Ron Raines and Bernadette Peters in Follies
(© Joan Marcus)
Ron Raines and Bernadette Peters in Follies
(© Joan Marcus)
Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, and Ron Raines will reprise their performances in The Kennedy Center's starry revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies when it transfers to Broadway's Marquis Theatre, beginning previews August 7, with an opening on September 12. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 1.

Eric Schaffer directs the production with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore, who also conducts the 28-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

In the musical, when former members of the "Weismann Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing of their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theater brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. The couples are played by Peters (Sally Durant Plummer), Maxwell (Phyllis Rogers Stone), Burstein as (Buddy Plummer), and Raines (Benjamin Stone). Additional Broadway casting will be announced in the near future.

The production features scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Kai Harada and the original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.

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