MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 04, 1971
Closing Date
Jul 01, 1972
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1971
1st Preview
Mar 24, 1971
Previews
12
Performances
522
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Winter Garden Theatre
(Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)

Setting
A party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tonight.

Comments
"Follies" was originally titled "The Girls Upstairs"

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
Sally Durant Plummer
Benjamin Stone
Buddy Plummer
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Carlotta Campion
Singer and Dancer
Dee Dee West
Singer and Dancer
Showgirl
Showgirl
Christine Crane
Showgirl
Young Vanessa
 
Singer and Dancer
Solange LaFitte
Young Buddy
Vincent
Chauffeur
Young Hattie
 
Singer and Dancer
Heidi Schiller
Willy Wheeler
Major-Domo
Sandra Donovan
Young Heidi
Max Deems
Stella Deems
Young Vincent
 
Singer and Dancer
Dimitri Weismann
Singer and Dancer
Kevin
 
Singer and Dancer
Singer and Dancer
Singer and Dancer
Showgirl
Young Ben
Singer and Dancer
Young Sally
Young Phyllis
Hattie Walker
Meredith Lane
Emily Whitman
Showgirl
Vanessa
Singer and Dancer
Chet Richards
Singer and Dancer
Theodore Whitman
Standby: Sheila Smith (Phyllis Rogers Stone, Carlotta Campion, Solange LaFitte) and Edwin Steffe (Dimitri Weismann)
Understudies: Helon Blount (Christine Crane, Hattie Walker, Stella Deems), Ethel Barrymore Colt (Sally Durant Plummer, Heidi Schiller), Fred Kelly (Major-Domo, Theodore Whitman, Dimitri Weismann), Dick Latessa (Buddy Plummer), Sonja Levkova (Vanessa), Peter Walker (Benjamin Stone) and Donald Weissmuller (Vincent)

Winter Garden Theatre (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)

Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Company Manager: John Caruso
Assistant Stage Mgr: Donald Weissmuller
Party Musician: John Blowers

Cast

Emily Whitman
Kevin
Young Phyllis
Christine Crane
Showgirl
Singer and Dancer
Singer and Dancer
Young Ben
Theodore Whitman
Theodore Whitman
Meredith Lane
Major-Domo
Young Hattie
 
Singer and Dancer
Singer and Dancer
Young Heidi
Singer and Dancer
Singer and Dancer
Christine Crane
Showgirl
Young Vanessa
Willy Wheeler
Standby: Jan Clayton (Sally Durant Plummer), Ted Lawrie (Buddy Plummer) and Marion Marlowe (Phyllis Rogers Stone, Carlotta Campion)
Understudies: Sonja Levkova (Solange LaFitte), Suzanne Rogers (Young Phyllis) and Ken Urmston (Young Ben)
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
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

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1972 Nominee
Produced by Harold Prince
 

Best Book of a Musical

1972 Nominee
Book by James Goldman

Best Original Score

1972 Winner
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Actress in a Musical

1972 Winner
Alexis Smith
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Dorothy Collins
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Gene Nelson

Best Scenic Design

1972 Winner
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson

Best Costume Design

1972 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz

Best Lighting Design

1972 Winner
Lighting Design by Tharon Musser

Best Choreography

1972 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Best Direction of a Musical

1972 Winner
Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Choreography

1971 Winner
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Lyrics

1971 Winner
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1971 Winner
Music by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Costume Design

1971 Winner
Costume Design by Florence Klotz

Outstanding Set Design

1971 Winner
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson

Outstanding Performance

1971 Winner
Alexis Smith

Outstanding Director

1971 Winner
Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett
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