National Theatre Live: Follies

National Theatre Live: Follies

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7PM
Josephine Louis Theatre
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Book by James Goldman
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Dominic Cooke

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Running Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Rated PG13


National Theatre Live is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and is proudly supported by SkyArts. The Wirtz Center's Stage on Screen broadcasts are sponsored by a generous grant from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

Part of the Stage on Screen series, presenting the best of international theatre on the big screen at Northwestern University.

Ticket Pricing:

$20 general public,
$16 NU Employee,
$10 full-time student (Under 30 with current ID),
$8 Children