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Whodathunk?! Broadway.com Congratulates Five (Happy!) Surprise Tony Nominees

Whodathunk?! Broadway.com Congratulates Five (Happy!) Surprise Tony Nominees

The 2012 Tony race has offically begun! Although Broadway.com successfully predicted a majority of the nominees, the May 1 announcement included its share of curveballs, with the comittee recognizing several first-time nominees over longtime favorites. Below, we analyze five happy surprises from the list of Tony nominees.


Laura OsnesBonnie & Clyde (Best Leading Actress in a Musical)
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Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Once, Porgy and Bess, Nice Work & Peter and the Starcatcher Top List of 2012 Tony Award Nominations

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey star Jim Parsons announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Tony Awards at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at Lincoln Center on May 1. Once topped the noms with 11, while Peter and the Starcatcher is the play that garnered the most nods with ...

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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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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 ...

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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Bernadette Peters and the Beautiful Girls of Follies Open at Broadway's Marquis Theatre

Bernadette Peters and the Beautiful Girls of Follies Open at Broadway's Marquis Theatre

Follies is back on Broadway, in all its glory: Forty years after its initial bow, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical is set to open at the Marquis Theatre on September 12 with a cast led by Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein and Ron Raines. Eric Schaeffer directs the lavish revival, which is transferring to the Great White ...

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Exclusive! Video Footage of Bernadette Peters and the Broadway Babies of Sondheim's Follies

Exclusive! Video Footage of Bernadette Peters and the Broadway Babies of Sondheim's Follies

Follies fans everywhere have been waiting patiently for a peek at Bernadette Peters and her fabulous co-stars in the show’s Broadway revival, and now Broadway.com has exclusive video footage of the show. The Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman tuner features a seemingly endless parade of Broadway favorites, including Jan Maxwell, Ron RainesDanny Burstein, Elaine Paige, Jayne Houdyshell, Terri White ...

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Follies’ Ron Raines on Being Ben Stone and Singing Beside Bernadette Peters

Follies’ Ron Raines on Being Ben Stone and Singing Beside Bernadette Peters

About the Author:
He began his career as a classical singer, but Ron Raines soon found that his voice—and, he says, his temperament—was more suited to the musical theater. He starred in a 1983 revival of Show Boat on Broadway, where he also appeared in the short-lived musical Teddy & Alice and played Billy Flynn in Chicago. You’ll ...

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