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A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC Show Poster

A Little Night Music

Walter Kerr Theatre

3 hrs (1 Intermission)

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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 ...

Theater Info

Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Oct 15, 2009
Preview
Nov 24, 2009
Opening
Dec 13, 2009
Closing
Jan 09, 2011

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10
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Show Clips: A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch

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Story

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Set at the turn of the last century, A Little Night Music interweaves a tangled web of former and current lovers among the upper crust elite of Sweden. Esteemed lawyer Fredrik Egerman has recently married a young virgin, Anne, whom his son, Henrik, has also fallen madly in love. Fredrik’s dedication to his blushing bride is tested when he reunites with a former flame, the famed (and fading) actress Desiree Armfeldt. Things grow more complicated when her jealous (and married) lover Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm gets wind of the reunion. The coupling and uncoupling comes to a head when Desirée convinces her mother to host Fredrik and his family for a weekend on her lavish country estate—and the Count, with wife in tow, crashes the party.

Reviews

for A Little Night Music

The luminous [Angela] Lansbury is a wonder. The 84-year-old actress does something extraordinary, too: her Madame Armfeldt progressively gets more frail as the evening progresses...the aging process has never been more eloquently put on display.

Review by Michael Kuchwara from The Associated Press

"Bewitching, confident and utterly natural, [Catherine Zeta-Jones] breathes a refreshing earthiness and warm-blooded sensuality into the part [of Desiree]."

Review by David Rooney from Variety

"Sondheim's score...suggests echoes from a distant era. [Angela Lansbury] seems to melt into memory itself. It's a lovely example of the past reaching out to the present."

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

“Half-light can be forgiving—to the aging, to the vain, to the furtive philanderer—but in Trevor Nunn’s stunning, twilit, devastatingly good new production of A Little Night Music, it’s as punishing as the equatorial sun. He’s clearly trying to induce an exquisitely heartbreaking case of seasonal affective disorder in his audience, and, fiendishly, he succeeds.”

Review by Scott Brown from New York Magazine

“Zeta-Jones is captivating as Desiree. The actress has musical theater experience, and it shows; she has terrific stage presence, unlike so many movie stars who tread the boards, and she sings and moves beautifully.”

Review by Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter

Cast

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Desiree Armfeldt
Bernadette Peters
Madame Armfeldt
Elaine Stritch
Fredrik Egerman
Stephen Buntrock
Countess Charlotte Malcolm
Erin Davie
Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm
Bradley Dean
Petra
Leigh Ann Larkin
Henrik Egerman
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
Anne Egerman
Ramona Mallory

Creative

for A Little Night Music
Music and Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim
Book
Hugh Wheeler
Director
Trevor Nunn
Choreographer
Lynne Page
Set and Costume Designer
David Farley
Lighting Designer
Hartley T A Kemp
Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier and Gareth Owen

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