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Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!

Everyone is talking about the FOLLIES revival, which opened last night on Broadway to multiple rave reviews and we've got the first look at the show's exciting opening night curtain call! Check back to BroadwayWorld.com throughout the day for more pictures, videos & excitement!

Performances began on Sunday, August 7th for James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES, 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 Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

The production also stars 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 AlexanderBrandon BieberJohn Carroll, Mathew deGuzman, Sara EdwardsLeslie Donna FlesnerJenifer FooteSuzanne HylenskiDanielle Jordan,Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Joseph KolinskiBrittany MarcinErin N. MoorePamela OttersonClifton SamuelsKiira SchmidtBrian ShepardJessica SheridanAmos WolffAshley Yeater.

FOLLIES features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Kai Harada, and the original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. 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.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd. 

 

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
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Ensemble Cast

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David Sabin, Michael Hayes & Frederick Strother

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Florence LaceyColleen Fitzpatrick

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Christian DelcroixKirsten Scott, Nick Verina & Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Christian DelcroixKirsten Scott, Nick Verina & Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Susan Watson & Don Correia

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Mary Beth Peil

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Mary Beth Peil

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Terri White

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Terri White

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Jayne Houdyshell

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Jayne Houdyshell

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Elaine Paige

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Elaine Paige

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Elaine Paige

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Elaine Paige

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Danny Burstein

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Danny Burstein

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Jan Maxwell

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Jan Maxwell

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Jan Maxwell

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Jan Maxwell

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Ron Raines

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Ron Raines

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Bernadette Peters

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Bernadette Peters Burstein

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Bernadette Peters

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Bernadette Peters & Danny Burstein

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Bernadette Peters

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Rosalind Eias. Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell & Susan Watson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Mary Beth Peil, Terri White, Rosalind Eias. Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson, Don Correia & Michael Hayes

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein & Jayne Houdyshell

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Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein & Jayne Houdyshell

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Ron Raines

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Jan Maxwell

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Danny Burstein

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Ron Raines

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Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters & Danny Burstein

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Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters & Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein & Jayne Houdyshell

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell & Susan Watson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Rosalind Eias. Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell & Susan Watson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Mary Beth Peil, Terri White, Rosalind Eias. Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson, Don Correia & Michael Hayes

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call!
Mary Beth Peil, Terri White, Rosalind Eias. Elaine Paige, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Susan Watson, Don Correia & Michael Hayes

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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