The Broadway revival of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, led by Bernadette Peters and Jan Maxwell, has extended its stay at the Marquis Theatre by three weeks. The musical, directed by Eric Schaeffer, began previews on August 7 and officially opened on September 12. It will now run through January 22, 2012.
Peters (Sally Durant Plummer) and Maxwell (Phyllis Rogers Stone) are joined by Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer and Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone, along with Don Correia as Theodore Whitman, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, Michael Hayes as Roscoe, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis, Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman and Terri White as Stella Deems.
On the soon-to-be demolished stage of the crumbling Weismann Theatre, a reunion is being held to honor the Weissman Follies and the beautiful showgirls who were once its stars. As two couples remember their pasts and face the harsh realities of the present, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced, both on the stage and throughout their lives. Featuring a book by Goldman and music and lyrics by Sondheim, Follies contains well-known songs including “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind.”