Monday, June 07, 2010

Bloo-dy HELL!

Recently the producers of the New York production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC announced that it's run at the Walter Kerr Theatre would end when the contracts were up for it's stars, Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Whoa chile... it has now been announced that au contraire, after a closure of a month the production will reopen with the jaw-dropping killer-diller double-divadom of Bernadette Peters as Desiree and Elaine Stritch as her mother Mme. Armfelt.

Both are of course are well versed in Sondheim's work - apart from singing his songs in their solo shows Bernadette originated roles in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and INTO THE WOODS and in a revival of GYPSY while Stritch originated the role of Joanne in COMPANY and stopped the 1985 FOLLIES concert dead with her version of "Broadway Baby".

Here they are at Sondheim's birthday gala in March separated by David Hyde Pierce...

Looks like the couch is going to be burrowed into one more time for the odd penny...

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