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Follies

Follies

James Goldman, Stephen Sondheim

ISBN: 9781848426825

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.


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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.

'A stunning musical... a pastiche so brilliant as to be breathtaking'  New York Daily News

'a landmark musical...a work of art'  New York Times

'a grand and lilting pastiche of legendary musical styles... the songs are cunning, melodic motifs laced with provocative lyrics that dutifully define each character with clarity and purpose...merges past and present with resonating counterpoint'  Variety

'uniquely powerful and evanescent'   Los Angeles Times

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James Goldman

James Goldman (1927-1998) was an American playwright, novelist, and screenwriter, honored with an Academy Award for the screen adaptation of his own play The Lion in Winter. He is also the author of the screenplays for Robin and Marion, Nicholas and Alexandra, and White Nights; and the book for Stephen Sondheim's stage musical Follies. Mr. Goldman was born in Chicago and was a graduate of the ... view full profile

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