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Follies   

 
Winter Garden Theatre , (4/04/1971 - 7/01/1972)
First Preview:Mar 24, 1971 Total Previews:12
Opening Date:Apr 04, 1971   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 1972 Total Performances:522

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: A party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tonight.
Comments: "Follies" was originally titled "The Girls Upstairs"


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Book by James Goldman; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Dance arrangements by John Berkman; Choral arrangements by Harold Hastings; Assistant Musical Dir.: Paul Cianci
Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett; Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Associate Choreographer: Bob Avian
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hairstylist: Joe Tubens; Make-Up Design by Ted Azar; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Make-up executed by Charles La France; Assistant to Mr. Aronson: Lisa Jalowetz, John J. Moore and James F. Göhl; Assistant to Ms. Musser: Spencer Mosse; Assistant to Miss Klotz: Domingo Rodriguez and Joseph E. Miller
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Fritz Holt; Stage Manager: George Martin; Production Supervisor: Ruth Mitchell; Assistant Stage Mgr: John Grigas
Party Musician: Taft Jordan, Aaron Bell, Charles Spies and Robert Curtis; Music published by Tommy Valando; Music Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Press Representative: Mary Bryant, Stanley F. Kaminsky, Sadie Stein and Susan L. Schulman; Assistant to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman Meyers; Assistant to Mr. Bennett: Graciela Daniele and Mary Jane Houdina; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Dance Captain: George Martin; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Production Assistant: Ted Chapin
Cast
Dorothy Collins Sally Durant Plummer
John McMartin Benjamin Stone
Gene Nelson Buddy Plummer
Alexis Smith Phyllis Rogers Stone
Yvonne De Carlo Carlotta Campion
Roy Barry Singer and Dancer
Michael Bartlett Roscoe
Helon Blount Dee Dee West
Steven Boockvor Singer and Dancer
Suzanne Briggs Showgirl
Trudy Carson Showgirl
Ethel Barrymore Colt Christine Crane
Kathie Dalton Showgirl
Graciela Daniele Young Vanessa
Singer and Dancer
Fifi D'Orsay Solange LaFitte
Harvey Evans Young Buddy
Victor Griffin Vincent
John Grigas Chauffeur
Mary Jane Houdina Young Hattie
Singer and Dancer
Justine Johnston Heidi Schiller
Fred Kelly Willy Wheeler
Dick Latessa Major-Domo
Sonja Levkova Sandra Donovan
Victoria Mallory Young Heidi
John J. Martin Max Deems
Ursula Maschmeyer Showgirl
Mary McCarty Stella Deems
Michael Misita Young Vincent
Singer and Dancer
Arnold Moss Dimitri Weismann
Joseph Nelson Singer and Dancer
Ralph Nelson Kevin
Singer and Dancer
Rita O'Connor Singer and Dancer
Julie Pars Singer and Dancer
Linda Perkins Showgirl
Kurt Peterson Young Ben
Suzanne Rogers Singer and Dancer
Marti Rolph Young Sally
Virginia Sandifur Young Phyllis
Ethel Shutta Hattie Walker
Sheila Smith Meredith Lane
Marcie Stringer Emily Whitman
Margot Travers Showgirl
Jayne Turner Vanessa
Kenneth Urmston Singer and Dancer
Peter Walker Chet Richards
Donald Weissmuller Singer and Dancer
Charles Welch Theodore Whitman
Standbys: Sheila Smith (Carlotta Campion, Phyllis Rogers Stone, Solange LaFitte) and Edwin Steffe (Dimitri Weismann)
Understudies: Helon Blount (Christine Crane, Hattie Walker, Stella Deems), Ethel Barrymore Colt (Heidi Schiller, Sally Durant Plummer), Fred Kelly (Dimitri Weismann, Major-Domo, Theodore Whitman), Dick Latessa (Buddy Plummer), Sonja Levkova (Vanessa), Peter Walker (Benjamin Stone) and Donald Weissmuller (Vincent)
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Harold Prince
 1972 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by James Goldman
winner 1972 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1972 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Alexis Smith
 1972 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Dorothy Collins
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Gene Nelson
winner 1972 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Boris Aronson
winner 1972 Best Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
winner 1972 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Tharon Musser
winner 1972 Best Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1972 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Harold Prince
winner 1972 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Michael Bennett
Drama Desk Award
winner 1971 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Michael Bennett
winner 1971 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1971 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1971 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
winner 1971 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Performer: Alexis Smith
winner 1971 Outstanding Director [winner]
Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett
Beautiful Girls Roscoe and Company
Don't Look at Me Benjamin Stone and Sally Durant Plummer
Waiting for the Girls Upstairs Buddy Plummer, Benjamin Stone, Phyllis Rogers Stone, Sally Durant Plummer, Young Buddy, Young Ben, Young Phyllis and Young Sally
Rain on the Roof Emily Whitman and Theodore Whitman
Ah, Paris! Solange LaFitte
Broadway Baby Hattie Walker
The Road You Didn't Take Benjamin Stone
Bolero d'Amour Vincent and Vanessa
In Buddy's Eyes Sally Durant Plummer
Who's That Woman? Stella Deems and Company
I'm Still Here Carlotta Campion
Too Many Mornings Benjamin Stone and Sally Durant Plummer
The Right Girl Buddy Plummer
One More Kiss Heidi Schiller and Young Heidi
Could I Leave You? Phyllis Rogers Stone
Loveland Ensemble
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow Young Phyllis and Young Ben
Love Will See Us Through Young Sally and Young Buddy
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues Buddy Plummer, Buddy's Blues "Margie" and Buddy's Blues "Sally"
Losing My Mind Sally Durant Plummer
The Story of Lucy and Jessie Phyllis Rogers Stone
Live, Laugh, Love Benjamin Stone