THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES with music by Cy Coleman; book by Peter Stone and lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers, played at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in November 1994.
Produced by Pierre Cossette. Directed & Choreographed by Tommy Tune.
Starring Larry Gatlin.
Inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers The Will Rogers Follies focuses on the life and career of famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (“Oklahoma’s favorite son”). Using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop, Follies describes the episodes of Rogers’ life in spectacular production numbers and conveys the personality of this quintessentially American figure using snippets of his famous homespun style of wisdom and common sense. Follies was the winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.