STAGE TUBE: Ron Raines Talks FOLLIES, LA Transfer & More
Since the announcement that the hit Kennedy Center-originated production of FOLLIES would be heading to LA after its Broadway closing, speculation has been running rampant about which cast members would transfer with the production. In a new interview with CBS2 New York, FOLLIES star Ron Raines tells host Dana Tyler that "pretty much" everybody will be transferring to Los Angeles, noting that there's "a lot of puzzle pieces." Click below to play the full interview.
As BroadwayWorld reported on December 6, The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award®-winning musical Follies 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. The current Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre will play through January 22, 2012, as scheduled.
Casting for the Los Angeles engagement of the production has not yet been announced, and while it is presumed that at least some of the cast will be heading west, one star who will not make the trip is Bernadette Peters, who plays Sally Durant. A spokesperson for Peters told BroadwayWorld last week that the star has concert obligations she must fulfill next spring, which will prevent her from continuing with the production. Peters will, of course, finish out the Broadway run through January 22.