Follies In Concert 37 years old

Highlights from the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical.

Follies In Concert

The 1971 Broadway musical “Follies” contains one of the great Sondheim score. However its original cast album was notoriously problematic and heavily truncated. With a view to recording a more complete version of the score, a staged concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, was performed and filmed on September 6 and 7, 1985. The concert starred Barbara Cook,, George Hearn, Mandy Patinkin and Lee Remick, and featured Carol Burnett, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Liliane Montevecchi and Elaine Stritch. Frank Rich, in his New York Times review, noted that "As performed at Avery Fisher Hall, the score emerged as an original whole, in which the 'modern' music and mock vintage tunes constantly comment on each other, much as the script's action unfolds simultaneously in 1971 (the year of the reunion) and 1941 (the year the Follies disbanded)."

Credits

Follies In Concert Cast

Name Character
George Hearn He was 51, now 89 years old as Benjamin Stone
Mandy Patinkin He was 33, now 71 years old as Buddy Plummer
Adolph Green He was 71, 87 years old when he died
Roy Scheider He was 53, 75 years old when he died as Narrator
Howard McGillin He was 32, now 70 years old
Betty Comden She was 68, 89 years old when she died
Liliane Montevecchi She was 53, 85 years old when she died as Solange LaFitte
Lee Remick She was 50, 55 years old when she died as Phyllis Stone
Andre Gregory He was 51, now 89 years old
Liz Callaway She was 24, now 62 years old
Carol Burnett She was 52, now 90 years old as Carlotta
Elaine Stritch She was 61, 89 years old when she died as Hattie Walker
Phyllis Newman She was 52, 86 years old when she died as Stella Deems
Erie Mills
Jim Walton He was 37, now 75 years old
Licia Albanese She was 76, 105 years old when she died
Daisy Prince
Barbara Cook She was 58, 89 years old when she died as Sally Plummer
Arthur Runin

Follies In Concert Crew

Name Department
Stephen Sondheim as Music. He was 55 (91) years old when He died Sound
Stephen Sondheim as Songs. He was 55 (91) years old when He died Sound
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Follies In Concert (37 years)

Highlights from the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical.

  • Release day: Friday, March 14, 1986
  • Runtime: 90 minutes