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Weekend Poll: Which Follies Star Most Deserves a Tony Nomination?

Weekend Poll: Which Follies Star Most Deserves a Tony Nomination?

Broadway is about to say farewell to the beautiful Weismann girls of Follies as the hit Kennedy Center production ends its limited engagement on January 22. The lush production was chosen as one of Broadway.com’s Top Five Shows of 2011. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, the revival offered musical theater fans a chance to see Bernadette Peters, Jan ...

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Tony Winner Victoria Clark Joins Follies for Los Angeles Run

Tony Winner Victoria Clark Joins Follies for Los Angeles Run

Tony winner Victoria Clark will take on the role of Sally Durant Plummer in Follies when the Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical transfers from Broadway to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed musical will run at the L.A. venue from May 3 through June 9. Clark replaces current Broadway star Bernadette Peters who, as previously announced ...

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10 Showstopping Scenes of 2011: Singing, Dancing and Flying Moments That Left Us in Awe

10 Showstopping Scenes of 2011: Singing, Dancing and Flying Moments That Left Us in Awe

Broadway audiences enjoyed a bevy of spectacular musicals and plays in 2011. While each show had its special moments, Broadway.com's editors compiled a list of 10 showstopping scenes that brought us to our collective feet. Scroll below to relive these electrifying moments, presented alphabetically.

“Anything Goes” (Anything Goes)
Anything Goes returned to the Rialto this year starring Broadway ...

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A Showgirl, a Motherf**ker & More: Five Unforgettable Performances of 2011

A Showgirl, a Motherf**ker & More: Five Unforgettable Performances of 2011

Broadway attracts the best stage actors on earth, performing at the peak of their powers. In a year filled with great dramas and scintillating musicals, Broadway.com's editorial staff came to a consensus on five 2011 performances we won't forget.


Bobby Cannavale in The Motherf**ker With the Hat
He’s tall, dark, handsome and funny, which means ...

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Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell and More Live, Laugh, Love and Sign Follies CDs

Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell and More Live, Laugh, Love and Sign Follies CDs
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Barnes & Noble turned into a true Loveland on December 1 for Follies’ fans as composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim joined the cast of the revival to sign copies of the complete cast recording. The two-disc recording, on the PS Classics label, features the show’s stars Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige as well as a ...

Jerry O'Connell Lives with His Parents, Broadway's Got Messiah Mania and Other Lessons of the Week

Jerry O'Connell Lives with His Parents, Broadway's Got Messiah Mania and Other Lessons of the Week

It's curtain down for another week on Broadway as plenty of big stories made headlines. Here's a look back at the valuable lessons we learned from this week's juicy news.


Bernadette Peters Will Play a Stage Mother Again…This Time on TV!
Follies star Bernadette Peters earned a Tony nomination in 2003 for taking on the mother ...

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Follies Cast Recording, Featuring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell, Sets Release Date

Follies Cast Recording, Featuring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell, Sets Release Date

The original cast recording of the current Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies, starring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell, will hit stores on November 29. Recording of the two-disc album, which is being released on the PS Classics label, will take place on October 3 and 4. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed show is currently running at the ...

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Squigs Steps Back in Time to Salute Bernadette Peters and the Fabulous Showgirls of Follies

Squigs Steps Back in Time to Salute Bernadette Peters and the Fabulous Showgirls of Follies

Stage ghosts and the glamour of a bygone era are haunting Broadway’s Marquis Theatre, where Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies is in residence. Retired showgirl Sally Durant Plummer (Bernadette Peters), her once-bosom buddy Phyllis Rogers Stone (Jan Maxwell), and the stage door Johnnys they eventually married (Danny Burstein and Ron Raines) are reuniting with their co-stars on ...

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Broadway Baby Bernadette Peters & Co-Stars Feel the Love on Follies’ Opening Night

Broadway Baby Bernadette Peters & Co-Stars Feel the Love on Follies’ Opening Night

You couldn’t swing a sequined clutch without hitting a Broadway star at the September 12 opening of Follies, starring Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell. Famous faces from Edie Falco to Barry Manilow turned out at the Marquis Theatre to take in the spectacular revival. Broadway.com was on hand to chat up these eager audience members and check in ...

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Follies Forever! Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell & More Celebrate Opening Night

Follies Forever! Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell & More Celebrate Opening Night
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Forty years after its first Broadway bow, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies is officially back on the boards boasting an all-star cast led by Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell. These “beautiful girls” and their talented co-stars celebrated their official Broadway opening on September 12, and stars of stage and screen like Cheyenne Jackson, Edie Falco and Parker Posey ...

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