Stephen Sondheim's 'Follies'

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jennifer Foote, Danny Burstein and Kiira Schmidt in 'Follies.' Jennifer Foote, Danny Burstein and Kiira Schmidt in 'Follies." (© Joan Marcus)

The 1971 musical Follies, with a score by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman, has opened the fall season on Broadway with a splash of acid-tinged nostalgia. The revival production began in Washington, D.C., this summer.

The New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood reports on the show’s look after the move from the Kennedy Center to the Marquis Theater.


Comments [3]

Doug Plaut

Yay follies!

Sep. 21 2011 07:46 PM
Nora Peyton from New Vernon, NJ

I smiled a bit when I heard Jeff and Christopher Isherwood talking about Bernadette Peters being too "glam" when she sang Don't Look at Me. Any women knows that no matter how great you might look to others, it is very easy to have a very un-glam vision of yourself at points in your life.

Sep. 21 2011 02:05 PM
daniel deely from former nyc, current kitty hawk NC

My request- Rachmaninoff Concerto in C Sharp Minor.......back story:
as a young child (8- 10) I saw a TV show on Studio One called "Prelude To a Murder" and this music was used for the theme music...I was fascinated to search it down, and that began my like of classical music....

Sep. 21 2011 05:32 AM

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