Follies the New Broadway Cast Recording (2011) - 2 CD Set. Contains 52-page full-color booklet with essay, synopsis, lyrics, production photos and a brief note from the album producer.
Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Goldman’s landmark 1971 musical returns to Broadway in a production The New York Times raved "[makes] you realize anew just why Follies is one of the greatest musicals ever written."
A bittersweet look at the follies of youth seen through the eyes of age and experience, this new production stars two-time Tony Award-winner Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony Award-nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony Award-nominee Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, three-time Emmy Award-nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and four-time Olivier Award-nominee Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion, under the direction of Eric Schaeffer. The cast of 41 is backed up by a 28-piece orchestra, conducted by James Moore. The Tony Award-winning score reveals the full range of Sondheim's brilliance, nimbly alternating between incisive, insightful book numbers ("Waiting for the Girls Upstairs," "The Road You Didn’t Take" and "Could I Leave You") and stunning pastiches of yesteryear ("Broadway Baby," "Beautiful Girls" and "Losing My Mind").
"Welcome to our first - and last - reunion..."
"You came; you’re really here..."
Don’t Look at Me
"I never get to talk..."
Waiting for the Girls Upstairs
Rain on the Roof
The Road You Didn't Take
In Buddy's Eyes
"Let's dish. Tell me everything..."
Who's That Woman?
"I had a Follies number once..."
I'm Still Here
Too Many Mornings
The Right Girl
"Men are so sweet..."
One More Kiss
"According to statistics..."
Could I Leave You?
"You'll make a good wife, Phyl..."
You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through
The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues
Losing My Mind
The Story of Lucy and Jessie
Live, Laugh, Love
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