Follies Revival 2011

Run Time:
2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: September 12, 2011
Closing: January 22, 2012

Follies - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

Marquis Theatre (Broadway)
210 W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036

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. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced - both on the stage and throughout their lives. 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.


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Follies
9 / 10

The Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 'Follies,' when done right, is one of the glories of the American musical. The new revival, a transfer from the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., is done right...The stars are supplemented by a crowd of featured ladies whom Sondheim provides solo spots in which to shine, and shine they do.

Follies
9 / 10

But this is a show no grown-up should miss; after 40 years, it remains a piercing stare of hope and regret, longing and compromise. The kind of musical theater it dissects and eulogizes may be vanishing from Broadway, but Follies is still here, and it's gorgeous.

FOLLIES Closes on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2012


Performances began on Sunday, August 7th for James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES, directed by Eric Schaeffer, with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore.

TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox with Terri White and Susan Watson!
by Seth's Broadway Chatterbox - January 22, 2012


As in years past, BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Seth to exclusively bring you the full length episodes right here and we're pleased to bring you Seth's latest candid chat, with FOLLIES' Susan Watson and Terri White, below! Hear the co-stars talk about their FOLLIES audition process, Susan's two year run in BYE BYE BIRDIE, Terri's tap-infused career and more - plus, get a sneak peek at Seth's new book, My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan.

FOLLIES Hosts Actors Fund Benefit Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2012


The Broadway productions of FOLLIES and RELATIVELY SPEAKING will host special, additional performances to benefit The Actors Fund in January, 2012. FOLLIES will play an nineth weekly show at the Marquis Theatre on Sunday, January 15 at 8pm. RELATIVELY SPEAKING will perform an additional weekly performance on January 29 at 8pm at its home, the Brooks Atkinson.

TV Exclusive: Seth's Broadway Chatterbox with Jan Maxwell!
by Jessica Lewis - January 14, 2012


After a year and a half hiatus, Seth Rudetsky's famed Seth's Broadway Chatterbox has returned to Don't Tell Mama. Seth's Broadway Chatterbox includes interviews and performances by noted Broadway celebrities and is a raw, funny and insightful interview program that really has no equal. The series kicked off on January 5, 2012 with Douglas Carter Beane and the cast of LYSISTRATA JONES and was followed up this week on January 12 by FOLLIES' Jan Maxwell. As in years past, BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Seth to exclusively bring you the full length episodes right here and we're pleased to bring you Seth's candid chat with Maxwell below!

Victoria Clark to Replace Bernadette Peters as 'Sally' in LA FOLLIES; Maxwell, Burstein, Raines & Paige to Transfer
by BWW - January 11, 2012


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, and as BroadwayWorld reported last month, Bernadette Peters will not continue on with the rest of the cast for the transfer of the production. Now we have confirmed that Tony winner Victoria Clark will take over the role of Sally in her place. Also now officially confirmed to transfer with the production are co-stars Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines and Elaine Paige.

FOLLIES Begins Final Two Weeks of Broadway Performances
by Kelsey Denette - January 10, 2012


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.

BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Ron Raines
by Nicole Rosky - January 10, 2012


BroadwayWorld.com 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 Danny Burstein who plays Buddy in the show.

BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Danny Burstein
by Nicole Rosky - January 2, 2012


BroadwayWorld.com 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 Danny Burstein who plays Buddy in the show.

STAGE TUBE: Ron Raines Talks FOLLIES, LA Transfer & More
by Robert Diamond - December 25, 2011


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.

Bernadette Peters Bids Adieu to FOLLIES Post Broadway; Will Not Star in LA Run
by BWW - December 22, 2011


Casting for the Los Angeles engagement of Follies 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 tells BroadwayWorld 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.

BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Elaine Paige
by Nicole Rosky - December 19, 2011


BroadwayWorld.com 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 Elaine Paige who plays Carlotta in the show.

FOLLIES, RELATIVELY SPEAKING Host Actors Fund Benefit Shows in Jan.
by Jessica Lewis - December 14, 2011


The Broadway productions of FOLLIES and RELATIVELY SPEAKING will host special, additional performances to benefit The Actors Fund in January, 2012. FOLLIES will play an nineth weekly show at the Marquis Theatre on Sunday, January 15 at 8pm. RELATIVELY SPEAKING will perform an additional weekly performance on January 29 at 8pm at its home, the Brooks Atkinson.

BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Bernadette Peters
by BWW - December 12, 2011


BroadwayWorld.com is excited to present a new series of artwork created by Broadway ad agency Serino/Coyne to celebrate the end of FOLIES' Broadway run and to remind everyone that time is running out to see this beautiful production. The photo below features Bernadette Peters who plays Sally in the show.

BWW Exclusive: FOLLIES Farewell Series - Jan Maxwell
by BWW - December 10, 2011


BroadwayWorld.com 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.

TV Must-Watch Exclusive: FOLLIES Cast Mourns EVITA's Return to Broadway at GYPSY OF THE YEAR in Hilarious Sketch
by Robert Diamond - December 8, 2011


One of our favorite sketches was the cast of FOLLIES, featuring Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Terri White and company 'welcoming' EVITA starring Ricky Martin and Elena Roger to Broadway (and to the Marquis Theater, currently home to FOLLIES). Click below to watch the complete and hilarious performance including Elaine Paige finally showing a little of her EVITA on Broadway!

BREAKING NEWS: FOLLIES to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre May - June 2012!
by Robert Diamond - December 6, 2011


The LA Times is reporting the breaking news that 'Center Theatre Group announced Tuesday that it would import the production now on Broadway that originated in May at Washington's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Michael Ritchie, CTG's artistic director, said "we are currently in discussions" to lure members of the Broadway cast led by Bernadette Peters, Elaine Page, Jan Maxwell, Jayne Houdyshell and Danny Burstein. "Follies" is scheduled to close on Broadway Jan. 22 after a four-month run.'

Photo Coverage: Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters & Stars of FOLLIES Celebrate Cast Album Release at B&N
by Peter James Zielinski - December 2, 2011


PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, released the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Yesterday, December 1st, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and additional members of the cast of FOLLIES signed copies of the album at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side. The album is produced by Tommy Krasker. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below!

Stephen Sondheim & Cast of FOLLIES Set for Barnes & Noble Album Signing Today
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2011


PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will release the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. On Thursday, December 1st, Stephen Sondheim, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and other members of the cast of FOLLIES will sign copies of the album at Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th St; between Lexington & 3rd Ave.) beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. The album is produced by Tommy Krasker.

AUDIO: FOLLIES' Danny Burnstein Visits NPR
by Nicole Rosky - November 29, 2011


Two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein is currently starring in the acclaimed Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece FOLLIES. Today PS Classics released the new two-disc Broadway cast album of the hit production. In anticipation of the album's release, Burstein visited NPR's 'Fresh Air' to talk with host Terry Gross about playing Buddy Plummer in the iconic musical. Click below to listen to the full interview!

FOLLIES Cast Album Released
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2011


The Broadway cast of FOLLIES will be heading to the recording studio this week, and PS Classics is set to release the new cast recording for the revival on November 29. To pre-order the double-disc album online at $14.95, visit www.psclassics.com.

NPR Offers FOLLIES Album First Listen!
by Nicole Rosky - November 22, 2011


PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will release the new two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. NPR is currently featuring an exclusive first listen of the album, which you can check out by clicking here.

Follies FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the songs in Follies and what's the order?
Beautiful Girls
Don't Look at Me
Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
Listen to the Rain on the Roof
Ah, Paris!
Broadway Baby
The Road You Didn't Take
Bolero d'Amour
In Buddy's Eyes
Who's That Woman?
I'm Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
One More Kiss
Could I Leave You?
Loveland [i]
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
Love Will See Us Through
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me-Blues
Losing My Mind
The Story of Lucy and Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love
Opening Montage
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Bring on the Girls
Can That Boy Fox Trot!
It Wasn't Meant to Happen
Pleasant Little Kingdom
That Old Piano Roll
The World's Full of Boys/The World's Full of Girls
In Someone's Eyes
Uptown, Downtown
Little White House
Who Could Be Blue?
Country House
Social Dancing
Loveland [ii]
Ah, But Underneath
Make the Most of Your Music
Overture
Don't Look At Me
Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
Ah, Paris!
The Road You Didn't Take
In Buddy's Eyes
Who's That Woman?
I'm Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
One More Kiss
Could I Leave You?
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow
Buddy's Blues
Losing My Mind
Lucy And Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love

Follies History

Other Productions of Follies

1971   Broadway Original Broadway Production
Broadway
1972   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1976   Off-Broadway Equity Library Theatre Revival
Off-Broadway
1983   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1985   Off-Broadway New York Concert
Off-Broadway
1987   West End London Revival
West End
1988   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1990   Los Angeles Los Angeles Revival
Los Angeles
1995   Regional (US) Regional Revival
Regional (US)
1996   West End London Concert
West End
1998   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
2001   Broadway Roundabout Revival
Broadway
2002   London Fringe London Revival
London Fringe
2007   Off-Broadway Encores! Concert
Off-Broadway
2011   Washington, DC (Regional) Kennedy Center Revival
Washington, DC (Regional)
2011   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2017   West End National Theatre Premiere
West End
2019   West End London Return Engagement
West End

Follies - 2011 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2012 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Costume Design Gregg Barnes
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Danny Burstein
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Jan Maxwell
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Bernadette Peters
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Warren Carlyle
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Costume Design Gregg Barnes
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Musical Eric Schaeffer
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Elaine Paige
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical 0
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Derek McLane
2012 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Kai Harada
2012 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Jan Maxwell
2012 Drama League Awards Distinguished Revival of a Musical 0
2012 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Danny Burstein
2012 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Jan Maxwell
2012 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) Gregg Barnes
2012 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jayne Houdyshell
2012 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) 0
2012 The Hewes Awards Hewes Design Award Gregg Barnes
2012 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes
2012 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Musical Natasha Katz
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Danny Burstein
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Ron Raines
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Jayne Houdyshell
2012 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Jan Maxwell
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Allan Williams
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Max A. Woodward
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical HRH Foundation
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Adrienne Arsht
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Max A. Woodward
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Michael M. Kaiser
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical David M. Rubenstein
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Allan Williams
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical HRH Foundation
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Adrienne Arsht
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Nederlander Presentations, Inc.
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Michael M. Kaiser
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical David M. Rubenstein
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2012 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Follies
2012 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Musical Kai Harada

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