“Good times and bum times, I’ve seen ’em all, and my dear, I’m still here!”
After countless failed attempts over the last forty-some years, the Tony and Olivier Award-winning Stephen Sondheim musical, Follies, is finally being made into a movie. The play, which first ran in 1971, famously features the songs “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here” and “Losing My Mind.”
Set in a Broadway theater scheduled for demolition, the story follows a reunion of former performers in the crumbling building.
The original production was the second-most costly performed on Broadway to that date, and ran for over 500 performances but ultimately lost its entire investment.
Says Sondheim in a statement:
“Over the years, there have been many attempts to bring Follies to the screen, but not until Dominic Cooke’s brilliant production at the National Theatre of Great Britain did it seem like it could be a real movie. I’m more than delighted, I’m thrilled, that it’s finally going to happen.”
Watch the show-stopping brilliance of Shirley MacLaine performing “I’m Still Here” in Postcards from the Edge, and the simply terrific Liza Minnelli/Pet Shop Boys ’80s-era collab “Losing My Mind,” below.