New Century Follies is partnering with digital agency VML and The Folly to bring a new interactive twist to their upcoming show on the 24th of August. The “Center Screen” experience is a mobile app that let’s audience members interact with the cast members. So, rather than turning your phone off, the actors are asking…
Jazz is an important part of the Folly Theater’s personality. As are Groucho Marx, Humphrey Bogart, YoYo Ma, Joyce DiDonato, and Dave Brubeck. Jazz is but one of the many personalities the Folly has developed during its 113 year history. Perhaps you experienced a few yourself. Burlesque, vaudeville, family theater, Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West…
Enduring, elegant, and peaceful. Chopin dedicated this Waltz to Madame Nathaniel de Rothschild (more information here). Jan will be at the Folly theater May 10th as part of our Harriman-Jewell Series.
“Guitar god” might sound like hyperbole, but to many music fans of British singer-songwriter Richard Thompson it’s a suitable salutation. He is regarded as much for his technical chops on guitar as for his darkly funny lyrics. He recently stopped by the NPR studios and shared stories and songs with David Dye of World Cafe….
Coming May 20th! Here are some highlights from last year’s festivities.
You probably already know that Folly artist Kenny Garrett and his quartet will be performing at the Folly on February 15, but did you know that he also gave the commencement speech at The Berklee College of Music in 2011 after receiving an honorary doctorate? That’s Dr. Garrett to you!
We celebrated a major milestone last November when we erected a new marquee. A throwback to the era when the Folly hosted vaudeville, burlesque and more, the sign is a nice connection between today and the 112-year-old downtown theater.