headline a special outdoor concert performance of A Little Night Music, directed by Alastair Knigh…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Prop Thtr gives up its longtime Avondale home by Kerry Reid

But the company remains true to its focus on new work and egalitarian principles. Prop Thtr will probably never produce Stephen Sondheim's Follies. Yet somehow, …

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A Little on the Elusive Laura Lee by Trav S.D.

I became intrigued with Laura Lee (1910-1981) on account of her fetching appearance in three Joe E. Brown comedies, all made in 1930: Top Speed, Maybe It’s Love, and Going Wild. IMDB to th…

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Thru the End of the Month on Criterion: “Blondie of the Follies” (1932) by Trav S.D.

I was half-fixin’ to do a post on this delightful discovery already, but kindred spirit Farran Nehme‘s endorsement of the film this morning sealed the deal. I caught Blondie of the Folli…

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West End Bob Marley musical now to be directed by Clint Dyer

Originally meant to be directed by Dominic Cooke (Follies, Clybourne Park), the upcoming musical on Bob Marley's life entitled Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Story will now be directed by…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 3 by JK

All this week, we've been celebrating some truly amazing performances from the past ten Broadway seasons. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason.…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 2 by JK

As we said yesterday, over the past ten seasons, we have been witnesses to some truly amazing performances. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reaso…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert Raises $252,575 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by Lindsey Sullivan

On July 10, fans were able to watch Broadway legend Bernadette Peters in a never-before-seen-online concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams- Cole Escola Joins to Talk Bernadette Peters Live!

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and comedian Cole Escola about 'Bernadette Peters Live from Royal Festival Hall' in London. In this concert, Bernadette performs favorite songs …

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Signature Theatre Co-Founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Exits Company by Lindsey Sullivan

Three decades after co-founding Virginia's Signature Theatre, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer will retire from his position and depart the company. Signature Theatre released a statement f…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Audition Song Suggestions for Ragtime – by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Song Suggestions for Ragtime –  by Character Written by Leryn Turlington June 22nd, 2020 ‘Journey on’ to your musical theatre audition ‘of the century’ for the cla…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Danny Burstein Wins Drama League Award; Moulin Rouge!, The Inheritance & More Triumph by Lindsey Sullivan

Six-time Tony nominee and Moulin Rouge! standout Danny Burstein was named the winner of the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award on June 18. Burstein's triumph was announced along…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Revisit the Past Decade of The Red Bucket Follies With Hamilton, Newsies, and More by Marc J. Franklin

In honor of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, look back at the beloved fundraising celebration.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020


Another decade, another plethora of Sondheim shows! While we all wait for a new Sondheim show (PLEASE, STEVE!), there certainly hasn't been a lack of his works to enjoy. Over the past ten ye…

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Hello, Dolly!, Starring Four-Time Olivier Award Winner Imelda Staunton, Postponed in the West End by Lindsey Sullivan

London audiences will have to wait for this parade to pass by. The previously announced production of Hello, Dolly! has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The revival, sta…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Revivals by JK

Last week, we began our series that takes a look back at the theater we enjoyed over the last 10 seasons. One of those posts revealed our 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals (HERE), and today…

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VIDEOS: Freestyle Love Supreme, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More Perform in Waterwell's FLEET WEEK FOLLIES

Waterwell's Fleet Week Follies is an annual festival that brings military and civilian communities together for a day of connection, celebration, and entertainment. Among those who performed…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Drama Desk Awards Honors the Late Harold Prince with Namesake Lifetime Achievement Award by Lindsey Sullivan

The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of theater producer and director Harold Prince with the Drama Desk’s newly established lifetime achievement honor. The …

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Playlist: Cy Coleman — A Broadway Celebration by Mark Robinson

Cy Coleman was always one of Broadway’s most eclectic composers, working with many lyricists and employing musical styles that stretch from jazz to operetta, country to pop. Even with …

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Opera Singer Rosalind Elias, Who Appeared on Broadway in Follies, Dies at 90 by Lindsey Sullivan

Opera singer Rosalind Elias, who made her Broadway debut at age 81 in the 2011 revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Follies, died in New York on May 3, according to Metropolitan …

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Opera Star Rosalind Elias, Who Made Broadway Debut in 2011's Follies, Dies at 90

Elias played Heidi Schiller, singing "One More Kiss" in the Broadway production.

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Rosalind Elias, Opera Star Who Appeared in Follies on Broadway, Dies at 90 by Ryan McPhee

The mezzo-soprano played Heidi in the 2011 revival of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical.

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Metropolitan Opera Performer Rosalind Elias, Who Appeared in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES, Dies at 90

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Rosalind Elias, a longtime performer with the Metropolitan Opera, has died at age 90.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Broadway's Still Here! Spot Stars from Every Musical in This Epic Performance of 'I'm Still Here' by Lindsey Sullivan

Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration was packed with a jaw-dropping lineup of stars: Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Neil Patrick …

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Watch Bernadette Peters' Emotional 'Not a Day Goes By' as You Ready for Sunday's Starry Sondheim Fest by Caitlin Moynihan

Not a day goes by that we don't think about Bernadette Peters singing in her many Sondheim roles. From Follies to Follies to A Little Night Music to Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park wit…

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Gear Up for the Sondheim 90th Birthday Salute with Mandy Patinkin's Brilliant "Buddy's Blues" by Lindsey Sullivan

Don't you adore Mandy Patinkin? We do, and this makes us especially excited for the previously announced Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 26. The …

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