Gregory Harrison, who takes the leading Follies role of Ben Stone, posed with Sandy Duncan at the Follies opening night party April 5. Duncan, who most recently appeared on Broaway in Chicago, is also remembered for her portrayal of the boy who wouldn't grow up, Peter Pan.
Stephen Sondheim's Follies recreates the theatrical milieu of magnificently costumed and coiffured girls and the vaudeville dancers and performers, who made up the "follies" shows between the two world wars. At the crumbling Weismann Theatre, ghosts and showgirls from the theatre's legendary past reunite and reflect on their lives. When Folliesfirst opened at the Winter Garden on April 4, 1971 the production was directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, with choreography by Bennett. Follies earned seven 1972 Tony Awards and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical. The revival of Follies is set to run through Sept. 30.