Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch to take over in A Little Night Music?

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Just read on Playbill.com that ALNM may now NOT close on June 20th and that Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch have been approached to take over as Desiree and Mme. Armfeldt. Even though I'm not a big fan of Nunn's production of this brilliant Sondheim show, the thought of these two ladies in those roles is pretty mouthwatering. If it's true, I hope it's still running with them in it in October when I'm hoping to get to New York next.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/139898-EXCLUSIVE-Bernadette-Peters-and-Elaine-Stritch-May-Make-Night-Music-On-Broadway
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CONAries would love that!
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Well, at least it will keep the think open, no?

And with two great leads, too!
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not sure about peters as i think she is too old to play desiree as she is 60 but strich yes!
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I thought that too...

But I also thought she is one who can definitely play younger.

In addition to which, Dame Judi Dench was 60...

Having said that, Trevor Nunn said he was trying to do a younger Desiree, so...
Updated On: 5/28/10 at 07:37 PM
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This already may fall thru, she is already placing conditions during the negotiations. 8 shows a week are already a no goer.
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yes and the judi dench version was a more mature version of the show as i had a conversation with someone about the 95 nt version not long ago. she might be able to play young but hannah and catherine have both been young!
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your still young mama! you got desiree in you yet!
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I could do Lady Macbeth 6 days a week including matinees!
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so playing all 8 performances?
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Oh yes, i didn't train on some reality show on a Saturday night.
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oh im not saying you did im sure you trained at RADA!
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I'm still young, it's the gravity that got stronger.....
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I think both these actresses inappropriate.
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"I don't have a problem with age, age has a problem with me!"

..."Eight shows a week, two matinee" (Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch to take over in A Little Night Music?
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I know we've probabaly all read this, but the title is Stritch confirms talks for Night Music...this barely confirms anything! :P
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Great performers yea, Stritch is sublime, Peters I can just handle.
BUT so wrong for this show.

Updated On: 5/29/10 at 10:52 AM
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Jennifer Hudson as Desiree and Whoopi Goldberg as Mme Armfeldt? I would pay to see that!!
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now that sounds like casting i would love to see! i would get on a plane tomorrow and and wait oustide the theatre for that!
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Honey, you can sit next to me haha x
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thank you darling we can heckel from the back!
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you heckle. i'll cackle
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I couldn't sit through any kind of performance by Whoopi even if someone paid me to go! I just find her incredibly irritating.
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA*** ELEGIES FOR ANGELS PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS**** AMOUR***** THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA***** VINCENT RIVER***** THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRTIAN MOLE**** THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER**** BARE**** AFTERGLOW**** FIVER***** CLOSER TO HEAVEN*** THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY***** LESS MISERABLE (EdFringe)*** HUGHIE (EdFringe)**** VOLDERMART AND THE TEENAGE HOGWART PARODY (EdFringe)**** I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL (RdFringe)**** ALL SHOOK UP (EdFringe)**** NEWS REVIEW (EdFringe)**** THE SHARK IS BROKEN (EdFringe)**** SHAKING THE DEAD (EdFringe)*** WHEN THE BIRDS COME (EdFringe)*** CROCODILE FEVER (EdFringe)***** THE PILLOWMAN (EdFringe)*** FOUR WOKE BAES (EdFringe)**** MY SON PINNOCHIO JR****
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Agreed that this is inappropriate casting for both roles.