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The Will Rogers Follies

The Will Rogers Follies

by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Peter Stone

Based on a Real-Life Event

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The Will Rogers Follies

The Will Rogers Follies

A musical revue celebrating the life of Will Rogers.


Presented in the style of a Ziegfeld Follies revue, The Will Rogers Follies chronicles the life of the beloved American entertainer through snappy tunes, elaborate production numbers, and comic sketches.

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Cy Coleman


Betty Comden


Adolph Green


Peter Stone

Broadway Premiere

Palace Theatre
Opening Night
May 1, 1991
Total Performances
Original Cast
Keith Carradine, Dee Hoty, Vince Bruce, Cady Huffman, Dick Latessa, Gregory Peck, Paul Ukena, Jr., B.A., Roxane Barlow, Bonnie Brackney, Tom Brackney, Maria Calabrese, Gregory Scott Carter, Cocoa, Ganine Derleth, Rebecca Downing, Colleen Dunn, Sally Mae Dunn, Rick Faugno, John Ganun, Toni Georgiana, Gigi, Eileen Grace, Luba Gregus, Troy Britton Johnson, Tonia Lynn, Tammy Minoff, Jerry Mitchell, Dana Moore, Jason Opsahl, Lance Robinson, Rusty, Trixie, Amiee Turner, Jillana Urbina, Wendy Waring, Christina Youngman, Zee, Leigh Zimmerman
Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune
Pierre Cossette, Martin Richards, Sam Crothers, James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane and Max Weitzenhoffer
Musical Director
Eric Stern
Billy Byers
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
Willa Kim
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher
Sound Design
Peter Fitzgerald
Projection Design
Wendall K. Harrington
Wig Design
Howard Leonard

1991 Film Version

Movie Name
The Will Rodgers Follies
Filmed Live on Stage
Walter C. Miller
Peter Stone
Keith Carradine, Dee Hoty, Roxane Barlow

1991 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction Of A Musical
Best Book Of A Musical
Best Actor In A Musical - Keith Carradine
Best Actress In A Musical - Dee Hoty
Best Featured Actress In A Musical - Cady Huffman
Best Scenic Design

1991 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Actor In A Musical - Keith Carradine
Outstanding Orchestration

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