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Follies - 2011 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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.

Running Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Marquis Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
210 W. 46th St.
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Featured Reviews For Follies


Darkness Around the Spotlight - New York Times
Somewhere along the road from Washington to Broadway, the Kennedy Center production of "Follies" picked up a pulse. A vigorous heart now beats at the center of this revitalized revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical, which opened on Monday night at the Marquis Theater...The four stars of this "Follies" give X-ray performances, in which lives past and souls divided can be seen clearly beneath the skin. Like Mr. Sondheim's music, they make harmony out of the jangling contradictions that come with being alive.

'Follies' - New York Daily News
No one could expect director Eric Schaeffer, a veteran of several Sondheim shows, to fix inherent issues - a momentumless narrative and soapy dialogue. But more originality in his approach, conceptually and design-wise (black drapes - really?), could have helped make a standard-issue show a truly distinctive one.


 



 

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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.
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.
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.'
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!

Follies Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Follies have their been?
Follies has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, US Tour which opened in 1972, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987, Regional (US) which opened in 1988, Los Angeles which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1996, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, London Fringe which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.

What Tony Awards has Follies been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Musical for Gregg Barnes, Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz, Best Revival of a Musical for Allan Williams, Best Revival of a Musical for Follies, Best Revival of a Musical for HRH Foundation, Best Revival of a Musical for Adrienne Arsht, Best Revival of a Musical for Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Best Revival of a Musical for Max A. Woodward, Best Revival of a Musical for Michael M. Kaiser, Best Revival of a Musical for David M. Rubenstein, Best Revival of a Musical for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Best Revival of a Musical for Allan Williams, Best Revival of a Musical for HRH Foundation, Best Revival of a Musical for Adrienne Arsht, Best Revival of a Musical for Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Best Revival of a Musical for Max A. Woodward, Best Revival of a Musical for Michael M. Kaiser, Best Revival of a Musical for David M. RubensteinBest Revival of a Musical for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.

What Tony Awards has Follies won?
Best Costume Design of a Musical for Gregg Barnes Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Natasha Katz Best Revival of a Musical for Allan Williams Best Revival of a Musical for Follies Best Revival of a Musical for HRH Foundation Best Revival of a Musical for Adrienne Arsht Best Revival of a Musical for Nederlander Presentations, Inc. Best Revival of a Musical for Max A. Woodward Best Revival of a Musical for Michael M. Kaiser Best Revival of a Musical for David M. Rubenstein Best Revival of a Musical for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Best Revival of a Musical for Allan Williams Best Revival of a Musical for HRH Foundation Best Revival of a Musical for Adrienne Arsht Best Revival of a Musical for Nederlander Presentations, Inc. Best Revival of a Musical for Max A. Woodward Best Revival of a Musical for Michael M. Kaiser Best Revival of a Musical for David M. Rubenstein Best Revival of a Musical for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Best Sound Design of a Musical for Kai Harada.

What other awards has Follies been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eric Schaeffer, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Derek McLane, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jan Maxwell, Distinguished Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg BarnesOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Gregg Barnes.

What other awards has Follies won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eric Schaeffer Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Derek McLane Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jan Maxwell Distinguished Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg Barnes Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Gregg Barnes.

What productions of Follies have their been?
Follies has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, US Tour which opened in 1972, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987, Regional (US) which opened in 1988, Los Angeles which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1996, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, London Fringe which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.

What awards has Follies been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eric Schaeffer, Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Derek McLane, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jan Maxwell, Distinguished Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg BarnesOutstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Gregg Barnes.

What awards has Follies won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Warren Carlyle, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Eric Schaeffer Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Derek McLane Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kai Harada Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jan Maxwell Distinguished Revival of a Musical (Drama League Awards) Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gregg Barnes Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for Gregg Barnes.

What is the order of 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

What productions of Follies have there been?
Follies has had 20 productions including Broadway which opened in 1971, Broadway which opened in 1971, US Tour which opened in 1972, Off-Broadway which opened in 1976, Regional (US) which opened in 1983, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987, Regional (US) which opened in 1988, Los Angeles which opened in 1990, Regional (US) which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1996, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, London Fringe which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2007, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2011, Broadway which opened in 2011, West End which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.