Hmmm... I can imagine where the negatives are coming from--different night, different show, perhaps? We had seen this at the Kennedy Center and enjoyed it?but were completely knocked-out by the Bway revisions. Out of the five productions of this show I have seen, this one is tops. Left me breathless and totally blown away?just like the reviews said, which is so unusual. Bernadette has gone so deep into her performance?an impressive journey from the time in DC: its a real stinger now. Hooray for Jan Maxwell--wowee!! Burstein is a show in himself and Raines left me with goosebumps. Actually, everyone has grown with their roles and the newcomers picked up the slack where some of the originals dallied. The direction has clarified so many things this time around. And that annoying way most versions shove the first act production numbers together without a proper segue between them has miraculously disappeared. If I had the bucks, Id go again. And maybe again. Loved it!
Follies on Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2011