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Zeta Jones & Lansbury set for Night Music

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Zeta Jones & Lansbury set for Night Music#1
Posted: 8/21/09 at 4:31am
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/RIALTO_CHATTER_Riedel_Says_ZetaJones_Lansbury_Set_For_NIGHT_MUSIC_20090821

Why don't we get the star names! I'm booking tickets to NY to see this now!
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I saw this in London, while I enjoyued it I did find it a bit plodding, fantastic cast though, just wasnt taken with the musical as a piece.

This casting however would possibly get me to NYC to see it again
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I thought some of the cast just weren't quite up to it personally and did quite get the characters right - I think NY will get it right 100%
Updated On: 8/21/09 at 05:11 AM
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i loved it and thought all the cast were excellent, but broadway getting Lansbury and Zeta-jones makes me slightly green re: Zeta Jones & Lansbury set for Night Music. Maybe my next trip to nyc is coming up :)
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I really don't think Zeta-Jones has the acting ability to pull this off. Nor do I understand America's fascination with her. thought she was terribly miscast in Chicago. I like Velma to be older and more experienced than Roxie; not young and arrogant.
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I'm not going to NYC til August next year when, even if this is still around, this cast wont be! re: Zeta Jones & Lansbury set for Night Music Ahh well!
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Uh... Why wouldn't they be? Did I miss something?
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Well, when I go it will be 8 months after opening I believe, and I would be surprised if this cast, ESPECIALLY Zeta-Jones stayed more than 6 months!
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I thought the London cast had a few problems - Anne and Carl-Magnus mostly - but I thought Desiree and Madame A were perfect. I'm sure Zeta-Jones will sell more tickets, but I can't see her being anywhere near as good as Waddingham. Marin Mazzie, Rachel York, certainly, but not CZJ.

And I love Lansbury, but not sure I can see her in this production. (I didn't mention this on the Broadway board for fear of being killed.) The age-gap between her and CZJ is a bit much for mother and daughter, especially considering when it's set.

Despite its (not insignificant) flaws, I'm glad I saw the London cast.
Updated On: 8/21/09 at 10:37 AM
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"The age-gap between her and CZJ is a bit much for mother and daughter, especially considering when it's set."
I agree, especially during the time when the show is set. Very few women had babies at 40+

And Rachel York would have been sublime. I love her.
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I saw the original when it first opened in NY

I like Sondheim but it is a bit slow moving. It is not everyones cup of tea. I doubt it will fare to well with tourists especially at the sky high prices they will charge

I think Natasha Richardson might have been in it had she not died so tragically.

My wife wants to see it so when we get discounted tickets we will go. I have a ton of CD'S & thought I had this but I only have an LP (remember those) of it. I will probably wait until they do a cast album with the revival cast & get it than.
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It was rumoured that Natasha Richardson will be in this production alongside her mother Vanessa Richardson, sadly this will never happen.
But for this particular production, I think CZJ is perfect! I'll admit the age gap between her and Angela is abit too much but for a show like Little Night Music, I think they really need some names to sell the production!
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