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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2001 7:47 am 
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From the New York Times:<P><BR><B>In 'Follies,' an Octogenarian With All the Moves</B><P>By HILARY OSTLERE<BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>UNDER dim stage lighting at the Belasco Theater, Donald Saddler, 81, and Marge Champion, 80, rehearse their roles as the Whitmans, retired vaudeville dancers featured in the revival of "Follies," which opens on April 5. They dip, promenade, twirl and clinch in their "Danse d'Amour," conjuring up a bygone era of elegant ballroom practitioners like Tony and Renée De Marco, who brought exhibition dancing to its pinnacle.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/25/arts/25OSTL.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><P><BR>And again from the New York Times:<P><BR><B>'Follies' Shows It, Too, Is Still Here</B><P>By BARRY SINGER <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE Broadway musical has always been a haunted art form. Every Broadway musical performer or creator is shadowed by the spirits of those who have preceded them; every Broadway musical performance is instantly a phantom performance, never to be precisely repeated. The same may be said, of course, about straight drama on Broadway, but there is a difference. Distant music and echoing footsteps make for a better ghost story.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2001/03/25/arts/25SING.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2001 8:21 am 
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Image <P><BR>From the AP:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>'Follies' Returns to Broadway</B><P>Michael Kuchwara, AP<P>NEW YORK –– "Hats off, here they come, those beautiful girls." <P>That lyric by Stephen Sondheim is an announcement New York theater buffs have been waiting to hear for 30 years – the first Broadway revival of "Follies," a lavish, legendary musical about musicals and more.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010328/aponline120225_000.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited March 30, 2001).]


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2001 7:21 am 
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This is an article from Charles Isherwood in Variety:<P>"Ghosts of ``Follies'' haunt Broadway again <P>NEW YORK (Variety) - The famous ghosts of ``Follies'' have at last taken up residence again on Broadway, bringing a few new specters along.<P>Thirty years after the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical opened at the Winter Garden, ``Follies'' is haunting the Belasco, uneasily wearing the diadem of legend that it has accrued in the three decades since it closed."<P> <A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010406/en/review-stagefollies_1.html" TARGET=_blank>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010406/en/review-stagefollies_1.html</A>


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2001 12:43 pm 
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A review:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>'Follies' has new spring in its step <BR>Stirring revival links past and present</B><P>Steven Winn, SF Chronicle<P>New York -- The spectral light, gaudy plumed headdresses and craggy voices floating through the Belasco Theatre may symbolize the faded state of the Broadway musical to some. For others, the tenderly composed revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" should be cause to fall in love with the form all over again.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/04/21/DD235817.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:36 pm 
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<B>One More Serving of Sondheim: Signature Lines Up 'Follies'</B> <BR>By Jane Horwitz in The Washington Post<P><BR>Signature Theatre will finally get to put on Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," but Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer is saving it until next spring to give audiences a goodly break after this year's Kennedy Center "Sondheim Celebration" -- of which he's also artistic director.<P>After losing the rights to produce it this season because of the show's recent Broadway revival, Schaeffer will direct "Follies" from April 1 to May 11 in 2003.<P><A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17194-2002Mar25.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2002 2:54 am 
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I saw a lavish production in London in 1987, and the past Broadway revival of my favorite musical, FOLLIES.<P>The recently closed Broadway revival was sublime!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:47 am 
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It's never too late......<P>From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>Fun or Folly--She's Willing to Try<BR>She may be a theater veteran, but Patty Duke had never sung or danced on stage. Until now.</B><P>By IRENE LACHER<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Indeed, at the lofty age of 55, Duke is making her debut as a singer-dancer in the Reprise! production of "Follies," which runs through June 23 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-62981,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A>


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From the Los Angeles Times:<P><B>'Follies' Remains Marvelous Contradiction<BR>Stephen Sondheim's "musical tragicomedy" gets an uneven but affecting new production.</B> <P>By REED JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Arguably the best score ever written for an extended midlife crisis, Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" practically invented a new entertainment form when it stunned Broadway in 1971. Call it "musical tragicomedy."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Theater-X!ArticleDetail-63164,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A> <BR>


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 6:13 am 
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FOLLIES(At Signature Theatre through June 1)
Peter Marks, Washington Post
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Set at a reunion of ex-Follies girls, this musical complexly weaves the story of two disintegrating marriages into an evening of songs that both recall the past glories of the Ziegfeld era and reflect on the current miseries of its faded stars. "Follies" is in short a bear to stage, a fragile, beautiful one. Some enterprising directors have tried to tame it since the breathtaking original, often with disappointing results. Now, Eric Schaeffer has taken a well-earned crack at the musical. It's sad to say, but the eagerly anticipated production, whose initial run sold out before it opened, is far from the director's best work. This is a weakly cast and irritatingly amateurish incarnation of a show that, when performed satisfyingly, makes a convincing case for musical theater as art. The musical is about the illusions we create, in our lives as well as on the stage. Inadvertently, Signature has reinvented the show as the story of the reunion of the gallant former stalwarts of a broken-down community theater.
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Rousing `Follies' Revival
by MALCOLM JOHNSON, special to the Hartford Courant

To celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 75th birthday, Julianne Boyd has invested her little theater's new-found fame in a dauntingly ambitious production of one of the truly iconic works of the modern American theater.

published: June 29, 2005
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Social misfits in a dance around love in Talley's Folly
by BILL HIRSCHMANN for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

But in fact, Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly is a much older dance - slow and measured, to be sure, but more awkward and tentative, as damaged human beings risk exposure while pursuing true love.

published: July 20, 2005
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