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Follies [libretto]

by Stephen Sondheim (Lyrics), James Goldman (Book)

Other authors: David Benedict (Introduction)

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Sondheim's landmark musical about a reunion of showgirls, with a book by James Goldman. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Including such classic songs as 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here' and 'Losing My Mind', James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical was originally staged in New York in 1971, and received its British premiere in 1987. This edition was published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre, London, in 2017, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Imelda Staunton.… (more)
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Sondheim's landmark musical about a reunion of showgirls, with a book by James Goldman. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Including such classic songs as 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here' and 'Losing My Mind', James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical was originally staged in New York in 1971, and received its British premiere in 1987. This edition was published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre, London, in 2017, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Imelda Staunton.

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Sondheim's landmark musical about a reunion of showgirls, with a book by James Goldman.

New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves.

Including such classic songs as 'Broadway Baby', 'I'm Still Here' and 'Losing My Mind', James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical was originally staged in New York in 1971, and received its British premiere in 1987.

This edition was published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre, London, in 2017, directed by Dominic Cooke and starring Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Philip Quast and Imelda Staunton.

It features an exclusive introduction by David Benedict, former chief London critic for Variety, and Sondheim's authorised biographer.
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