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Filmed at the fantastic 1985 celebration of Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed musical "Follies," fourteen years after its original premiere, FOLLIES IN CONCERT is a legendary event. Taking place on the regal stage of New York' Lincoln Center, the performance stars such musical talents as Lee Remick, Barbara Cook, Mandy Patinkin, Carol Burnett, and Liliane Montevecchi. Played before an enthusiastic audience, FOLLIES IN CONCERT resulted in the recording of the definitive cast album of the musical.
The incomparable Stephen Sondheim brought his sensational "Follies" to the stage in 1971 where it was hailed as "monumental theater" by The New York Times. Fourteen years later, the magic was recreated by an
unparalleled gathering of stage and screen luminaries performing with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center for a wildly enthusiastic audience. This one-night-only performance became a legendary event in Broadway history--"Follies in Concert!" The evolution of this unique, historic event is exclusively captured in this film, from the first rehearsal--just four days before the show--to the last second butterflies just before the curtain rose. This is a rare treasure for all fans of musical theater. Includes the memorable songs "Losing My Mind" and "I'm Still Here" and an all-star cast: Carol Burnett, Liz Callaway, Betty Comden, Barbara Cook, Adolph Green, George Hearn, Howard McGillin, Liliane Montevecchi, Phyllis Newman, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, and Elaine Stritch.
Works on This Recording
Follies by Stephen Sondheim
Mandy Patinkin (Tenor),
Barbara Cook (Voice),
Lee Remick (Voice),
George Hearn (Baritone),
Carol Burnett (Voice),
Licia Albanese (Soprano),
Liliane Montevecchi (Voice),
Phyllis Newman (Voice),
Betty Comden (Voice),
Elaine Stritch (Voice),
Adolph Green (Tenor),
Erie Mills (Soprano)
New York Philharmonic
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Follies: A Bit of a Disappointment April 9, 2012
By George P. (Coram, NY) See All My Reviews
"To have seen the concert version of "Follies" would have been one life's great joys. Sadly, this version, while most welcome, is a disappointment. About half of the disc is devoted to the rehearsals for the performance. This was very interesting and informative. But the actual performance of the show appeared to be cut when compared to the vinyl or CD version. To see the performers was wonderful.But there was no connection to the pieces. The basic plot was outlined at the beginning of the DVD and after that nothing of the story. To get the full pleasure and impact of seeing "Follies" a complete,unedited DVD,assuming the recording exists,should have been made, even if it two DVDs were required.But this DVD is better than nothing."