Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch Open in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Tony, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Bernadette Peters began performances in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC alongside Tony & Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch last night, Tuesday, July 13th and BroadwayWorld was there! Directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC plays at theWalter 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, KevinDavid Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart, Kevin Vortmann.
Alexander Hanson is appearing with the support of Actors' EquityAssociation. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' EquityAssociation for its assistance to this production.
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.
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).