A Little Night Music: Tickets are now on sale to the general public
A Little Night Music: Tickets are now on sale to the general public Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music, starring Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Lynne Page. The production opens at the Walter Kerr Theatre on 13 Dec 2009, following previews from 24 Nov, and is selling tickets through to 13 Jun 2010. A Little Night Music stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as 'Desirée Armfeldt,' Angela Lansbury as 'Madame Armfeldt,' Alexander Hanson as 'Fredrik Egerman,' Aaron Lazar 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 Bradley Dean, Marissa McGowan, Betsy Morgan, Karen Murphy, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas and Kevin Vortmann. Additional casting, including the role of Fredrika Armfeldt, will be announced at a later date. 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. A Little Night Music - featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler - originally opened in 1973 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre and ran for 601 performances. That production was directed by Harold Prince, choreographed by Patricia Birch, and featured Hermione Gingold as 'Madame Armfeldt' and Glynis Johns as 'Desiree.' It 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.' The creative team for A Little Night Music includes Caroline Humphris (Musical Supervision), David Farley (Set & Costume Design), Hartley T A Kemp (Lighting Design), Dan Moses Shreier and Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Paul Huntley (Wig Design), Jason Carr (Orchestrations) and Tom Murray (Musical Direction). A Little Night Music will be produced on Broadway by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, the Menier Chocolate Factory, Roger Berlind, David Babani, Andrew Fell and Sonia Friedman Productions. Trevour Nunn's production of A Little Night Music had its premiere at London's 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, where it played through to 25 Jul 2009. The musical opened to good notices from the popular press: "Delicious production." (Guardian); "At its finest Nunn's 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). The London production's cast featured Hannah Waddingham (Desirée), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alexander Hanson (Fredrik Egerman), Kelly Price (Countess Charlotte Malcolm) and Jessie Buckley (Anne Egerman). 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 categories.
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