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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

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC star Elaine Stritch featured on “Theater Talk” on Fri, Oct 22

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC STAR

ELAINE STRITCH

INTERVIEWED ON THEATER TALK

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 AT 1:00 AM EST

 

Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch, currently starring opposite Bernadette Peters in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Trevor Nunn, will be interviewed by Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins on “Theater Talk” this Friday, October 22 at 1:00 AM EST on WNET-TV (Channel 13).

After premiering on Thirteen, Friday, October 22, the Elaine Stritch interview will repeat on CUNY TV: Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 PM; Sunday, Oct. 31 at 12:30 PM, plus Monday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. It will also air on NYC TV and NJN in New York City.

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is now playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) through Sunday, January 9, 2011.

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.

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 July 25, 2009 at the Garrick Theatre. The first Broadway revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC began performances on November 24, 2009 and officially opened on December 13, 2009 at the Walter Kerr Theatre starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, who played their final performance on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch began performances on Tuesday, July 13, 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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Peters & Stritch Extend in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Through January 9, 2011 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

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011 ONLY

Due to popular demand, Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch have extended their stay in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn. Peters & Stritch were originally only scheduled to perform through Sunday, November 7, 2010 and will now stay with the production through its final performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 3:00 PM after 20 previews and 425 regular performances.

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BERNADETTE PETERS & ELAINE STRITCH ON NY1 “ON STAGE”

Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch, both  currently starring in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Walter Kerr Theatre, were recently interviewed by Roma Torre for NY1’s “On Stage.” Click here to watch to the interview. Continue reading

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 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

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Resumes Performances Tonight Starring Peters & Stritch

PERFORMANCES RESUME TONIGHT

BERNADETTE PETERS      ELAINE STRITCH

RETURN TO BROADWAY IN

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

DIRECTED BY TREVOR NUNN

AT THE WALTER KERR THEATRE

www.NightMusicOnBroadway.com

Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters and Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch return to Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Tony Award–winning masterpiece A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, beginning tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC stars Bernadette Peters as Desirée Armfeldt, Elaine Stritch 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 Stephen R. Buntrock, Bradley Dean, Sara Jean Ford, Katherine McNamara, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart, Kevin Vortmann.

Alexander Hanson is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

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