Plays Directory : Follies

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Stephen Sondheim, James Goldman
  • Written
    1971
  • Setting
    New York, USA
  • Overview
    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies," a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone, who are attending the reunion. Sally and Phyllis were showgirls in the Follies. Both couples are deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road; Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago; and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. Several of the former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by the ghosts of their former selves.

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4 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Antonia Petruccelli
Antonia Petruccelli
Assistant Stage Manager
2013, Assistant Stage Manager
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Danielle Hurley
Danielle Hurley
Stage Manager
2013, Assistant Stage Manager
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Alternative Names

Follies In Concert