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. The production finishes performances on Broadway today, prior to a spring limited run in Los Angeles. Get a look back at FOLLIES' journey to Broadway, from its Kennedy Center run onward, below!
In FOLLIES, when former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theatre's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing about their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theatre brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. 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.
It was recently announced that this Kennedy Center production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES on Broadway 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. For tickets and more information, visit www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/Follies or call (213) 972-4400.
The FOLLIES artwork atop the Kennedy Center.
Jan Maxwell at the Kennedy Center.
Ron Raines and Bernadette Peters in the Kennedy Center production; Peters' dress was altered by costume designer Gregg Barnes for the Broadway production.
Jenifer Foote, Danny Burstein and Kiira Schmidt at the Kennedy Center.
Danny Burstein in the Broadway production.
Bernadette Peters in the Broadway production.
Ron Raines and Bernadette Peters in the Broadway production.
Kirsten Scott, Nick Verina, Lora Lee Gayer and Christian Delcroix in the Broadway production.
Elaine Paige in the Broadway production.
Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein and Jayne Houdyshell take a bow on FOLLIES' Broadway opening night.
Terri White takes a bow on opening night.
Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Jayne Houdyshell and Susan Watson on opening night.
Jan Maxwell on opening night.
Bernadette Peters and Danny Burstein on opening night.
Choreographer Warren Carlyle and director Eric Schaeffer celebrate opening night on Broadway.
Jenifer Foote receives the Gypsy Robe.
Jenifer Foote receives the Gypsy Robe from HAIR's Arbender Robinson.
Harvey Evans and Christian Delcroix at FOLLIES' Gypsy Robe ceremony.
Elaine Paige and director Eric Schaeffer at the Gypsy Robe ceremony.
Serendipity's FOLLIES sundae.
Sara Edwards, Kirsten Scott, Jenifer Foote, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Mathew deGuzman, Pamela Otterson and Brittany Marcin unveil Serendipity's FOLLIES sundae.
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version