Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music

Gothampc
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 08:38pm
I think Emma Thompson would make a great Desiree in A Little Night Music. Glam her up a bit with that outfit she began Sweeney Todd with. She's talented enough to bring new insights to the character. I'd love to see a full blown, no expense spared production (the last revival was a bit sparse).

I'm sure it's way too much to hope that Maggie Smith would play Madame Armfeldt.

Round out the cast with Robert Westenberg as Egerman, Faith Prince as Charlotte and Krysta Rodriguez as Petra
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ljay889
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 08:53pm
Wasn't Emma rumored for this role years ago?

Faith Prince is way too old for Charlotte.
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Gothampc
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:00pm
"Wasn't Emma rumored for this role years ago?"

No, Glenn Close had the lock on it for years.

"Faith Prince is way too old for Charlotte."

Charlotte's older than Desiree. 40-55 age range. Faith is somewhere around 55 but reads a bit younger onstage.
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ljay889
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:05pm
Patricia Elliot as Charlotte, 31
Diana Rigg, 35
Erin Davie, 32
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Gothampc
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:09pm
^^All too young because Charlotte is the voice of experience. She has to counter Anne in "Every Day A Little Death".
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qolbinau
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:11pm
It's weird how on that website Anne is "Lead" and Desiree is "Supporting".

Gothampc
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:13pm
"It's weird how on that website Anne is "Lead" and Desiree is "Supporting".

I thought that was funny too. Obviously it's wrong because Desiree is lead.
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Mattbrain
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:29pm
"All too young because Charlotte is the voice of experience. She has to counter Anne in "Every Day A Little Death"."

And yet they all played the role at some point or another.
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Sally Durant Plummer
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:33pm
"It's weird how on that website Anne is "Lead" and Desiree is "Supporting". "

Well, Desiree DOES have the least amount of material to sing, especially in the first act. Even Petra has a more challenging, not to mention longer, song than Desiree...
Michael Bennett
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:36pm
32 was not considered young for a turn of the century woman. 55 on the other hand would have been considered ancient. Though women in their 50s have played the role, Desiree in a realistic context would likely only have been mid- late 30s for the story to make sense.
Updated On: 3/10/14 at 09:36 PM
Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:39pm
Charlotte is closer to Anne's age than she is Desiree's. She is the older sister of her school friend.
Michael Bennett
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:46pm
Charlotte is definitely younger than Desiree. Going off the context of the script she and the Count are both probably under 30.
Reginald Tresilian
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:48pm
I'd like Phyllida Law as Mme. Armfeldt to Emma Thompson's Desiree.
ljay889
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:58pm
. Going off the context of the script she and the Count are both probably under 30.

Yes. Trevor Nunn was adamant about casting age appropriate actors in his revival. The Count, Charlotte, Anne, Henrik, and Fredrika were all cast appropriately. It was nice to have an actual child as Fredrika, and not a grown woman.
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 09:59pm
I know that's her mom, but it made me think of Much Ado About Nothing. Now I want Kate Beckinsale as Charlotte.
AC126748
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:01pm
Actually, Emma Thompson WAS the first rumor for the Trevor Nunn production that eventually became the Broadway revival, when it was originating in London.
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ljay889
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:39pm
Thought so. Wasn't able to find any of the old articles regarding the rumor.
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PalJoey
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:03am


Yes, please.

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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/11/14 at 12:10am
Yes!

with Paolo Szot as Frederick, Charlotte Rampling as Mme. Armfeldt and Martha Plimpton as Charlotte

on film; djrected by Francois Ozon

Updated On: 3/11/14 at 12:10 AM
madbrian
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/11/14 at 08:32am
I'd love to see Ann Margaret as Mme. Armfeldt and Sting as Frederic.
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henrikegerman
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Emma Thompson - A Little Night Music
Posted: 3/11/14 at 09:23am
^I'm down with those too!

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