Location: Minneapolis, MN.
Directed by Rob Marshall
Adapted Screenplay by Tony Kushner
Music by Stephen Sondheim (including new original song)
Sally Durant Plummer: Meryl Streep
Buddy Plummer: Richard Gere
Phyllis Rogers Stone: Barbara Streisand
Ben Stone: John Lithgow
Young Sally: Kristin Bell (of Veronica Mars)
Young Buddy: Christian Campbell (of Trick)
Young Phyllis: Idina Menzel (of Rent and Broadway's Wicked)
Young Ben: Ewan McGregor
Carlotta Campion: Shirley MacLaine
Stella Deems: Harriet Harris (of Desperate Housewives)
Hattie Walker: Angela Lansbury
Solange LaFitte: Joanna Gleason
Emily Whitman: Ellen Burstyn
Theodore Whitman: Paul Newman
Tagline: There's no business like show business...
It's the early 1970s and the Weismann Theatre in New York is about to be demolished. Before the wrecking ball transforms the theatre into a parking lot, a reunion is being held for past performers in the Weismann Follies, staged between the years of 1918 and 1942. Former Follies performers restage former numbers, tell their successes and failures. The evening also brings back together four friends, now two married couples: Sally & Buddy and Phyllis & Ben. They relive many moments from their past (good and bad), agonize over lost love, broken marriages, lies and love.
What the Press Would Say:
Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, John Lithgow and Richard Gere lead a talented cast in one of the greatest musicals in Broadway history, practically made to transfer to the screen. Completing the cast are Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Ewan MacGregor and Christian Campbell as the younger counterparts of the leading characters, Shirley MacLaine in a star turn as a movie star losing her fame and Angela Lansbury as a hard-edged, aging performer. Between the principal cast, director, screenwriter and composer, they have 6 Oscars, 14 Emmys, 37 Golden Globes and 11 Tonys. Their campaign includes potential nominations for:
Best Director: Rob Marshall
Best Adapted Screenplay: Tony Kushner
Best Original Score: Stephen Sondheim
Best Original Song: Stephen Sondheim
Best Actor: John Lithgow
Best Actor: Richard Gere
Best Actress: Meryl Streep
Best Actress: Barbara Streisand
Best Supporting Actress: Shirley MacLaine
Many technical awards, including Art Direction, Costume Design and Make-Up.
Submitted by Brian of Minneapolis, MN.