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This 'Follies' is no second fiddle
Among Stephen Sondheim fans, it's already being called "the other 'Follies.'" When Gary Griffin and Chicago Shakespeare Theater began making plans for a major Chicago revival of the 1971 musical (book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Sondheim) about a bittersweet reunion of former showgirls, they'd no idea that director Eric Schaeffer's Kennedy Center revival would attract megawatt talent like Bernadette Peters and Elaine Paige, let alone move to Broadway and catch fire.
October 5, 2011