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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 [See More]
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
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
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Fritz Holt; Stage Manager: George Martin; Production Supervisor: Ruth Mitchell
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; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Dance Captain: George Martin; Advertising: Ingram Ash
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
Helon Blount
Dee Dee West
Steven Boockvor
Singer and Dancer
Suzanne Briggs
Trudy Carson
Ethel Barrymore Colt
Christine Crane
Kathie Dalton
Graciela Daniele
Young Vanessa
Singer and Dancer
Fifi D'Orsay
Solange LaFitte
Harvey Evans
Young Buddy
Victor Griffin
John Grigas
Mary Jane Houdina
Young Hattie
Singer and Dancer
Justine Johnston
Heidi Schiller
Fred Kelly
Willy Wheeler
Dick Latessa
Sonja Levkova
Sandra Donovan
Victoria Mallory
Young Heidi
John J. Martin
Max Deems
Ursula Maschmeyer
Mary McCarty
Stella Deems
Michael Misita
Young Vincent
Singer and Dancer
Arnold Moss
Dimitri Weismann
Joseph Nelson
Singer and Dancer
Ralph Nelson
Singer and Dancer
Rita O'Connor
Singer and Dancer
Julie Pars
Singer and Dancer
Linda Perkins
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
Jayne Turner
Kenneth Urmston
Singer and Dancer
Peter Walker
Chet Richards
Donald Weissmuller
Singer and Dancer
Charles Welch
Theodore Whitman
Standby: 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]
Alexis Smith
winner 1971 Outstanding Director [winner]
Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett
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