A Little Night Music

Send in both the frowns and the crowns for Tom Rowan’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn. If you don’t know Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1973 Best Musical Tony-winner, time has come for you to make its acquaintance. We’re in 1900 Sweden, where middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman married [...]

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Whenever composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim and director Harold Prince set out to do a musical, they were always on the lookout for ingredients that would be new, fresh or even groundbreaking. For A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, their elegant 1973 Tony-winner, they decided to start with an overture not solely played by the orchestra (as audiences had [...]

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Thirty-one years ago this week, Broadway saw the last of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Granted, the then-new 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical had a hard act to follow: SWEENEY TODD, the 1979 musical (or opera, if you insist) that most everyone agrees is the composer-lyricist’s masterpiece. So MERRILY closed – after 16 performances. While word-of-mouth during [...]

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MTI ShowSpace contributor and composer, Julian Blackmore is debuting a new series called, “In a New York Minute” where he catches up with Broadway actors in unusual locations to get their likes and dislikes on video in 60 seconds. There’s more to it than that, but you’ll just have to watch the episode to find [...]

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MTI CEO Freddie Gershon, and wife Myrna, have partnered with the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to create and fund a grant program to reward outstanding teachers in honor of their friend, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.  According to the Washington Examiner, “The Kennedy Center-Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards announced Tuesday will award $10,000 grants [...]

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Funny-man and Tony nominee Will Ferrell “announces” on The Late Show with David Letterman that he will be replacing Catherine Zeta Jones as Desiree in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. He even provides a “preview performance” –  his rendition of the show’s signature song “Send In the Clowns.”  Break a leg, Will!

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Spring has sprung on MTI ShowSpace and exciting new videos are in bloom.  Get in that Spring Musical spirit by checking out clips from the MTI Vault featuring Jason Robert Brown and the cast of Broadway’s A Little Night Music. MTI author David “Father Fame” DeSilva has also been uploading productions of Fame the Musical [...]

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Audiences and critics alike are raving about the current production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC playing in Paris.  Performed in English, this is the first French production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler show, which is also being revived on Broadway. Listen to this French news site discuss the show – in French! – and hear [...]

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Ramona Mallory isn’t the only one making her Broadway debut this season.  But she is the only one whose first Broadway role is one her mother originally played.   In the original production of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim’s intimate A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Victoria Mallory played teenage bride Anne; she fell in love with Mark [...]

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Congratulations to the first Broadway revival of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC! The show opened Sunday night to critical acclaim, and the production will record a new cast album in early January. Click here for a feature on Catherine Zeta-Jones in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Click here for an interview with A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC star [...]

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