TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2011, The Kennedy Center’s critically acclaimed production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Follies, opens at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. The cast is headed by Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

For more on the 2011 Broadway revival of Follies, including photos, videos, and a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.


I just watched Gregg Barnes’ Designing Broadway segment on Broadway.com and felt like his designs for the last revival of Follies needed to be shared again because OH MY GOD SO MANY HAND-BEADED COSTUMES. Honestly, other than the mens’ costumes in the reality/past and Sally’s pink floral dress, was there a single piece of fabric that wasn’t coated in sparkle?

Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
  • Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
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“Waiting For the Girls Upstairs” Follies Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Jan Maxwell, Bernadette Peters, Christian Delcroix, Nick Verina, Kirsten Scott, and Lora Lee Gayer