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Review â Follies Author James Goldman ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB A deft eye for storytelling to tell not only the story of Ben Phyllis Sally and Buddy but also the story of how the promise of America between the World Wars disintegrated into memory Considered by many to be one of the best American musicals of all time and still at the peak of form and craft Those that saw the original Broadway production in 1971 and the all star Lincoln Center concert in 1985 remember it as one of the most dazzling and poignant shows everA stunning musicala pastiche so brilliant as. I love the music from this show I am not going to lie about that The original cast album is filled with electric performances from Yvonne DeCarlo Alexis Smith and Dorothy Collins The London cast album boasts the charming Diana Rigg as Phyllis and the concert recording has Carol Burnett Lee Remick and Elaine Stritch among its performers Follies is a show that is well served by it s recordings which is a good thing because the book itself is than a little depressing The plot takes place at a reunion of the Weissman Follies as the theater they performed in from 1918 to 1941 is about to be torn down and replaced with a parking garage A good deal of the action takes place in the minds of the two leading couples Mr Ben Stone and his wife Phyllis and Mr Buddy Plummer and his wife Sally as they travel back in time to their youth when the ladies were chorus girls in the Follies Both couples are in unhappy marriages and through the course of events we learn that Buddy loves Sally Sally loves Ben Ben loves Phyllis and Phyllis used to love Ben but is completely disenchanted with him The book over all is unsatisfying It does not have the sparkle that Sondheim s music seems to reuire Sondheim s lyrics also occasionally clash with as characters spoken dialogue That is probably the main reason this show is only rarely performed It s one hell of a cast album but probably a misery to sit through live

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Review â Follies Author James Goldman ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB To be breathtaking New York Daily News Follies is utterly magnificent Women’s Wear DailyStephen Sondheim is the preeminent composer and lyricist of the American musical theatre His best known works include West Side Story Gypsy Sunday in the Park with George Into the Woods Company among others Mr Sondheim celebrates his 70th birthday this yearThe late James Goldman is best known for his play and screenplay A Lion in Winter and also was the author of Blood Sweat and Stanley Poole and A Family Affair. Overall the 1971 script is much better I do like the new order of scenes and some songs in this script I think they help the flow of the show better There are however many charming elements missing from the monologues and cameo scenes by the other Follies actors The text between the main couples is really watered down in a number of places not least of which is the rather anti climactic ending I much prefer the original ending especially Sally s lines oh dear God it is tomorrow which is such an important moment for her character Stick with the original if you can get it This is well worth the read if only to fully appreciate the original

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Review â Follies Author James Goldman ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB On the eve of its destruction the once glorious Weissman Theatre is filled with the ghosts of its past as showgirls from 40 years ago reunite to glamorize the old days and relive bygone memories of promise and splendor For two jaded middle aged couples coming face to face with what might have been proves to be a shattering experience The genius script by Sondheim and Goldman makes a cinematic nightmarish hallucination of past and present blended together employing lush era musical theatre pastiche and. Picked this up after reading Ted Chapin s Everything Was Possible and there s just something about it that really appeals to me The plot that Gloria Swanson photo that inspired it it s a spark to pierce the dark for me Listened along with the Original Broadway cast as I read and had a grand old time One of Sondheim s best scores Trait� Du Droit de Succession Vol 5 its destruction the once glorious Weissman Theatre The Forest House Avalon #2 is filled with the ghosts of Detente and Confrontation its past as showgirls from 40 years ago reunite to glamorize the old days and relive bygone memories of promise and splendor For two jaded middle aged couples coming face to face with what might have been proves to be a shattering experience The genius script by Sondheim and Goldman makes a cinematic nightmarish hallucination of past and present blended together employing lush era musical theatre pastiche and. Picked this up after reading Ted Chapin s Everything Was Possible and there s just something about In Tune it that really appeals to me The plot that Gloria Swanson photo that Gwendolyn Macewen: The Early Years and the Later Years inspired Drumul ascuns it el Lobo de Badenoch it s a spark to pierce the dark for me Listened along with the Original Broadway cast as I read and had a grand old time One of Sondheim s best scores