Presented by Richard Douglas Productions, the one-night-only concert on Feb. 4, 2007, will benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Kingston Hospital Cancer Unit Appeal. Among those already scheduled to perform are Josephine Barstow, Bonaventura Bottone, Maria Friedman, Adam-Jon Fiorentino, Laura Michelle Kelly, Liliane Montevecchi, Charlotte Page, Michael Praed, Philip Quast, Angela Rippon, Liz Robertson, Imelda Staunton, Summer Strallen and Ian Talbot. The 7:15 PM concert of the classic Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will be directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer with musical direction by Richard Balcombe. The creative team will also include Mark Nimmin (lighting design) and Gareth Owen (sound design).
Follies, with songs by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Goldman, was originally directed by Harold Prince on Broadway in 1971. Since then, it has received a legendary star-filled concert at Lincoln Center in 1985, a Roundabout revival on Broadway directed by Matthew Warchus in 2001, and numerous regional mountings, including a Paper Mill Playhouse engagement that featured Donna McKechnie and the late Ann Miller. The classic Sondheim score also boasts such tunes as "I'm Still Here," "Broadway Baby," "Could I Leave You?," "Waiting for the Girls Upstairs" and "The Road You Didn't Take."
The London Palladium is located on Argyll Street in London. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.seetickets.com.