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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starring Peters & Stritch Opens to Critical Acclaim

“I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced with such palpable force – or such prominent goose bumps –

the sense of being present at an indelible moment in the history of musical theater.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times





Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch opened last night in the first Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Critics and audiences are united in their acclaim for the Broadway return of these two theatrical and entertainment legends.

Bernadette Peters invests each brittle line with a full measure of feeling without losing the arc of the music or any of the delicate irony in the lyrics. Nobody can outdo Elaine Stritch in the deployment of strategic pauses that attach powder kegs to seemingly sparkless lines. Explosions of laughter duly greet this dowager’s rueful observations.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

PETERS & STRITCH HAVE TRANSFORMED THE ENTIRE SHOW. Peters’ ‘Send in the Clowns’ is one for the books, a masterpiece of interpretive finesse. Stritch is a hoot. She spits out her bon mots with acidic relish and turns ‘Liaisons’ into a mesmerizingly bizarre experience halfway between storytelling and performance art.”

– Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post (Read More)

BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO! For theatre lovers it doesn’t get much better than this. Two beloved Broadway veterans doing what they do best … in a consummate production that sings its heart out. Mark it in memory. This performance by Bernadette Peters is the stuff of theatre legend. Elaine Stritch crafts a balanced and deeply felt performance – revealing a touching vulnerability.”

– Roma Torre, NY1 News

TALK ABOUT DREAM CASTING, ENOUGH TO BRING SMILES TO ANY SUMMER NIGHT, even in overly sultry Manhattan. In its second incarnation, this revival has become a MUST-SEE for fans of either Sondheim or these wonderful actresses, a category which hopefully includes anyone who loves musicals.”

– Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press (Read More)

PETERS AND STRITCH ARE SENSATIONAL! They have given us a whole new take on this marvelous show. There’s more laughs. If you saw the original revival and especially if you didn’t, you must run out and buy tickets today for a superb new cast.”

– David Richardson, WOR Radio

DON’T MISS STRITCH AND PETERS. THIS IS A JOYFUL EVENT. Never has adultery seemed so pleasing and important. Bernadette Peters has never had a role that suited her quite so superbly as her brilliant, joyful, irrepressible, humane and generous “middle-aged” actress in this, Sondheim’s very best work. Elaine Stritch is a national treasure, a comic genius. She is both beautiful and overwhelmingly funny.”

– Liz Smith (Read More)

BERNADETTE PETERS AND ELAINE STRITCH BRING A WHOLE NEW LEVEL TO A SHOW THAT DEMANDS A REPEAT VISIT. Peters and Stritch are beloved Broadway icons, and their performances here illustrate the reasons why.”

– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter (Read More)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, is now playing on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).

For more information, visit www.NightMusicOnBroadway.com

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