Sondheim's Follies: Tony-Winning Broadway Hit at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Follies was Saturday June 9, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien will direct a lavish new production of one of the world's… More
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Featured review from Frank ParrRed Velvet
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This was a wonderful escapist enchanting evening in the theater. If you are a Sondheim fan you shouldn't miss it. The four leads are standouts and the rest of the ensemble doesn't disappoint. Terri White brings down the house. It took a bit of time for the story to drag me in but once I was on board I really enjoyed the ride.
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We're Sondheim fans, but this is not his best. Some numbers were terrific, others pretty much of a bust because we couldn't understand the lyrics. Even as to the dialogue, there were many apparent jokes or zinger exit lines that we didn't get...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Blissful … bejeweled … ingenious … _Follies _appears to be the heavy favorite to win the Tony for best revival this year. If you head to the Ahmanson, you’ll understand why.” —Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“A magnificent cast. Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece … now works on all four cylinders, Victoria Clark being joined by the deservedly Tony-nominated Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines and Danny Burstein.” —Variety
“A pitch-perfect production … a unique opportunity for Angelenos to see some of the most talented women of the Great White Way.” —Entertainment Weekly
“We are tremendously proud to bring Follies to the Ahmanson,” said Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director. “It is a coup for Center Theatre Group to get it and a gift for Los Angeles audiences to receive it.”
With an extraordinarily 28-piece orchestra,_ Follies_ features one of the largest casts (forty-one) ever to appear on the Ahmanson stage. Follies stars four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark as Sally Durant Plummer, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Maxwell, Burstein, Raines and Paige are all returning to the roles they originated on Broadway.
Also returning to their roles are Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman, and Terri White as Stella Deems. They are joined by Grammy Award winner Carol Neblett as Heidi Schiller and Tony Award winner Sammy Williams as Theodore Whitman, plus a 20-member song and dance ensemble.
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.**