A Little Night Music: discussions are currently underway to bring London's Menier Chocolate Factory production to Broadway
The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of A Little Night Music, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler, and directed by Trevour Nunn and choreographed by Lynne Page, currently playing an extended run at London's Garric Theatre, is setting its sights on Broadway.
In a press release announcing a six week extension of the musicals West End run, David Babani said: ï¿½It is with great excitement that we are able to announce further London performances of Trevor Nunnï¿½s Chocolate Factory production of A Little Night Music. Since its original opening in December last year, the production has played to packed houses both at the Chocolate Factory and the Garrick Theatre, and discussions are currently underway for a Broadway production to open later this year.ï¿½
The Meiner Chocolate Factor's production of Sondheim's 'Sunday In The Park With George' had a succesful run on Broadway in 2008, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, and was nominated in a further eight categroies.
The production was at the 180 seat Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre from 22 Nov 2008 to 8 March 2009, before transferring to the West End's Garrick Theatre, opening 7 April 2009, following previews from 28 March 2009.
The musical opened to good notices from the popular press: "Delicious production." (Guardian); "At its finest Nunnï¿½s production has needle-sharp poignancy." (The Times); "I found myself almost continually entranced...It's a fine production of a musical that only misses greatness by a whisker." (Daily Telegraph).
A Little Night Music: Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden where affairs of the heart are uppermost in everyone's thoughts. The story centres on the passionate liaisons between four couples over a midsummer weekend.
The London production's cast features Hannah Waddingham (Desirï¿½e), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik Egerman), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm) and Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman).