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09/18/11

This Week on Broadway for September 18, 2011: Harvey Evans and Follies

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Steve Bell is a Director, Musical Director and Actor, who also appears as an occasional commentator on the podcast MusicalTalk out of London.
Harvey Evans made his Broadway debut in 1957 as a dancer in NEW GIRL IN TOWN. He subsequently appeared as a Jet in both the original Broadway production of WEST SIDE STORY and the acclaimed film version, which is 50 years old this year. Among his many other stage, film, and television credits, Harvey created the role of Young Buddy in the legendary original Broadway production of FOLLIES, and years later he played that character’s older counterpart regionally.
Topics:
Follies
Avoiding financial ‘Follies’ by Michael Riedel
This “Follies” may do something no other “Follies” has done — make a profit. Stephen Sond heim and James Goldman’s musical about a reunion of old showgirls has long held a storied place in musical theater his…
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Public Lectures at Princeton » Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich
A Conversation between Stephen Sondheim and Frank Rich.

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Theatre The Last Musical | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson by Frank Rich
Frank Rich’s 1971 review of the Boston tryout of Follies for the Harvard Crimson.
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“It is easy to avoid Follies on the grounds that it is, after all, a Broadway musical-and, given what Broadway musicals have come to mean, such a bias is understandable. But that is precisely why you should see it, for Follies is a musical about the death of the musical and everything musicals represented for the people who saw and enjoyed them when such entertainment flourished in this country. If nothing else, Follies will make clear to you exactly why such a strange kind of theatre was such an important part of the American consciousness for so long. In the playbill for this show, the setting is described as “a party on the stage of this theatre tonight.” They are not kidding, and there is no getting around the fact that a large part of the chilling fascination of Follies is that its creators’ are in essence presenting their own funeral.” — Frank Rich on Follies (1971)

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Music:
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through from Follies / Original Broadway Cast
In Buddy’s Eyes from Follies / 2011 Revival
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