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FOLLIES Announces Initial Broadway Casting and Dates

BERNADETTE PETERS     JAN MAXWELL
DANNY BURSTEIN     RON RAINES

Will Star in the Limited Broadway Engagement of

The Kennedy Center production of

JAMES GOLDMAN & STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S

FOLLIES

Music Direction by JAMES MOORE

Choreography by WARREN CARLYLE

Directed by ERIC SCHAEFFER

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN AUGUST 7, 2011

OPENS SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 AT BROADWAY’S MARQUIS THEATRE

Bernadette PetersJan MaxwellDanny Burstein and Ron Raines will reprise their roles in the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center’s acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical FOLLIES, directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore.

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FOLLIES will begin previews on Sunday, August 7, 2011 and opens on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).  Tickets go on sale through www.Ticketmaster.com online or at 877-250-2929, and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office onTuesday, July 5.

With a 28 piece orchestra, FOLLIES will feature a cast of 41 and star 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 BuddyPlummer and three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone. Other members of the Broadway company will be announced shortly.

FOLLIES features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design byKai Harada 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 will be 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).

Additional production information will be announced soon.

TICKET INFORMATION

Beginning Tuesday, July 5, tickets for FOLLIES will be available through www.Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929, 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.).  Tickets range in price from $47.00 to $137.00 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.

Tickets go on sale exclusively to members of Audience Rewards® on Thursday June 30. For more information, visitwww.AudienceRewards.com.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

August 7 – September 11: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.
Beginning September 13: Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

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For more information, visit www.FolliesBroadway.com
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