It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Starting 7/13

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BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT.

I truly CANNOT wait.
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THANK GOD!!!! So excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)))))))))))))))
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Freaking awesome!

Now, what are the chances of them recording their performances like they did for Brooke Shields in Wonderful Town and Vanessa Williams in Spider Woman?
....but the world goes 'round
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I've been a fan of Bernadette's since she played the stepmother in "Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" and when she voiced Sophie in "Anastasia" and Rita on "Animaniacs." I'm so happy she is returning to Broadway!
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Since I haven't seen any of these women perform before, I have no bias. So which pair should I see?
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Great. Stunt casting. Worthy of the Wesslers.
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LOLOL. Yes. Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch are stunt casting.

Nice try.
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tazber - I agree! Let's hope they decide to do that!

Why would it close in June then open in July? Couldn't they just find a replacement for Angela and Catherine until Elaine and Bernadette take over?
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bitch please. Bernadette and Elaine are far from stunt casting. Gimme a break.
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"Great. Stunt casting. Worthy of the Wesslers."

How dare you call Bernadette and Elaine stunt casting? These are two Broadway pros who are eminently suited to these roles, taking over the leads in a well-reviewed, successful show. They're not some TV stars dropped in to save a dying show.

Shame on you.
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Quotes from Bernadette and Elaine!

Bernadette as Desiree was all Sondheim's idea. Very interesting.
And Stritch makes some typical Stritch comments. lol.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/07/peters-stritch-to-join-night-music-cast/
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broadwayfreak, you are joking aren't you?
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YAY! So excited!

...And I'm assuming that Alexander Hanson will stay, per the link that ljay posted.
<-----Bernadette Peters and Alexander Hanson in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Send in the clowns...Send in the crowds!

"I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface."-Stephen Sondheim
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It's Official! Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch to Star in A LITTLE NIG

And no one grew into anything new, we just became the worst of what we were."
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Yup, Playbill confirmed that Hanson is indeed staying.
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I love this casting!

I would have love to have seen Peters take over the Zeta-Jones role ealy so her performace would have overlapped with Landsbury before Stretch came on.
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uncageg - Yes.

So excited to hear this news! This makes my day! Let's hope for a new cast album!
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"STRETCHAAAAAAAAY!"
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Check out the Wikipedia entry for "stunt casting":

XD XD XD
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Updated On: 6/7/10 at 05:29 PM
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Wow, love the Stritch quotes, love how she's basically admitting that she's not even sure if she's right for the part but she's gonna do her best. I love it and love her.
Thanks for posting the article, Ljay, it was great reading Bernadette's thoughts on the whole thing and of course as usual, it's another genius idea from Stephen Sondheim.
I never thought I'd see Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch play mother-daughter. I actually never thought I'd see Stritch in an actual role on stage, I thought she was more or less retired, it's great to see her back in the game. I will definitely be there.
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