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.
How to play a video
Click on a thumbnail to select a video. Then scroll up to the video player window and "click" on it to start the video.
Please provide video feedback!
Please take a minute to provide feedback on the videos you watch.
To rate, comment on or mark a video as a "favorite", simply click on the video once as it is playing in the video window below.
This will open the video within YouTube.
Watch the entire playlist
This list of videos is generated from a YouTube playlist. You can watch the entire playlist by
clicking this link and then selecting
"Play All Videos" on the right of the screen.
Best of Sondheim's Follies
About This Video
- Best of Sondheim's Follies - 09:45
- 5 stars / 20
- 7814 Views
- In Buddy's Eyes - Barbara Cook - Follies - 05:21
- 4.85 stars / 81
- 29136 Views
- I'm Still Here - Carol Burnett - Follies - Sondheim - 06:09
- 4.81 stars / 271
- 117415 Views
- Could I Leave You? - Lee Remick - Follies - 03:22
- 4.79 stars / 97
- 37369 Views
- Losing My Mind - Barbara Cook - Follies - 04:22
- 4.95 stars / 464
- 136043 Views
- The Story of Lucy and Jessie - Lee Remick - Follies - 04:39
- 4.76 stars / 49
- 15061 Views
How to play a video
- Click on a thumbnail to select a video
- Scroll up to the video player window
- Click the play icon to start the video
Key to video thumbnails
- Video title - Running time
- Avg rating / Ratings count
- View count
- Link to YouTube channel