Monday, September 19, 2011

Contest: Win Tickets to Follies

Update: The contest is now closed. Thank you to everybody who entered. The correct answers were:
1) 5 (I counted Gypsy)
2) The Royal Family and Lend Me A Tenor
3) Gloria Swanson
The winners were picked at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Bonnie and Greene!

Follies was the first musical to open on Broadway this fall, and what a way to kick off the season. It received mostly rave reviews and even some early Tony talk. Eric Shaeffer's production of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical transferred to the Marquis Theatre from The Kennedy Center. The cast of 41 includes two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, four-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell, two-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, three-time Emmy nominee Ron Raines, and Olivier Award winner Elaine Paige.

To be entered to win tickets, you must answer three trivia questions correctly in the comments section of this post.

The questions are:
1) How many Stephen Sondheim shows has Bernadette Peters starred in on Broadway?
2) Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards in the same year. What two shows was she nominated for?
3) It is said that Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman based the show off a photograph of what famous actress?

I have enabled comment moderation until the contest ends. TWO winners will be chosen at random (each winner will receive a pair of tickets) on Friday, September 23 at 5 p.m. Please include your e-mail address or Twitter handle in the comments so I have a way to contact you if you win. Good luck!

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Website: www.FolliesBroadway.com

**Conditions: Valid for performances through 10/2/11 All prices include $2 facilities fees. Limit 8 tickets per order. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. ALL SALES FINAL. No refunds or exchanges. Telephone and Internet sales are subject to standard service fees. Offer may be revoked at any time or modified at any time without notice.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

28 comments:

Cindy0462 said...

1- 5
2- she was nominated twice in 2010- Best Actress in a Play for The Royal Family and as Beat Featured Actress in a Play for Lend Me a Tenor.
3- Gloria Swanson

cindy0462@gmail.com

David said...

1. Five: Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods.

2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

3. Gloria Swanson in the former Roxy Theatre

Sarah B. Roberts said...

Great contest!

1) six

2) LEND ME A TENOR/THE ROYAL FAMILY

3) Gloria Swanson at the Roxy Theatre

NHimmelstein said...

1) 6 (if you include the Anyone Can Whistle concert)
2) The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor
3) Gloria Swanson

(noahhimmelstein@gmail.com)

Wendell said...

1) 5: Gypsy, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sunday in the Park With George, and Into the Woods

2) Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

3) Gloria F'ing Swanson

Movidude74 said...

1 5 (sunday in the park with george, Into the Woods, Gypsy, Night Music and Follies. 6 if you count the concert of Sunday at the St James

2 Lend me a Tenor and The Royal Family

3 Gloria Swanson

Sarah Packard said...

1) Five - Sunday In The Park With George, Into the Woods, Gypsy (Sondheim only did lyrics, not music), A Little Night Music, Follies
2) The Royal Family and Lend Me A Tenor
3) Gloria Swanson

My email is lady_stardust25@yahoo.com, Twitter handle is ladystardust25, thanks. :)

Allison said...

1) How many Stephen Sondheim shows has Bernadette Peters starred in on Broadway?
5 - Follies, A Little Night Music, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George

2) Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards in the same year. What two shows was she nominated for?
One for The Royal Family and one for Lend Me a Tenor

3) It is said that Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman based the show off a photograph of what famous actress?
Gloria Swanson

twitter handle is judgementali - repost so i could delete my last name :) ignore first comment please!

Anonymous said...

1. Peters has starred in five Sondheim musicals on Broadway, presuming "Gypsy" is considered(Sondheim wrote only the lyrics).
2. Maxwell was nominated the same year for "The Royal Family" and "Lend Me A Tenor."
3. Gloria Swanson

Larry
bmfisher511@aol.com

Brad B said...

acynic4u@hotmail.com

1) 5 Sondheim shows (if you include Gypsy-Sondheim did lyrics)

2) Lend me a Tenor and The Royal Family

3)Gloria Swanson


I wanna win!

Tyler Martins said...

1) 4 - SUNDAY, INTO THE WOODS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and now, FOLLIES (5, if you count GYPSY for which Sondheim wrote the lyrics.)

2) THE ROYAL FAMILY and LEND ME A TENOR, in 2010

3) Gloria Swanson standing in the rubble of the Roxy Theater.

Greene said...

1. Peters has starred in 5 Sondheim shows on Broadway (FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY, INTO THE WOODS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE).

2. Jan Maxwell was nominated for both THE ROYAL FAMILY and LEND ME A TENOR.

3. Gloria Swanson (standing in the rubble of the demolished Roxy Theatre) was a starting point for FOLLIES. This is only partly true, by the way. It really started with a NY Times article about a reunion of Ziegfeld showgirls. That got Goldman and Sondheim thinking about THE GIRLS UPSTAIRS. Hal Prince was the one focused on the Swanson photograph and he entered the picture much later (and took the show in a completely different direction).

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bradleyscotthamilton said...

1) Five. Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods, Gypsy, A Little Night Music, and Follies.

2) The Royal Family, and Lend Me a Tenor.

3) Gloria Swanson.

@nafmij said...

1) five
2) lend me a tenor, the royal family
3) gloria swanson

miss tejota said...

Here are my answers:

1) Five
2) The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor
3) Gloria Swanson

My twitter handle is @misstejota

Andy G. said...

1. 5 shows. (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Gypsy (Sondheim lyrics only), A Little Night Music, Follies. She also appeared in the concert production of Anyone Can Whistle at Carnegie Hall.

2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor.

3. Gloria Swanson in the rubble of The Roxy.

Twitter: @andytgerm

Anonymous said...

1. Six

2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

3. Gloria Swanson

My email address is book_worm11367@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Kristin Del Rossi said...

1. Five (Follies, Night Music, Sunday in the Park, Gypsy and Into the Woods).

2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

3. Gloria Swanson

Erica Sweeney said...

1. Ms. Peters has starred five full-fledged productions of Sondheim shows on Broadway.(Six if you count the tenth anniversary concert of "Sunday in the Park with George").

2. In 2010,Ms. Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards. The shows that she was nominated for were "The Royal Family"(Best Lead Actress in a Play) and "Lend Me a Tenor" (Best Featured Actress in a Play).

3. The photograph that "Follies" as we know it is based on is of actress Gloria Swanson standing in the ruins of the Roxy Theater. The photo originally appeared in Life Magazine.

Twitter Handle: @Erica_L_Sweeney

Kelly said...

1) 4 where he did both music and lyrics (Follies, Night Music, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park), 5 if you count Gypsy for just lyrics.

2) The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

3) Gloria Swanson

kellyawarne@yahoo.com
@kawarne

Anonymous said...

Bonnie MacSaveny
bonnie_macsaveny@hotmail.com

#1 - Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Gypsy, A little Night Music (5)

#2 - The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor

#3 - Gloria Swanson

soccermom1526 said...

correcting a wrong answer from my friend!

#1
sunday..
Into the woods
Follies
Gypsy
A little Night music

5 shows (My friend threw me off!!)

2-"The Royal Family" and "Lend me a Tenor"

3 - Gloria Swanson

soccermom1526@yahoo.com or
#tweetie999
Thanks! Excited about the show!


Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Tom Fetterman

tbdfetterman@nyc.rr.com

1 - 5 shows

2 - Royal Family, Lend me a Tenor

3 - Gloria Swanson

alphornguy said...

correcting a wrong answer from my wife's friend!

#1
sunday..
Into the woods
Follies
Gypsy
A little Night music

5 shows

2-"The Royal Family" and "Lend me a Tenor"

3 - Gloria Swanson

alphornguy@yahoo.com
Karl Pfeifer

Kristen said...

1. 6
2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor
3. Gloria Swanson

thanks! kristen.mcgovern@gmail.com

Mike said...

1. 6
2. The Royal Family and Lend Me a Tenor
3. Gloria Swanson

mnuno01@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

1) How many Stephen Sondheim shows has Bernadette Peters starred in on Broadway? 5 if Gypsy counts 4 if not.
2) Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards in the same year. What two shows was she nominated for? 2010 - Royal Family & lend me a tenor
3) It is said that Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman based the show off a photograph of what famous actress? A follies showgirl (i don't have the time to look this up I should be working!

@stagemaven

Serg said...

What a great contest!!

Question 1:
Sunday in the Park w/ George
Into the Woods
Gypsy
A Little Night Music
Follies
(She also did Anyone Can Whistle, but not as a Broadway run)

Question 2:
Lend Me a Tenor and The Royal Family in 2010.

Question 3:
Gloria Swanson in the rubbles of The Roxy.

Hope you have a great weekend!!