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I know we have a few Sondheim threads, but I figured I start one for Follies. I just pulled out my CD of the 2011 Broadway Revival, and listening to it again, I'm struck with admiration (even more than I remembered) for its scope and grandeur, which I really think this recording captures (the lush 27 piece orchestra, performances by Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige, Ron Raines). James Goldman's book along with Sondheim's score hauntingly balances between nostalgia for a time past and the tragic reality the characters have built for themselves. While the 2011 revival may take grandiose natu
I'm curious: has anyone seen this musical, or know of it? If so, what are your thoughts? To be entirely honest, this show is my favorite work of art. The music and the story, about the creative process behind art and connecting with an audience, move and inspire me more than any film, book, play, musical, painting, etc. I would describe the show as something similar to Andrei Rublev or Three Colors: Blue if either of those were to be made a musical. I do have many friends who argue Sweeney Todd is Sondheim's best work. From a purely artistic viewpoint, I would not disagree, but Sunday