"WHITE HOT. VIBRANT AND MOVING. A vigorous heart beats at the center of the Kennedy Center’s revival of FOLLIES!"
– The New York Times
ANNOUNCES THREE-WEEK EXTENSION ON BROADWAY
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT MUST CLOSE JANUARY 22, 2012
Tickets are available now for all performances of FOLLIES (including the extension) online, and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway; 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue).
FOLLIES opened to rave reviews on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Marquis Theatre.
“FIVE STARS! A deluxe production of a dazzling masterpiece.” - Time Out New York
“A REVIVAL FOR THE AGES! A production worthy of this magnificent monument to musical theater.” - Newsday
“THIS REVIVAL IS THE BEST MUSICAL I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS! Please, do yourself a real favor, and race to the Marquis Theatre!” – WOR Radio
“A LUSCIOUS TREAT. IT’S HEAD-SPINNING STUFF.” – Associated Press
“A GORGEOUS, POLISHED, EYE-POPPING PRODUCTION.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
“EVERY NUMBER IS A MINI-MASTERPIECE.” – NY-1 News
“PACKED WITH ENTERTAINMENT. FLEET-FOOTED AND CONSISTENTLY EXHILARATING. These dames know how to light up a stage!” – The Washington Post
“THIS IS THE BEST FOLLIES I’VE EVER SEEN.” – Entertainment Weekly
“THRILLING AND TERRIFIC. When done right, FOLLIES is one of the glories of the American musical. And this new revival from the Kennedy Center is done right!” – Variety
“Let me put this as plainly as I can: THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCTION OF A GREAT MUSICAL. IF YOU MISS THIS FOLLIES, YOU’LL BE SORRY.” – The Wall Street Journal
FOLLIES features a book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. With a 28–piece orchestra, FOLLIES features a cast of 41 and stars two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and 5-time Olivier Award nominee Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.
The production also stars Tony Award nominee Don Correia as Theodore Whitman, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman and Terri White as Stella Deems.
Rounding out the ensemble are Lawrence Alexander, Brandon Bieber, John Carroll, Mathew deGuzman, Sara Edwards, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Suzanne Hylenski, Danielle Jordan, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Joseph Kolinski, Brittany Marcin, Erin N. Moore, Pamela Otterson, Clifton Samuels, Kiira Schmidt, Brian Shepard, Jessica Sheridan, Amos Wolff, Ashley Yeater.
Elaine Paige is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Joseph Dulude II (Make-up Design) and the original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing of their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theater brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. FOLLIES echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars. The score features some of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs, including “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind.”
FOLLIES – featuring a book by James Goldman and a score by Stephen Sondheim – was originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. It opened on April 4, 1971 at the Winter Garden Theatre where it ran for 522 performances and received seven Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. FOLLIES played a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater opening on May 7 and closing with sold-out houses on June 19, 2011.
FOLLIES is produced on Broadway by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, Chairman; Michael M. Kaiser, President; Max Woodward, Vice President); Nederlander Presentations, Inc.; Adrienne Arsht; HRH Foundation, Sponsor; Allan Williams, Executive Producer.
Tickets for FOLLIES are available online and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway; 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue). The box office schedule is Monday through Saturday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Sunday (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.). Premium seating is available.
Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.
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