FOLLIES



Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim

Opened: April 4, 1971, Winter Garden Theatre, N.Y.C.; July 21, 1987, Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Performances: 522 (N.Y.C.); 644 (London)

Note: Only numbers not found on the CD reissue of the original Broadway cast album are noted below. The 2011 revival also contains a number of short dialogue tracks, most of which are not enumerated below.


Ah, But Underneath (added to the 1987 London production):

1. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Diana Rigg and Company with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Dee Hoty and the Gentlemen of the Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
3. Follies, CD/Prism PLATCV 8348 (Showtime Orchestra and Singers)
4. Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute, CD/Kritzerland KR 20010-8 (Kelly Ground with Kim Larsen, Tom Orr, and Steve Rhyne with musical direction by Daniel Lockert)
5. Cleo Sings Sondheim, CD/RCA Victor 7702-2-RC (Cleo Laine with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
6. Moving On, CD/Goldcrest Films International GFI001CD (Geoffrey Abbott, Linzi Hateley, Belinda Lang, Robert Meadmore, and Angela Richards with musical direction by David Laugharne)
7. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Christopher Durang with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)
8. Taking My Turn, CD/Susan Eichhorn Young (Susan Eichhorn Young)
9. Since You Stayed Here, CD/Blue Moon Music (Michael Kreutz)
10. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam with musical direction by John Bell)


All Things Bright And Beautiful (cut; music retained for "Prologue"):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) (in two parts) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
3. Regards to Broadway, Centerline Records (S) CPI8002 (Judith Dow)
4. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Laurence Guittard and Donna McKechnie with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
5. Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, CD/Nonesuch 79690-2 (Mandy Patinkin with Paul Ford, piano)
6. New York, New York! A Broadway Extravaganza, CD/ProArte CDD 594 (New York City Gay Men's Chorus with orchestra conducted by Gary Miller)
7. Living A Dream, CD/Universal 476 306-3 (Katherine Jenkins)
8. Boys And Girls Like You And Me, CD/Bayview RNBW007 (Sally Mayes and Brent Barrett with music direction by Dick Gallagher)
9. Take Me To The World, CD/Original Cast Record 3056 (Simon Green with David Shrubsole, piano, and Eddie Morris, bass)
10. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)


Bolero D'Amour (aka "Vincent And Vanessa") (theme by Sondheim and a dance development by John Berkman):

1. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)


Bring On The Girls (cut; music later used for "Auto Show" in STAVISKY):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Stavisky, RCA Victor (S) ARL1-0952 (orchestra conducted by Carlo Savina and Jacques Mercier) (as "Auto Show") [reissued on Follies In Concert/Stavisky, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128]
3. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Vahan Khanzadian and Peter Davenport with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
4. Sondheim At The Movies, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5805 (orchestra directed by Tom Fay) (part of "Stavisky Suite Three")
5. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam with musical direction by John Bell)


Can That Boy Foxtrot (cut):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice) [reissued on Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Farů, CD/Sony Masterworks Broadway 82796-94255-2]
2. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
3. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Ann Miller with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
4. Side By Side By Sondheim, RCA Red Seal (S) CBL2 1851 (Millicent Martin with music conducted by Ray Cook) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 8151-2-RG]
5. Side By Side By Sondheim, RCA (S) VRL2 0156 (Jill Perryman and Geraldene Morrow)
6. Sentimental Me, Phillips (S) 412 433-1 (Elly Ameling)
7. Julie Wilson Sings The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, CD/DRG CDSL 5206 (Julie Wilson with William Roy, piano)
8. Geraldine Turner Sings The Stephen Sondheim Songbook Volume 2, CD/Bayview RNBW016 (Geraldine Turner with musical direction by Brian Castles-Onion)
9. Stephen Sondheim, CD/Satchmo Jazz Records SJR CD 00032J (Nina with the Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure conducted by Lluis Vidal)
10. The Birdcage, CD/United Artists 0029782EDL (Nathan Lane)
11. A Little Light Music, CD/Upbeat Showbiz URCD123 (Julia Meadows with Jennifer Partridge, piano)
12. Sondheim: A Celebration, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD2-5820 (Carole Cook, Alec Timerman, Brad Carpenter, and John Lenz with orchestra conducted by Peter Matz)
13. With You, CD/Etcetera KTC 1190 (Roberta Alexander)
14. Songs About You, CD/Blue Pie (Mark Fuller)
15. Lado A Lado Com Sondheim, CD/Axion (Ivana Domenico and Marya Bravo with musical direction by Andre Luis Goes)
16. Flying Fish And Fallen Angels, CD/Dress Circle GAY001 (Gay Soper with Nathan Martin, piano)
17. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)


Country House (added to the 1987 London production):

1. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Diana Rigg and Daniel Massey with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)
2. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Julie Andrews and Stephen Collins with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)


Dimitri Weismann's Welcome (speech):

1. A Gala Concert For Hal Prince, CD/First Night DOCRCD 2 (Len Cariou)
2. Follies, CD/PS Classics PS-1105 (David Sabin)


Don't Look At Me (early version):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice) [reissued on Sondheim Sings Volume I: 1962-1972, CD/PS Classics PS-9529]


In Someone's Eyes (cut; early version of "In Buddy's Eyes"):

1. Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, CD/Nonesuch 79690-2 (Mandy Patinkin with Paul Ford, piano)


It Wasn't Meant To Happen (cut):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas and Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
3. The Other Side Of Sondheim, CD/Atlantic Jazz 7 81833-2 (Jane Harvey with the Mike Renzi Trio) [also CD/Sinatra Society Of Japan XQAM-1039]
4. The Stephen Sondheim Album, CD/Fynsworth Alley FA-2101-SE (Michele Pawk with music conducted by Todd Ellison)
5. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)
6. Singing Sondheim: Songs By Stephen Sondheim, CD/Emanar TCM-EM101 (Aaron Morishita with musical direction by Jon Delfin)


Little White House (cut):

1. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Suzanne Henry with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Meredith Patterson with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)

3. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)
4. It Takes Two: Stephen Sondheim Duets, CD/Rich Rogue Arts RRA 1971 15529652A (Steven Sparling and Heather Weir with Stuart Pedlar, piano)      


Loveland:

1. Follies In Concert, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128 (Company with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
2. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Paul Bentley and Company with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe) (revised version)
3. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Company with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
4. Follies, CD/Prism PLATCV 8348 (Showtime Orchestra and Singers)
5. Follies: Themes From The Legendary Musical, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5934 (The Trotter Trio)
6. Sondheim: A Celebration At Carnegie Hall, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61484-2 (Ensemble with the American Theatre Orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
7. Follies, CD/PS Classics PS-1105 (Company with orchestra conducted by James Moore)
8. Follies, CD/National Theatre/Warner Classics 093624900955 (Bruce Graham and Ensemble with orchestra directed by Nigel Lilley)

Make The Most Of Your Music (added to the 1987 London production):

1. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Daniel Massey and Chorus with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)
2. The Stephen Sondheim Album, CD/Fynsworth Alley FA-2101-SE (Brent Barrett with taps, Niki Harris, and music conducted by Todd Ellison)
3. Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute, CD/Kritzerland KR 20010-8 (James Brewer with Shay Oglesby-Smith, Tom Orr, Kelly Ground, Kim Larsen, Steve Rhyne, Judy Butterfield, Stephanie Rhoads, and Amy Dondy with musical direction by Daniel Lockert)
4. I've Gotta Get Back To New York, CD/LML Music LML CD-230 (Teri Ralston with music direction by Shelly Markham)
5. I Never Do Anything Twice, CD/Dress Circle MM777 (Morag McLaren)


Pleasant Little Kingdom (cut):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice) [reissued on Sondheim Sings Volume I: 1962-1972, CD/PS Classics PS-9529]
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Laurence Guittard and Donna McKechnie with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
3. Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, Warner Bros. (S) 2WS-2705 (Dorothy Collins and John McMartin with musical direction by Paul Gemignani) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 60515-2-RC]
4. Oscar & Steve, CD/Nonesuch 79392-2 (Mandy Patinkin and Judy Blazer with orchestra conducted by Eric Stern)
5. Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, CD/Nonesuch 79690-2 (Mandy Patinkin with Paul Ford, piano)
6. Simply Sondheim, CD/Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles GMCLA09 (Joanna Gleason)
7. Singing Sondheim: Songs By Stephen Sondheim, CD/Emanar TCM-EM101 (Aaron Morishita with musical direction by Jon Delfin)


Rain On The Roof:

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Follies In Concert, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128 (Betty Comden and Adolp Green with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
3. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)
4. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Natalie Mosco and Donald Saddler with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
5. Follies, CD/Prism PLATCV 8348 (Showtime Orchestra and Singers)
6. Follies, CD/PS Classics PS-1105 (Susan Watson and Don Correia with orchestra conducted by James Moore)
7. Follies, CD/National Theatre/Warner Classics 093624900955 (Norma Atallah and Billy Boyle with orchestra directed by Nigel Lilley)


Social Dancing (inst.) (added to the 1987 London production):

1. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Company with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)


That Old Piano Roll (music retained as underscoring and subsequently incorporated into "Social Dancing"):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Tony Roberts with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
3. Unsung Sondheim, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5433 (Harry Groener and Lynette Perry with taps by Niki Harris and musical direction by James Stenborg)
4. Love Lives On, CD/Virgin 2-91647 (New York City Gay Men's Chorus with music direction by Gary Miller)
5. Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano, CD/ECM 2470-72 (Wynton Marsalis, piano)


Uptown, Downtown (cut):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
3. A Different Side Of Sondheim, CD/DRG 5182 (Richard Rodney Bennett, piano and voice; Milt Hinton, bass; Bobby Rosengarden, percussion)
4. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Dee Hoty and Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
5. Songs Of New York, CD/Book-Of-The-Month Records 31-7502 (Judy Kaye with orchestra conducted by John McGlinn)
6. Sondheim: A Celebration, CD/Kritzerland 30362 00382 (Millicent Martin with musical direction by Matthew Freeman)
7. Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, CD/Nonesuch 79690-2 (Mandy Patinkin with Paul Ford, piano)
8. Times Like This, CD/Original Cast OC 6061 (Linn Maxwell with Ted Firth, piano)
9. Same Place: Another Time, CD/JAY CDJAY 1431 (Donna McKechnie with Nathan Martin, piano)
10. Uptown Downtown, CD/Impulse! B0027231-02 (Bill Charlap Trio)


Who Could Be Blue? (cut; music reused for "Salon At The Claridge #2 in STAVISKY):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Marry Me A Little, RCA Victor (S) ABL1-4159 (Craig Lucas with musical direction by E. Martin Perry) [reissued as CD/RCA Victor 7142-2-RG]
3. Stavisky, RCA Victor (S) ARL1-0952 (orchestra conducted by Carlo Savina and Jacques Mercier) (as "Salon At The Claridge #2") [reissued on Follies In Concert/Stavisky, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128]
4. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Michael Gruber with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
5. The Stephen Sondheim Album, CD/Fynsworth Alley FA-2101-SE (Norm Lewis with music conducted by Todd Ellison)
6. Sondheim At The Movies, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5805 (orchestra directed by Tom Fay) (part of "Stavisky Suite Three")
7. Thanks For Listening, CD/No label (Karen Newman)
8. Shimmer, CD/Luke Sanford 11357 60082 (Luke Sanford, piano)'
9. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)
10. It Takes Two: Stephen Sondheim Duets, CD/Rich Rogue Arts RRA 1971 15529652A (Steven Sparling and Heather Weir with Stuart Pedlar, piano)
11.  Good Thing Going: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, CD/Harbinger HCD 3101 (Steve Ross, piano and voice)


The World's Full Of Girls/Boys (cut; music later used for "Operetta" in STAVISKY):

1. Stavisky, RCA Victor (S) ARL1-0952 (orchestra conducted by Carlo Savina and Jacques Mercier) (as "Operetta") [reissued on Follies In Concert/Stavisky, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128]


Unrecorded Material:

Cheri (exists in sketch form only)
Hello, Doughboy (lyrics only)
Let's Run Away (exists in sketch form only)
You Would Love My Wife (exists in sketch form only)