The brilliant musical Follies, by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, captures the memories and heartache of a long-lost era and the performers who embodied it. At a reunion of the fictional musical revue "The Weismann Follies", the long-retired players relive their careers through pastiches of past songwriters, sometimes accompanied in song or dance by the ghosts of their previous selves. At the same time, four of the people (two married couples) remember their pasts and wonder whether they chose their spouses - and the course of their lives - correctly.
Fourteen years after its 1971 debut, the magic of the original show was recreated by an unparalleled gathering of stage and screen luminaries performing with the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center. 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 film includes glimpses of the rehearsals and comments from the actors and Sondheim himself that lend depth and insight to the production. With memorable songs like "Losing My Mind" and "I'm Still Here", and an all-star cast featuring Carol Burnett, Barbara Cook, Adolph Green, George Hearn, Mandy Patinkin, Lee Remick, and Elaine Stritch, among others, this is a must-have for all fans of musical theater and Stephen Sondheim. Also check out the book Everything Was Possible, about the making of the original production, and the Sondheim revue Putting It Together , available on dvd.
Region Code: All Regions
Time: 90 minutes
DVD Release Date: 2010
Presentation: NTSC, Colour, 4:3 Aspect ratio, Dolby Digital Stereo
Language: English, NO Subtitles
DVD Extras: None