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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Through January 9 Only

“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

 

BERNADETTE PETERS & ELAINE STRITCH

IN THE BROADWAY REVIVAL OF

COMPLETES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BROADWAY RUN

FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, JANUARY 9

 

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, will complete its critically acclaimed run this Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM after 20 previews and 425 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Continue reading

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC 2009 Cast Recording Receives Grammy Nomination

2009 BROADWAY REVIVAL CAST RECORDING

NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY AWARD

FOR BEST MUSICAL SHOW ALBUM

The 2009 Broadway Revival Cast Recording of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, produced by Tommy Krasker on Nonesuch – PS Classics, has received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album, it was announced yesterday. The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be announced on CBS on February 13, 2011.

The other nominees in the Grammy category for Best Musical Show Album are American Idiot, Fela!, Sondheim on Sondheim and Promises, Promises.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, currently starring Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, is now playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) through Sunday, January 9, 2011. Continue reading

NYC’s Best Shows to be Featured on NBC New York Nonstop Giving Telethon

THE 39 STEPS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC,

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS, & JERSEY BOYS

TO BE FEATURED ON NBC NEW YORK NONSTOP GIVING TELETHON

TOMORROW DECEMBER 2

NEW YORK THEATRE SPECIAL TO AIR THROUGH OUT THE DAY

ON NBC NEW YORK NONSTOP TIME WARNER CHANNEL 161

THE 39 STEPS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, and JERSEY BOYS, and will all be featured tomorrow as part of the first annual NBC New York Nonstop Giving Telethon. The New York Theatre special will air tomorrow, December 2 at 7 AM, 10:30 AM, 5 PM, and 10:30 PM, on NBC New York Nonstop (Time Warner Cable, channel 161). For listings on other cable system’s CLICK HERE. Continue reading

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC star Elaine Stritch featured in the New York Post

NEW YORK POST
November 4, 2010

Where life is suite

By MICKI SIEGEL

The Plaza has Eloise, a fictional little girl who has the run of the hotel. Since the 1930s, the Algonquin has had a series of cats, all named Matilda, in its lobby. But the Carlyle does them one better.

It has Elaine Stritch — a living, breathing icon of the Broadway stage (now co-starring in the Tony Award-winning revival of “A Little Night Music”) — who’s made the historic Upper East Side hotel her own special kingdom.

“I’m a hotel baby,” Stritch, 85, says. “I’ve always lived in hotels, but I’m very picky. I love living at the Carlyle. They spoil me. So I keep getting worse and worse. I get more demanding, I run the show, what I say goes. But I have a feeling that the people here like me.”

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“A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House” airs on PBS on October 20

A BROADWAY CELEBRATION:

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Featuring Brian d’Arcy James, Chad Kimball, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald,

Idina Menzel, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Elaine Stritch, and many more

TO AIR ON PBS – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 9PM

A BROADWAY CELEBRATION: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE will premiere Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS stations nationwide, followed by an encore presentation at 10:00 p.m. The sixty-minute television special is emceed by Nathan Lane and includes Idina Menzel, Brian d’Arcy James, Audra McDonald, Chad Kimball, Elaine Stritch, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Olivo, Tonya Pinkins, Assata Alston and a youth ensemble from the Joy of Motion Dance Center and Duke Ellington School of the Arts, with Danielle Arci and Constantine Rousouli.

A BROADWAY CELEBRATION: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE is a PBS music special in the East Room of the White House. President and Mrs. Obama hosted the event on Monday, July 19, 2010, featuring a series of performances by major Broadway artists and new talent presenting selections from American musicals that reflect the spirit, energy and ambition of America.

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC stars Stephen R. Buntrock as Fredrik Egerman beginning Tues, Sept. 28

STEPHEN R. BUNTROCK IS ‘FREDRIK EGERMAN’ IN

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

BEGINNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Stephen R. Buntrock will step into the role of Fredrik Egerman in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Alexander Hanson, who originated the role in this production, will play his final performance on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

Beginning Tuesday, September 28th, 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, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart, Kevin Vortmann.

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC In the News

“An indelible moment in the history of musical theater.”

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

IN THE NEWS

www.NightMusicOnBroadway.com

Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters, Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch and Olivier nominee Alexander Hanson are currently starring on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC recently featured in the news:

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC’s Bernadette Peters featured in the New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES

August 16, 2010

Broadway’s New Desirée, Learning as She Goes Along

By CHARLES McGRATH

There is a lot of audience impatience at the Walter Kerr Theater these days. From the moment the curtain comes up on Trevor Nunn’s revival of the Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler musical “A Little Night Music,” everyone is awaiting Bernadette Peters and her already famous performance of “Send In the Clowns,” the show’s great second-act signature number.

Ms. Peters’s version is naked, plaintive, wounded and ironic — a cry of disillusionment and amused self-recognition. Writing in The New York Times earlier this month, Charles Isherwood called it “an occasion of transporting artistry” and “an indelible moment in the history of musical theater.”

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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

THE CRITICS ARE UNANIMOUS!

BERNADETTE PETERS & ELAINE STRITCH

ARE GIVING THE PERFORMANCES OF THEIR CAREERS IN

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

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

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC stars Peters & Stritch Featured in the Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES TIMES

August 1, 2010

Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch turn up ‘A Little Night Music

The Broadway veterans bring renewed attention to the revival production. Like that pairing? Credit Stephen Sondheim.

By David Rooney, Special to the Los Angeles Times

It seems like the brainchild of a marketing genius. Take two of Broadway’s most celebrated living actresses, bringing with them more than 100 years of combined New York stage experience, and cast them as mother and daughter in a show that mines both their glittering history as musical-theater performers and their indelible association with the composer.

It was some casting coup to have Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch step into the Broadway revival of “A Little Night Music,” particularly for a production that had been scheduled to close when original leads Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury finished their contracts. But the idea didn’t come from a marquee-minded producer or from the fantasy casting thread of chat-room show queens.

“Actually, it was mine, I have to confess,” said the composer himself, Stephen Sondheim. “I don’t know why, but it simply hadn’t occurred to anybody to cast anybody as well known as Elaine and Bernadette for the parts.”

“Why didn’t you call Greta Garbo?” he quipped. “Oh, it never occurred to me.”

Read the full article from Sunday’s Los Angeles Times at
http://www.latimes.com/la-ca-peters-stritch-20100801,0,766683.story

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