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Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Rannells to Host Fleet Week Follies

Waterwell presents the festival of entertainment for the military community.

Celia Keenan-Bolger is set to cohost Fleet Week Follies.
(© David Gordon)

Waterwell is proud to announce the inaugural year of Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival of entertainment for the military community to be held on May 26 during Fleet Week (May 22-28).

The event will feature food, music, and family activities for one day only at Brooklyn's National Sawdust music venue. The day will begin with workshops and performances for kids of all ages 1pm-4pm, followed by a happy hour featuring 14th Star Brewing beginning at 5:30pm, and an evening of music hosted by Tony-nominated Broadway stars Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon).

Headliner entertainment as well as music artists from the military community will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to Fleet Week Follies are free to all members of the military community, including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, veterans, and their families and caregivers. A limited number of tickets will also be available to civilians via a standby line on the day of the event. To register for free, click here and click Buy Tickets.

Fleet Week Follies is inspired by the Stage Door Canteen, a club in the basement of the 44th Street Theater where from 1942-46, the Broadway community put on nightly entertainment for military service members. The stars who volunteered both performed and served food and beverages, all completely free of charge.