Latest Night Music Stories

2009-09-22 20:13:21

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury and Alexander Hanson are set to star in the first Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, it was announced Tuesday. The production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical will be directed by Tony Award-winner Trevor Nunn. The revival is to begin previews Nov. 24 and open Dec. 13 at Manhattan's Walter Kerr Theatre. Zeta-Jones, who won an Oscar for her work in the movie musical Chicago, is to make her Broadway debut in the role...

2008-10-30 18:00:19

Natasha Richardson, Christine Baranski and Vanessa Redgrave have signed on to perform at a benefit concert reading of "A Little Night Music" in New York. Also slated to take part in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Jan. 12 gala fundraiser, featuring a reading of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical with a 27-member orchestra, are Victor Garber, Laura Benanti, Marc Kudisch and Steven Pasquale. Additional cast members will be announced shortly, the company said....

2008-07-08 21:00:19

By Herman Trotter ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. -- Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" is unquestionably a masterpiece. It is unpretentiously sophisticated, teasingly literate, wickedly witty, mesmerizingly melodious, rhythmically lulling and disarmingly frank in its exposition of the open sexual mores of Swedish life in 1900. Extrapolated in 1973 from Ingmar Bergman's 1955 comic film "Smiles of a Summer Night," it features music largely in lilting waltz time, with rhythms often reflected in...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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