Posts Tagged ‘Follies’

Why Do D.C. Theater Pieces Flail on Broadway?

After just 16 performances on Broadway, Arena Stage's multi-million dollar production of The Velocity of Autumn closed yesterday. Producers made the announcement last Wednesday, mere hours after the play received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Ticket sales were dismal, the New York Times described it as "a little strained and too whimsical," and neither its acclaimed stars [...]

How D.C. Fared at the Tony Awards

We’ll never know what Michael Kaiser planned to say in his Tony Awards acceptance speech, but thank goodness the Kennedy Center’s president still has his Huffington Post column. And thank goodness for the Shakespeare Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, two D.C. nonprofits that both got shout-outs on national television last night. And while the [...]

Shakespeare Theatre Company Earns a Tony

The Shakespeare Theatre Company will receive this year's Tony Award for Regional Theatre—the annual prize that the ceremony, which honors Broadway theater productions, hands to a company located outside the Great White Way. Shakespeare Theatre is the third D.C.-area troupe to receive the prize; Arena Stage won it in 1976 and Signature Theatre won it [...]

Synetic, Studio Lead Helen Hayes Awards Nominations

Well, now we know you can't spend your way to a Helen Hayes Awards sweep. The biggest musical on a D.C. stage last year, the Kennedy Center's new production of Follies, may have cost $7.3 million to mount, featured of retinue of Broadway leading ladies, and transfered to the Great White Way, but last night it [...]

Kennedy Center’s Follies Will Move to Broadway This Summer

In news that will surprise absolutely no one, the Kennedy Center's star-packed $7.3 million production of Follies will transfer to Broadway this summer for a limited engagement, the Kennedy Center announced today. Dates for Follies' run at New York's Marquis Theatre will be announced soon, the press release promises.
The Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical—directed by Signature Theatre Artistic [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Modern Dance, Follies, and Maybach Music

Amanda Abrams leads this week's arts section with an argument about the state of D.C.'s modern dance scene: It sucks. But it doesn't have to! Mike Madden and I riff on the TV show Bones' shamefully misguided conceptions of D.C.—even though it takes place there. Trey Graham gushes—well, somewhat skeptically—about the much-anticipated Kennedy Center production of [...]

Arts Roundup: L.A. Breaks Edition

Beautiful Girls: Follies! The Stephen Sondheim musical opens on Saturday at the Kennedy Center, and in the run-up, WaPo is profiling each of its stars. Of course, Bernadette Peters is "first among equals," writes Peter Marks in his Sunday piece. Today's Elaine Paige item by Dan Zak is a lot more fun if you read the [...]