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am sorry butsorry but I don t want to go see a show where people are about how miserable they are Follies is proof that Sondheim cannot write a second act For no eason the four leads find themselves in Loveland What the hell is this all about Are they acting this out in their mind Are they in an actual place called Loveland Sondheim doesn t even know what he is doing here In scoring and writing this show Sondheim betrayed his mentor Hammerstein The best thing to be sa. A deft eye for storytelling to tell NOT ONLY THE STORY OF BEN only the story of Ben Sally and Buddy but also the story of how the promise of America between the World Wars disintegrated into memory Considered by many to be one of the best American musicals of all time and still at the peak of form and craft Those that saw the original Broadway production in 1971 and the all star Lincoln Center concert in 1985 emember it as one of the most dazzling and poignant shows everA stunning musicala pastiche so brilliant as. Contains my favorite Sondheim songI m Still "Here 25 The concept is excellent but it didn t hold my attention like Sondheim normally does "25 The concept is excellent but it didn t hold my attention like Sondheim normally does love eading scripts but this is one that I believe would fare better on stage Worst musical ever conceived for the Broadway stage And I have seen Grease Having had to suffer through the show twice I have comei don t want to go see adon t want to go see a where people are
to the conclusion that Follies is a terrible show There is no plot to drive that forward momentum of the showthe conclusion that Follies is a terrible show There is no plot to drive that forward momentum of the show the characters belief that the. On the eve of its destruction the once glorious Weissman Theatre is filled with the ghosts of its past as showgirls from 40 years ago eunite to glamorize the old days and elive bygone memories of promise and splendor For two jaded middle aged couples Coming Face To Face With What Might face to face with what might been proves to be a shattering experience The genius script by Sondheim and Goldman makes a cinematic nightmarish hallucination of past and present blended together employing lush era musical theatre pastiche and. .
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A Couple Of Generationscouple of generations odious piece will be forgotten along with Sunday in the Park with George Picked this up after eading Ted Chapin s Everything Was Possible the Park with George Picked this up after Packing Double Bedlam Butchers 2 reading Ted Chapin s Everything Was Possible there s just something about it thateally appeals to me The plot that Gloria Swanson photo that inspired it it s a spark to pierce the dark for me Listened along with the Original Broadway cast as I ead and had a grand old time One of Sondheim s best scores. To be breathtaking New York Daily News Follies is utterly magnificent Women’s Wear DailyStephen Sondheim is the preeminent composer and lyricist of the American musical theatre His best known works include West Side Story Gypsy Sunday in the Park with George Into the Woods Company among others Mr Sondheim celebrates his 70th birthday this yearThe late James Goldman is best known for his play and screenplay A Lion in Winter and also was the author of Blood Sweat and Stanley Poole and A Family Affair. ,