Follies in Concert
Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman.
The play was nominated for eleven Tonys and won seven.
The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett.
For commercial reasons, the cast album was cut from two LPs to one early in production.
Most songs were therefore heavily abridged and several were left entirely unrecorded.
A concert at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center (NYC) was produced September 6 and 7, 1985;
it starred Barbara Cook (Sally), George Hearn (Benjamin), Mandy Patinkin (Buddy), and Lee Remick (Phyllis),
and featured Carol Burnett (Carlotta), Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi, Elaine Stritch, Phyllis Newman and Licia Albanese.
The esteemed New York Philharmonic accompanied.
Among the reasons the concert was staged was to provide an opportunity to record the entire score.
The resulting album was much more complete than the original cast album.
A highly recommended (region 1 only) DVD of the concert has been released titled "Follies: In Concert."
These videos are excerpts from that DVD. On the DVD, however, most of the "behind-the-scenes" footage was presented first followed
by concert excerpts. In making these videos, we combined the two parts together.
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Best of Sondheim's Follies
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- Best of Sondheim's Follies - 09:45
- 5 stars / 19
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- In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook - Follies - 05:21
- 4.85 stars / 78
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- I'm Still Here - Carol Burnett - Follies - Sondheim - 06:09
- 4.8 stars / 238
- 105546 Views
- Could I Leave You? - Lee Remick - Follies - 03:22
- 4.77 stars / 87
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- Losing My Mind - Barbara Cook - Follies - 04:22
- 4.95 stars / 417
- 121686 Views
- The Story of Lucy and Jessie - Lee Remick - Follies - 04:39
- 4.71 stars / 42
- 13802 Views
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