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Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party

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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. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the entire celebratory evening and brings you photo coverage of the after party below!

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 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.

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 Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
'FOLLIES'

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Choreographer Warren Carlyle & Director Eric Schaeffer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Choreographer Warren Carlyle

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Director Eric Schaeffer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kelli O'Hara

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kathy Najimy

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kathy Najimy

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Colleen Fitzpatrick

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Colleen Fitzpatrick

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Michael Hayes

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Danny Burnstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Rebecca Luker

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Rosalind Elias

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Sara Edwards

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kiira Schmidt

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Pamela Otterson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Sara Edwards, Pamela Otterson, Kiira Schmidt

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Christian Delcroix & Nick Verina

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Christian Delcroix

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Nick Verina

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Christian Delcroix, Lora Lee Gayer, Nick Verina & Kristen Scott

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kirsten Scott & Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Leah Horowitz

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Leah Horowitz

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Jayne Houdyshell

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Florence Lacey

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Jan Maxwell

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Jan Maxwell

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Elaine Paige

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Elaine Paige

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Elaine Paige

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Frederick Strother

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Mary Beth Peil

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Ron Raines

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Ron Raines

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Ron Raines & Family

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kirsten Scott

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Kirsten Scott

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Susan Watson

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Terri White

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Terri White

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Terri White & Donna Barnett

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Bernadette Peters & Lora Lee Gayer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Elaine Paige

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Director Eric Schaeffer

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: FOLLIES Celebrates Opening Night - The After Party

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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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