Tony winner Victoria Clark will take on the role of Sally Durant Plummer in Follies when the Stephen Sondheim/James Goldman musical transfers from Broadway to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. The Eric Schaeffer-helmed musical will run at the L.A. venue from May 3 through June 9. Clark replaces current Broadway star Bernadette Peters who, as previously announced, will not continue with the production due to previous schedule commitments.
Clark, a Tony winner for The Light in the Piazza and a nominee for Sister Act, previously played the role of Sally in a 2007 production of Follies at City Center Encores!, opposite Donna Murphy, Victor Garber and Michael McGrath. Her Broadway credits include Urinetown, Cabaret, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Grand Night for Singing and Guys and Dolls.
Clark will join a Los Angeles company that includes Broadway company members Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, Danny Burstein as Buddy Plummer, Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion. Other members of the company will be announced shortly.
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.” After a summer 2011 engagement at the Kennedy Center, Follies opened on September 12 at Broadway's Marquis Theatre, where it will end its Broadway run on January 22.