THE SCREENING ROOM: Looking Back at Follies Through the Years (Video)

By Playbill Staff
April 4, 2013

Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's landmark musical Follies premiered on Broadway April 4, 1971, at the Winter Garden Theatre, with a cast including Dorothy Collins, Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Gene Nelson and Yvonne De Carlo.



Playbill celebrates those leading men and their "Beautiful Girls" in the following collection of Follies videos from productions throughout the years.

Footage from the 1971 run-through.

Elaine Stritch performs "I'm Still Here."

Playbill's highlights from the 2011 Broadway revival.

 

The "Rain on the Roof" trio.

The 2011 Chicago production of "Follies."

 

Polly Bergen sings "I'm Still Here" at the Tony Awards.

 

The transformation to "Loveland."

Ann Miller performs "I'm Still Here."

 

Further highlights of the 2011 Broadway revival of Follies.

 

Dorothy Collins sings "Losing My Mind."

Elaine Paige sings "I'm Still Here."

 

Playbill's highlights of the 2012 Los Angeles transfer of Follies.

 

Barbra Streisand sings "I'm Still Here."

 

Barbara Cook performs "Losing My Mind."