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Follies (2017)

National Theatre Live

Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00PM
Browning Cinema

Directed by Dominic Cooke
With Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, Imelda Staunton
Not Rated, 130 minutes, Captured Live Broadcast

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy, and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Please note that the performance of Follies includes strobe lighting.

Sponsored by the Brady Endowment for Excellence for Live Theatre Broadcasts.

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