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James Goldman

 
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Date of Birth: June 30, 1927
Date of Death: October 28, 1998 (71)

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Concert [Broadway], 1973
Special Guest

Writing
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Bookwriter/Lyricist

James Goldman Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Musical of the Year Gold Star
James Goldman, Follies

James Goldman News

THE LION IN WINTER At Everyman Theatre Begins October 18 Photo THE LION IN WINTER At Everyman Theatre Begins October 18
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

All is fair in love and war, as Everyman Theatre presents James Goldman's modern-day classic, THE LION IN WINTER.

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Losing My Mind' From Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES Photo VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Covers 'Losing My Mind' From Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Kelly Clarkson took the stage to cover 'Losing My Mind' from Stephen Sondheim's musical, Follies, during a recent episode of The Kelly Clarkson show. The performance featured Jaco on the guitar. Check out the video here!

Listen: Jonathan Groff Narrates Ted Chapin's FOLLIES Memoir 'Everything Was Possible' Photo Listen: Jonathan Groff Narrates Ted Chapin's FOLLIES Memoir 'Everything Was Possible'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Jonathan Groff serves as narrator for the audiobook of Everything Was Possible, a memoir by Ted Chapin, chronicling the birth of the musical Follies.

The World Premiere Of Brad Fraser's SHELLEY'S SHADOW Begins Next Month at Catskill's  Photo The World Premiere Of Brad Fraser's SHELLEY'S SHADOW Begins Next Month at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2022

Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill has just launched into rehearsals for the first play in our 2022 Fall Mainstage Season. For the first time ever, the company has commissioned a playwright to create a totally new work to be presented on our ‚ÄúPriscilla‚ÄĚ Mainstage. Based on actual events, Brad Fraser's hilarious and touching ‚ÄúShelley's Shadow‚ÄĚ is set to open for a two-weekend run on September 8.

VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Trailer for FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse is now presenting Follies, through September 10. Follies features a book by James Goldman, with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Get a first look at the trailer here!

Review: FOLLIES at SF Playhouse Photo Review: FOLLIES at SF Playhouse
by Steve Murray - Jul 21, 2022

What did our critic think of FOLLIES at SF Playhouse? Director Bill English and his troupe of collaborators have waited three long years to present San Francisco's first fully staged, professional production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's seven-time Tony Award winning musical.

VIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse Photo VIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse is now presenting Follies, starring Natascia Diaz, through September 10.  Get a first look at all new video footage from the production here!

Photos: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse Photo Photos: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse is presenting Follies, Book by James Goldman, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, through September 10. The cast features Natascia Diaz as Sally Durant Plummer; Samantha Rose Cárdenas as Young Sally and Ensemble; Maureen McVerry as of Phyllis Rogers Stone and more. Get a first look at photos here!

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90 Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Cast For FOLLIES Opening June 30 Photo San Francisco Playhouse Announces Cast For FOLLIES Opening June 30
by A.A. Cristi - May 19, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for Follies by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim. The musical will run on the San Francisco Playhouse Mainstage from June 30 through September 10, 2022. Bill English will direct, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer. This marks the first fully staged professional production of Follies in San Francisco.

James Goldman Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at Natascia Diaz & More in FOLLIES at San Francisco Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

San Francisco Playhouse is now presenting Follies, starring Natascia Diaz, through September 10.  Get a first look at all new video footage from the production here!

VIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES! VideoVIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES!
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2020

Broadway stars are uniting yet again to sing in separation- this time to Follies. Watch below as Ali Ewoldt (Young Sally), Shoba Narayan (Young Phyllis), Zach Piser (Young Buddy), and Nic Rouleau (Young Ben) sing 'You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.'

Broadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES VideoBroadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2011 revival of Follies, which opened at the Marquis Theatre and played for 152 performances.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Christiane Noll, Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Bradley Dean and More in The Rep's FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2016

One of the most daring and innovative musicals of all time launches The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' 50th anniversary season. Follies, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman and directed by Rob Ruggiero, opened September 7 and runs through October 2 on the Browning Mainstage of the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/4/16- FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2016

Today in 1971, Follies opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 522 performances. Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the 'Weismann's Follies,' a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here', 'Too Many Mornings', 'Could I Leave You?', and 'Losing My Mind'.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 9/12/15- FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2015

Today in 2011, Follies opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 152 performances. Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the 'Weismann's Follies,' a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here', 'Too Many Mornings', 'Could I Leave You?', and 'Losing My Mind'.

BWW TV Exclusive: Rob Marshall Confirms He's 'Looking Into' a Film Adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 21, 2015

On the red carpet for LIVING ON LOVE's opening night on Broadway, Rob Marshall (whose Tony-winning sister, Kathleen Marshall, directs the production) confirms a film adaptation of FOLLIES could be on the horizon.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/4/15- FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Today in 1971, Follies opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it ran for 522 performances. Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the 'Weismann's Follies,' a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here', 'Too Many Mornings', 'Could I Leave You?', and 'Losing My Mind'.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/12- FOLLIES
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

Today in 2011, Follies opened at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 152 performances. Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the 'Weismann's Follies,' a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The piece has enjoyed a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here', 'Too Many Mornings', 'Could I Leave You?', and 'Losing My Mind'.

SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a sensational showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, 'Broadway Baby'.


James Goldman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Goldman been in?
James Goldman has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has James Goldman been in?
James Goldman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has James Goldman been nominated for?
Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Follies .

What awards has James Goldman won?
Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Follies.

How many shows has James Goldman written?
James Goldman has written 6 shows including Tom Jones (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole (Playwright), A Family Affair (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Follies (Bookwriter), The Lion in Winter (Playwright), Evening Primrose (Bookwriter).