BWW TV: FOLLIES at Teatro Español - Complete Performance Highlights!
BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the Spanish production of FOLLIES at Teatro Español de Madrid, directed by Mario Gas, with choreography by Aixa Guerra and Luis Méndez and musical direction by Pep Pladellorens, starring Vicky Peña as Phyllis Rogers, Carlos Hipólito as Ben Stone, Muntsa Rius as Sally Durant and Pep Molina as Ben Plummer.
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.