A Little Night Music

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    December 1, 2009

    What the popular press said...

    "May well be a hit .., though not because of any artistic finesse."
    Ben Brantley for New York Times

    "Doesn't do justice to Stephen Sondheim's most elegant musical."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Murky-looking production ... isn't particularly subtle or graceful."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Only Lansbury can be said to triumph."
    John Simon for Bloomberg

    "Lansbury — or Sondheim's score, for that matter... are, without question, the two best reasons to see this revival."
    Elysa Gardner for USA Today

    "New pleasures to be found in Nunn's thoughtful take on this Broadway classic."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "Mostly tiresome revival ..., doesn't give much reason for reappraisal."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Beautiful and deeply resonant, hitting every note with stunning honesty."
    Roma Torre for NY1

    "Disappointing revival."
    Michael Kuchwara for Associated Press

    "Uneven but welcome revival."
    Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

    "The wit and sophistication of the material are sufficient to withstand even this phlegmatic staging."
    David Rooney for Variety

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