Broadway Follies Cast, Now Complete, Begins Rehearsals July 18

News   Broadway Follies Cast, Now Complete, Begins Rehearsals July 18
 
Casting is complete for the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center production of Follies, starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines and Danny Burstein. Previews begin Aug. 7 at the Marquis Theatre. Rehearsals for the production start July 18.

Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters Photo by Joan Marcus

Don Correia, who stood-by for the roles of Theodore Whitman, Benjamin Stone and Buddy Plummer in the 2001 Broadway revival of Follies, will step into the role of song-and-dance man Whitman opposite previously announced Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman. The two perform "Rain on the Roof."

Follies returns to Broadway with a 28-piece orchestra following an early-summer run at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Eric Schaeffer directs the production, which will officially open Sept. 12. Warren Carlyle is choreographer.  

The principal foursome who reunite to hash out old affairs and stumble through a song or two includes two-time Tony Award winner Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony nominee Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony nominee Burstein as Buddy Plummer and three-time Emmy Award nominee Raines as Benjamin Stone.

Completing the Follies cast of showgirls and their stage door Johnnys are Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion, Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Terri White as Stella Deems, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis and Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi.

The ensemble includes Lawrence Alexander, Brandon Bieber, John Carroll, Mathew deGuzman, Sara Edwards, Leslie Donna Flesner, Jenifer Foote, Suzanne Hylenski, Danielle Jordan, Joseph Kolinski, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Brittany Marcin, Erin N. Moore, Pamela Otterson, Clifton Samuels, Kiira Schmidt, Brian Shepard, Jessica Sheridan, Amos Wolff and Ashley Yeater. The production has scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Kai Harada and features Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations.

Follies has a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by the late James Goldman. It was originally directed and produced on Broadway by Harold Prince in 1971 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

For tickets, phone (877) 250-2929 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Danny Burstein (center) with Jenifer Foote and Kiira Schmidt
Danny Burstein (center) with Jenifer Foote and Kiira Schmidt Photo by Joan Marcus
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