Jan Maxwell, the four-time Tony nominee currently starring as Phyllis Rogers Stone in Follies, is temporarily out of the show at the Marquis Theatre after being injured in a traffic accident. In her absence, the role has been played by Colleen Fitzpatrick.
“Jan Maxwell was hit by traffic while crossing 45th Street following the Saturday, October 29 matinee,” a spokesperson for the production said in a statement. “She was unable to perform on Saturday night and will also be out at the Sunday matinee to stay home and recuperate. She hopes to make a speedy recovery and get back to performing on stage at the Marquis Theatre, which could be as soon as Tuesday evening, November 1.”
Maxwell stars opposite Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein and Ron Raines in this starry Broadway revival. 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.”