A Little Night Music plays final performance
The first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn and starring Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch, plays its final on 9 Jan 2011 having played 20 previews and 425 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
A Little Night Music stars Bernadette Peters as 'Desirée Armfeldt,' Elaine Stritch as 'Madame Armfeldt,' Stephen R. Buntrock as 'Fredrik Egerman,' Bradley Dean as 'Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm,' Erin Davie as 'Countess Charlotte Malcolm,' Leigh Ann Larkin as 'Petra,' Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as 'Henrik Egerman' and Ramona Mallory as 'Anne Egerman.'
The cast also includes Ron Bohmer, Ben Davis, Jessica Grové, Gina Lamparella, Katherine McNamara, Erin Stewart, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Heather Ayers, Karen Murphy and Justin Patterson.
Based on Ingmar Bergman's film "Smiles of a Summer Night,"A Little Night Music is set in a weekend country house in turn of the century Sweden, bringing together surprising liaisons, long simmering passions and a taste of love's endless possibilities. Hailed as witty and wildly romantic, the story centers on the elegant actress Desirée Armfeldt and the spider's web of sensuality, intrigue and desire that surrounds her.
A Little Night Music - featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler - originally opened in 1973 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre and ran for 601 performances. Produced and directed by Harold Prince, the production garnered six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The Sondheim score features one of the composer's best-known songs, "Send in the Clowns," as well as "Every Day a Little Death," "The Miller's Son" and "A Weekend in the Country."
Trevor Nunn's production of A Little Night Music debuted to critical acclaim at London's Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2008 and subsequently transferred to the West End where it played a successful limited engagement through 25 Jul 2009 at the Garrick Theatre. The first Broadway revival of A Little Night Music began performances on24 Nov 2009 and officially opened on 13 Dec 2009 at the Walter Kerr Theatre starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, who played their final performance on 20 Jun 2010. Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch began performances on 13 Jul 2010.
The creative team for A Little Night Music includes Lynne Page (Choreography), Caroline Humphris (Musical Supervision), David Farley (Set & Costume Design), Hartley T A Kemp (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Paul Huntley (Wig Design), Jason Carr (Orchestrations) and Rob Bowman (Musical Direction).
A Little Night Music is produced on Broadway by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, The Menier Chocolate Factory, Roger Berlind, David Babani, Sonia Friedman Productions, Andrew Fell, Daryl Roth/Jane Bergère, Harvey Weinstein/Raise the Roof 3, Beverly Bartner/Dancap Productions, Inc., Nica Burns/Max Weitzenhoffer, Eric Falkenstein/Anna Czekaj, Jerry Frankel/Ronald Frankel, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer.
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