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BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Bernadette Peters is excited to present a new series of artwork created by Broadway ad agency Serino/Coyne to celebrate the end of FOLLIES' Broadway run and to remind everyone that time is running out to see this beautiful production. The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical “Follies” closes at Broadway's Marquee Theatre on January 22.

The photo below features Bernadette Peters who plays Sally in the show.

After Broadway, the show will transfer to the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012. The opening is scheduled for May 9. 

With book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, "Follies" is directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. The production 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.

When former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theatre's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. Containing such well-known songs as "Broadway Baby," "I'm Still Here," "Too Many Mornings," "Could I Leave You?" and "Losing My Mind," "Follies" echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars.

Originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, "Follies" opened on April 4, 1971, and starred Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, Gene Nelson and Alexis Smith. It ran for 522 performances in the Winter Garden Theatre and received seven Tony Awards®, including Best Original Score. The current Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre opened to critical acclaim September 12 after 38 preview performances. Prior to its Broadway run, the revival production played a highly successful six-week run in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from May 7 to June 19, 2011.

Tickets for "Follies" on Broadway are available through, by calling (877) 250-2929, and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office. The New 2011 Broadway Cast Recording for "Follies" is now available on PS Classics. For more information on the Broadway production, visit


BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Bernadette Peters


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