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The Birth of the Musical 'Follies'

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The Birth of the Musical 'Follies'

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The Birth of the Musical 'Follies'

The Birth of the Musical 'Follies'

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Back in 1971, college student Ted Chapin got extra credit for working on the Broadway-bound Stephen Sondheim musical, Follies. Thirty years later, Chapin has written about that experience in the book, Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical 'Follies', which details the ups and downs of what became a controversial production. Hear NPR's Liane Hansen and Ted Chapin.