Directed by Julianne Boyd, Follies — in celebration of Sondheim's 75th birthday — will play through July 16 with an official opening June 26. The cast features Leslie Denniston (Phyllis), Jeff McCarthy (Ben), Kim Crosby (Sally), Lara Teeter (Buddy), Marni Nixon (Heidi), Gordon Stanley (Dimitri), Donna McKechnie (Carlotta), Natalie Mosco (Emily), Diane Houghton (Hattie), David Young (Theodore), Joy Franz (Solange), Diane J. Findlay (Stella), Marvin Einhorn (Sam), Eric Ulloa (Young Ben), John Patrick (Young Buddy), Nili Bassman (Young Phyllis) and Elise Molinelli (Young Sally) with Jason Johnson, Rose O’Hara, Carissa Lopez, Michelle Dyer, Steven Parmenter and Bettina Tyler-Lewis.
The creative team comprises Michael Anania (set design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design) and Randy Hansen (sound design).
Follies, which was revived on Broadway in 2001 with a cast led by Judith Ivey, Blythe Danner, Treat Williams, Gregory Harrison and Polly Bergen, is set in a dilapidated theatre about to be torn down and features a book by James Goldman. The musical premiered at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in April 1971 with a score that boasts such tunes as "Beautiful Girls," "Broadway Baby," "In Buddy's Eyes," "I'm Still Here," "Could I Leave You?," "Losing My Mind" and "Who's That Woman?" Among the original cast were Dick Latessa, Alexis Smith, Yvonne De Carlo, John McMartin, Gene Nelson and Dorothy Collins.
The Barrington Stage Company is located within the Consolati Performing Arts Center at 491 Berkshire School Road. The box office can be reached by calling (413) 528-8888.
The Barrington season will continue with The Importance of Being Earnest (July 21-Aug. 7) and William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle (Aug. 11-28). Visit www.barringtonstageco.org for more information.