Eric Schaeffer and Warren Carlyle Go Behind the Scenes of Kennedy Center's Follies (Video)

PlayBlog   Eric Schaeffer and Warren Carlyle Go Behind the Scenes of Kennedy Center's Follies (Video)
The star-studded production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies officially opened at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts May 21 following previews that began May 7.

Director Eric Schaeffer and choreographer Warren Carlyle talk about working with the stars of the production, who include two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

Follies, according to Kennedy Center, "is a bittersweet look at the follies of youth seen through the eyes of age and experience. When former members of the 'Weismann's Follies' reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their glorious 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."

In the "Behind the Curtain" series from the Kennedy Center, Schaeffer discusses his vision for Follies and Carlyle offers a glimpse into choreography rehearsals prior to opening night.

To see what Schaeffer and Carlyle have to say about Follies, look below:

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