Victoria Clark, Donna Murphy, Victor Garber and Michael McGrath headed the cast of the City Center Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies. Casey Nicholaw provided direction and choreography.
The classic musical — set in 1971 at a party on the stage of the deteriorating Weismann Theatre — was the first show of the Encores! season. Clark portrayed Sally Durant Plummer with Murphy as Phyllis Stone, Garber as Benjamin Stone and McGrath as Buddy Plummer.
At left (from top): Victoria Clark and Donna Murphy; director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw; Christine Baranski and Joanne Worley; composer Stephen Sondheim; Leena Chopra and Lucine Amara; Diane J. Findlay and Bernard E. Fitch; Denise Payne, Ashlee Fife and Emily Fletcher; Jenny Powers and Donna Murphy; Donna McKechnie, Harvey Evans and Casey Nicholaw; Victoria Clark and Barbara Cook; Martin Short; Barbara Cook and Yvonne Constant.
Below: The company of Follies takes their final bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben