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FOLLIES Begins Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances

The critically acclaimed Kennedy Center revival of FOLLIES, book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, begins its final 16 performances tonight at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). The production, directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 22 prior to an engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only, May 3 through June 9, 2012.

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 BenjaminStone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

The production also stars Tony Award nominee Don Correia as Theodore Whitman,Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Rosalind Eliasas 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 nomineeJayne 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 Keith 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.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Gregg Barnes(Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design),David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Joseph Dulude II (Make-up Design) 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 is 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); Nederlander Presentations, Inc.; Adrienne Arsht; HRH Foundation, Sponsor; Allan Williams, Executive Producer.

The New 2011 Broadway Cast Recording for Follies is now available on PS Classics.


Tickets for FOLLIES are available through, by calling 877-250-2929, and in person at the Marquis Theatre box office (1535 Broadway; 46thStreet 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.


Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, Sunday matinees at 3pm.

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