Photo Coverage: 'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' Curtain Call
Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented a once-in-a-lifetime gala concert reading of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's enchanting, Tony Award®-winning masterpiece A Little Night Music on Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 7:30PM at Studio 54 (254 West 54th St.). BroadwayWorld's cameras were there to capture the historic curtain call.
Director Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, Curtains) directed a cast of 15 including Natasha Richardson (Desirée Armfeldt), Victor Garber (Frederick Egerman) Jill Paice (Anna Egerman), Christine Baranski (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Marc Kudisch (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Steven Pasquale (Henrik Egerman) and Vanessa Redgrave (Madame Armfeldt), and with legendary musical director Paul Gemignani (Assassins, Pacific Overtures) leading a 27-member orchestra with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick.
The cast also included Kendra Kassebaum (Petra), Alexandra Socha (Fredrika), Maija Lisa Currie (Mrs. Nordstrom), Steven Goldstein (Mr. Erlandson), Leena Chopra (Mrs. Segestrom), Julianne Borg (Mrs. Anderssen) and Philip Cokorinos (Mr. Lindquist).
Not seen on Broadway in 35 years, this classic musical follows three lovestruck couples as they lose - and find - each other during a long midsummer night on a country estate. Sondheim's most heartbreaking score includes "Send in the Clowns," "The Miller's Son" and "A Weekend in the Country."
American Airlines is the official airline of the Roundabout Theatre Company. Production underwriters are the Shen Family Foundation and Williams Real Estate.
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company currently produces at three permanent homes each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.