Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Lillian Walker: A Woman Named “Dimples” by Trav S.D.

Some brief tribute today to silent movie star Lillian Walker (Lillian Wolke, 1887-1975). Brooklyn native Walker was an artists’ model and chorus girl in the Follies of 1910 when Stuart Bla…

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Celebrate 50 Years of Follies on Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Broadway might still be shut down, but Elaine Paige on Sunday isn't! Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show. On this we…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Ghosts of Theater Past: ‘Follies’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Matthew Wexler

This April marks the 50th anniversary of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's "Follies." Here's a look at some of our favorite moments from the musical. The post The Ghosts of Theater Past: …

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

S1/Ep6: ANGIE SCHWORER AND HER BOYS by Elizabeth Wheless

Jack and Brendon have a true Broadway legend gracing the Again From The Top airwaves this week. The one and only Angie Schworer is here! Angie is a Broadway veteran of over 10 Broadway shows…

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Urgent Parody update - Despite a gazillion (rough estimate) similarities with Paul Zindel's play, "Shape of Water" is exonerated. What is the effect by Fred Landau

 Urgent Parody update - and if anything can be called a parody emergency, this could be it:   Despite a gazillion (very rough estimate) coincidental similarities with Paul Zindel's play, "…

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Today on Broadway: Monday, April 5, 2021 by Matt Tamanini

Broadway Reopens… Kind of, AEA Announces New Protocols, ‘Follies’ 50th Anniversary “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines …

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

To join the celebration of the 50th birthday of FOLLIES by Fred Landau

To join the celebration of the 50th birthday of FOLLIES -  both of these done by approval and arrangement with then-publisher Carlin America.  "I'm Still Queer" - This got into Michael M…

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Celebrate 50 Years of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies With These Historic Photos by Marc J. Franklin

The original Broadway production of the beloved musical opened at the Winter Garden Theatre April 4, 1971.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

April 3: Follies at 50 tomorrow, and New York’s theatrical return that began yesterday by Mark Shenton

... Read More The post April 3: Follies at 50 tomorrow, and New York’s theatrical return that began yesterday first appeared on Shenton Stage.

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Today on Broadway: Thursday, April 1, 2021 by Ashley Steves

Broadway Barks Comes Back Virtually, Christopher Jackson Joins Signature’s “After Midnight,” “Follies” At 50 “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitt…

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

What Makes ‘Follies’ a Classic? 7 Answers and 1 Big Problem. by Jesse Green

Fifty years ago, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman exploded the Broadway “concept” musical by conjuring the bittersweet reunion of aging showgirls.

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Casting a ‘Follies’ of the Future, With Beyoncé and Ben Platt by Jesse Green and Scott Heller

In the 50 years since the musical’s debut, revivals and concerts have served its great songs to great stars. Who’d be our Broadway babies 25 years from now?

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‘Follies’ Was My First Broadway Show. 50 Years Later, I Remember It All. by Ben Brantley

On a thrilling trip to New York, a 16-year-old budding critic learned that the insistent optimism of musical theater was a beautiful lie.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Interview: How Gloria Swanson and Marlene Dietrich, Not Dolly Parton, Inspired the Follies Poster

Designer David Edward Byrd discusses the evolution of his now-iconic design.

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This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   March 30, 1898: The Ibsen classic Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway. March 30, 2000: The 2000 Tony-winning…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Memories of Follies at 50, With Original Stars Michael Misita, Kurt Peterson, and Marti Rolph

Three of the original "Young" counterparts look back on a now-historic production.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Track-by-Track Breakdown: Kyle Taylor Parker On Broadway Soul, Vol 2 by Kyle Taylor Parker

The Kinky Boots star dives into the inspiration behind his new takes on songs from Ragtime, The Color Purple, Follies, and more.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Louise Carter: Melodramatic Mom by Trav S.D.

A few fragments today on actress/ playwright/producer Louise Carter (1875-1975), not to be confused with Mrs. Leslie Carter. I became aware of Louise Carter through her entertaining playing …

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 16 - 22 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 16 - 22 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   March 17, 2005: The Tony-winning Best Musical of 2005, Spamalot, opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it would cl…

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 9 - 15 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 9 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  March 9, 2008: The first musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where…

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Friday, March 5, 2021

Check Out London-Based Theatre Photographer Johan Persson's 16 Favorite Production Shots by Marc J. Franklin

Persson reflects on some of his favorite theatre photos including Follies, Macbeth, and more.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Broadway Games: Which Leading Lady...? by JK

 Broadway Games: Which Leading Lady...? A. Laura Benanti      B. Victoria Clark     C. Patti LuPone D. Audra McDonald     E. Jessie Mueller      F. Donna Murphy     G. …

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Video Flashback: CHICAGO Cast Asks 'What Would Fosse Do?' at 2019 Red Bucket Follies

What happens when The Book of Mormon, Mean Girls,  Hamilton get the Bob Fosse treatment? Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is throwing it back to Chicago's 2019 Red Bucket Follies performa…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Call Answered: Kyle Taylor Parker: Singer, Actor, Broadway Soul album, Kinky Boots by Adam Rothenberg

Kyle Taylor Parker was originally cast as an “Angel” in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots, but his wings took flight and he was next headlining the first National Tour of Kinky Boot…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Broadway Games: Which Happened First? We made it through another week! Here's a new game to get your Broadway brain going! How To Play: Put each list in the order in which they occurred. …

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Broadway Who's Who: Bob Avian by JK

When Bob Avian passed away on January 21, a true Broadway great was lost to us. And yet, probably even to many theater fans, his name doesn't really ring a bell. In a career that spanned nea…

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Tony award-winning Broadway choreographer Bob Avian dies aged 83 by Adrian Horton

The director and choreographer, whose credits include A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, has died after a cardiac arrest in Florida Bob Avian, the Tony award-winning Broadway mainstay both on sta…

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Bob Avian Dies: ‘Dreamgirls’ Producer, Broadway Choreographer & Michael Bennett Collaborator Was 83 by Greg Evans

Bob Avian, the dancer-turned-choreographer who played an integral role in such pivotal Broadway musicals as A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, Company, Follies and Miss Saigon, died of cardiac arre…

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Bob Avian, Broadway’s Beloved Dancing Man, Has Died at the Age of 83 by

Bob Avian, the Tony-winning choreographer, director, producer and dancer, died on January 21 at the age of 83 at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, according to a spokesperson. …

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Signature Strong: HOLIDAY FOLLIES by Signature Theatre

Double Your Impact: Dan & Gloria Logan will match all new and increased gifts until 12/31. Enjoy revisiting this holiday classic from our 2017 Holiday Follies cabaret with Katie Mariko Murra…

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Hot Clip of the Day: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish's Winning Red Bucket Follies Spectacular

Tonight, the fabulous fundraising daily web series Stars in the House is doing a Red Bucket Follies episode at special time 5pm benefitting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Let's look ba…

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