21 Jul 2011
Production: Follies, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman, directed by Eric Schaeffer, choreographed by Warren Carlyle, starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige, Rosalind Elias, Jayne Houdyshell, Florence Lacey and Mary Beth Peil.
Previews: August 7, 2011
Opening: September 12, 2011
Closing: December 30, 2011
Venue: Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY
Follies concerns a group of former "Follies" stars who return to the site of their former glory, the Weismann Theatre, which is about to be demolished. Old wounds resurface as two Follies stars (Phyllis and Sally) and their husbands (Benjamin and Buddy) reassess their lives and what could have been.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.