Follies

Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre

  • First Preview: March 24, 1971
  • Opening Date: April 4, 1971
  • Closing Date: July 1, 1972
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 522

Book: James Goldman

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Stephen Sondheim

Synopsis

The Weismann Follies showgirls reunite before their old theatre is torn down, singing and dancing their old numbers and confronting past regrets and misplaced hopes, in Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's look at the decay of American show business and the dangers of living in the past.

 

Opening Night Cast

Dorothy Collins Sally Durant Plummer
John McMartin in Follies John McMartin Benjamin Stone
Gene Nelson in Follies Gene Nelson Buddy Plummer
Alexis Smith Phyllis Rogers Stone
Yvonne De Carlo Carlotta Campion
Michael Bartlett Roscoe
Helon Blount Dee Dee West
Ethel Barrymore Colt Christine Crane
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Opening Night Production Credits

James Goldman James Goldman Book
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Choreographer
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Choreography Michael Bennett Winner
1971 Outstanding Costume Design Florence Klotz Winner
1971 Outstanding Director Harold Prince Winner
1971 Outstanding Director Michael Bennett Winner
1971 Outstanding Lyrics Stephen Sondheim Winner
1971 Outstanding Music Stephen Sondheim Winner
1971 Outstanding Performance Alexis Smith Winner
1971 Outstanding Set Design Boris Aronson Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Best Musical Stephen Sondheim
James Goldman
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Outstanding Musical   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1972 Actress in a Musical Alexis Smith Winner
1972 Actress in a Musical Dorothy Collins Nominee
1972 Book of a Musical James Goldman Nominee
1972 Choreography Michael Bennett Winner
1972 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Florence Klotz Winner
1972 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince
Michael Bennett
Winner
1972 Featured Actor in a Musical Gene Nelson Nominee
1972 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Tharon Musser Winner
1972 Musical   Nominee
1972 Original Score Stephen Sondheim Winner
1972 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Boris Aronson Winner
 
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