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Follies

49 Members say: Great acting, Masterful, Enchanting, Great writing, Great singing
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2h 30m | Already closed | Marquis Theatre (Midtown W)

All of life's might-have-beens take center stage as two couples rehash past times and favorite songs amid the crumbling magnificence of their old theater. More…

When former members of the "Weismann's Follies" reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their glorious past and face the harsher realities of the present. In the crumbling glamour of the theater, the shadows of their younger selves remind them of the complicated steps they've danced - both on the stage and throughout their lives.


100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Great singing

See it if NTL (cinema): dark, raw, honest...life. Perfect Sondheim. Bring to Broadway as is....V. Beaumont (LCT) would be perfect venue.

Don't see it if See it.

100
Exquisite, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You like Sondheim and music that's intertwined beautifully with the lyrics and story.

Don't see it if You don't like rhyming stanzas or witty dialogue.

100
Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if you love Sondheim. I loved this production, miscast Bernadette Peters and all. One of the all-time great Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if you dislike Sondheim, or are in the mood for a light, frothy evening.

100
Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You are looking for some of the most beautiful music ever written for musical theatre. It is honestly one of the greatest shows ever

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sondheim, which is a mistake on your part.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you can find a production that lives up to the caliber of the 2011 Broadway revival. This show was exquisite.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sondheim. Follies contains some of his best work.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if 1 of my favorite things I've seen in the last 10 years. Maxwell blew me away. The whole cast - brilliant. The show - amazing. Saw it 2x.

Don't see it if Kick yourself if you missed it.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you want to see Broadway's finest in their finest hour

Don't see it if you dislike classic broadway or sondheim

97
Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a music about life and growing old and how complicated emotions can be.

Don't see it if You want a simple story or do not like musicals.

94
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love Sondheim, his 2nd greatest show. Legendary and deservedly so (I’m writing this in 2018, the National Theater (UK) prod gets a 100.

Don't see it if You don’t like to think, don’t like musicals (what’s wrong with you?!, NYC invented this art form)

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a perfectly constructed musical executed well; oh and Sondheim

Don't see it if you want a light hearted musical without depth

Also Walking to my seat I had a feeling that something special was about to... Read more Read less

94
Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Great music, Great singing

See it if you like-romantic musicals-great costume design-new renditions of Broadway standards-incredible ensemble casts-thought provoking musicals

Don't see it if you-don't like Sondheim-want a musical comedy-are looking for a modern avant-garde piece (this is classic/vaudevillian Broadway at its best)

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You worship Sondheim, enjoy great showcases for actresses young and old, and want to think and be entertained at the same time.

Don't see it if You just want to laugh the night away.

92
Exquisite, Masterful, Entertaining, Great writing, acting & staging

See it if you are a fan of Sondheim & enjoy heartfelt stories with wonderful musical numbers. The last Broadway revival cast was absolutely awesome.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light hearted or you are not a fan of Sondheim's work.

91
Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Steven Sondheim intellectual musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a 1st rate, scaled down production of the Sondheim classic performed, staged & directed professionally, all which deserve a+

Don't see it if You are not a Sondheim fan or don't enjoy less than elaborate productions of great classicmusicaks.

90
Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see the exquisite revival, that tells the story in a way you’ve never seen before. It will erase the terrible Bernadette version

Don't see it if You’re not in London. Hopefully this will travel to the states as it was simply fantastic.

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You like tales of longing and regret

Don't see it if You are expecting a big, flashy, family show

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you always wondered where that Broadway Baby song came from.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following a slow-moving plot.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see an amazing, mature ensemble sing and act a masterful work of art. Also, if you love Sondheim.

Don't see it if you want a light piece of fluff.

87
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Slow, Great staging

See it if you want to see a great musical with a unique story, amazing music, and amazing performances.

Don't see it if you don't like long musicals.

85
Funny, Dizzying, Enchanting, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you love Bernadette Peters... and who doesn't love her?

Don't see it if you want to see something stronger, it is a light musical comedy.

Also A bunch of ladies singing. There is a lot of singing, mostly actresses... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Slow, Dated

See it if you worship Sondheim’s masterpiece

Don't see it if you need lots of jazz hands

85
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You love Sondheim; you like contemplative musical theater; you want to be challenged with your own fears.

Don't see it if You want light-and-fluffy entertainment; you aren't in the mood to think hard about your own life.

85
Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Sondheim a his best. Wonderful music and talent. Real human emotions, motives and feelings in the way that only Sondheim can reveal them.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you're a fan of sondheim and thoughtful theatre

Don't see it if you prefer comedies or plays


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