Look Back at Stephen Sondheim’s Follies on Broadway

Archival Photos   Look Back at Stephen Sondheim’s Follies on Broadway
The show originally opened on Broadway April 4, 1971, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
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Yvonne DeCarlo, Alexis Smith, and Michael Bartlett Martha Swope/©NYPL for the Performing Arts

Follies first opened at the Winter Garden on April 4, 1971, 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 show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, ran for over 500 performances. The cast included Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, Alexis Smith, Gene Nelson, Yvonne De Carlo, Fifi D'Orsay, and Graciela Daniele.

Read the 1971 Playbill in the Vault.

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