Follies in Concert (1986)

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Original Title: Follies in Concert
Type: TV Episode
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 Minutes    (1 Hours : 30 Minutes)
Release Date: 14 Mar 1986
Is Adult: No
Rated: n/A
Michael Houldey
James Goldman
Andre Gregory, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Rubin  »


Film of the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The plot of the musical centers around a reunion of showgirls who appeared in an annual Follies extravaganza when it was staged between the wars. Sally and Phyllis are two of these former showgirls, now middle-aged. Sally is married to Buddy, and Phyllis is married to Ben. Sally is unhappy with Buddy, and still is madly in love with Ben after a brief affair they had when they were younger. Phyllis is going to divorce Ben, so all seems right. But the reason Phyllis is divorcing Ben is because he is incapable of showing real, genuine love. Will Sally truly be happy if she leaves Buddy and marries Ben? Okay, the plot isn't much, but the songs are wonderful. The show features frequent "pastiche numbers" in which other former showgirls perform numbers in the style of the period in which this Follies was staged. These numbers, juxtaposed against the moving "book songs," make for a truly brilliant score. Written by Anonymous

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Follies in Concert (United States)

  • Company

    Ellen M. Krass Productions

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification


  • Location

    Avery Fisher Hall
    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Columbus Avenue & 61st Street
    New York City
    New York

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