Follies Musical Lyrics

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Follies Lyrics

The opening took place on Broadway in 1971, after a preview in Boston in 1971. Winter Garden hosted premiere, Michael Bennett was its developer (choreographer & co-director), S. Sondheim did music, B. Aronson designed the scene, F. Klotz was a costume designer, T. Musser was illuminator. Actors: A. Smith, J. McMartin, D. Collins, G. Nelson, Y. D. Carlo, F. D'Orsay, J. Johnston, M. McCarty, A. Moss, E. Shutta, M. Stringer, C. Welch, T. Whitman.

The closure was a year later, after 534 shows, including 12 preliminary ones. Although a good number of hits, the show was a financial failure, bringing its producers almost USD 0.8 million losses. The show did not go on tour or moved across the ocean, as in Los Angeles the show didn’t succeed. Broadway’s staging room was not filled to the required percentage, although the show is now considered classics, more than 40 years after its premiere.

Recording of music was cutted during recording and some songs were not only cut, but discarded at all in an attempt to fit a long music party on 1 disc instead of the two previously planned – due to the commercial failure of the musical.

Subsequent noticeable plays were: 1972 (LA), 1985 (Lincoln Center, twice), 1987–1989 (West End, Shaftesbury Theatre, 644 show, reworked version), 1988 (Michigan Opera Theatre), 1995 (Houston, Texas and 5th Avenue Theatre), 1996 and 1998 (Dublin), 1996 (London), 1998 (Sydney), 2001 (Broadway, Belasco Theatre, 140 hits, including preliminary), 2002 (London), 2002 (Los Angeles), 2005 (Massachusetts), 2007 (New York City), 2011 (Broadway – this show brought its creators USD 7 million), 2011 (Kennedy Center), 2012 (Los Angeles), 2013 (France).
Release date: 1971
Last Update:February, 24th 2016

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