Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

"The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936" is a musical revue of that year with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, music by Vernon Duke and sketches by Gershwin and David Freedman; the original orchestration was by Robert Russell Bennett, Conrad Sallinger, Hans Spialek and Don Walker. It opened at the Winter Garden on January 30th "under the protection of the Messrs. Shubert." [ [http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0F16F73F5B1B7B93C3AA178AD85F428385F9 NY Times review by Brooks Atkinson, January 31, 1936] ]

"The Follies" were revived in 1999 as part of City Center's "Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert" (artistic director, Kathleen Marshall) with musical director Rob Fisher and the Coffee Club Orchestra. The revival was directed by Mark Waldrop who also adapted the book, choreographed by Thommie Walsh, the ballet sequence choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. It starred:

*Christine Ebersole
*Ruthie Henshall
*Peter Scolari

*Howard McGillin
*Stephanie Pope
*Mary Testa

*Karen Ziemba
*Bob Walton
*Jim Walton

*Stanley Bojarski
*Kevin Chamberlin
*Jock Soto

*Jenifer Ringer
*Jonathan Sharp

And:

*Timothy Breese
*Stehpen Campanella
*Tony Capone
*Nat Chandler
*Dottie Earle
*Angelo Fraboni
*Jennifer Frankel
*Will Gartshore
*Aldrin Gonzalez
*Peter Gregus
*Jeffrey Hankinson
*Jack Hayes
*Amy Heggins
*Chris Hoch
*Pamela Jordan
*Damon Kirsche
*Aixa M. Rosario Medina
*Wes Pope
*Tamlyn Brooke Shusterman
*Eric van Hoven
*Rocker Verastique
*Wendy Waring
*Joseph Webster
*Deborah Yates

Casting was by Jay Binder; the scenic consultant, John Lee Beatty; costume coordinator, Gregg Barnes; lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, sound by Scott Lehrer and projections by Eyewash, Inc. The production stage manager was Arturo E. Porazzi; and musical coordinator, Seymour "Red" Press.

Notes

External links

* [http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=12145 Internet Broadway Database entry]

* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9800E7DF1230F934A15750C0A96F958260 NY Times review by Peter Marks, March 27, 1999]

* [http://www.nycitycenter.org/content/stage/enc_prev.aspx New York City Center webpage for "Encores!" previous seasons]


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