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Musical (1973)

Musique: Stephen Sondheim
Paroles: Stephen Sondheim
Livret: Hugh Wheeler

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Garrick Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 28 mars 2009
Première : mardi 07 avril 2009
Dernière : samedi 25 juillet 2009
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Lynn Page
Avec : Mr. Lindquist - Lynden Edwards / Mrs. Nordstrom - Fiona Dunn / Mrs. Anderssen - Laura Armstrong / Mr. Erlanson - John Addison / Mrs. Segstrom - Nicola Sloane / Fredrika Armfeldt - Grace Link, Holly Halam (alternating) / Madame Armfeldt - Maureen Lipman / Frid, her butler - Andy Morton / Henrik Egerman - Gabriel Vick / Anne Egerman - Jessie Buckley / Fredrik Egerman - Alexander Hanson / Petra - Kaisa Hammarlund / Desiree Armfeldt - Hannah Waddingham / Count Carl-Magnus Malcom - Alistair Robins / Countess Charlotte Malcom - Kelly Price
Commentaires : Reprise de la version Litlle Night Music (A) (2008-11-Chocolate Factory-London)
This critically acclaimed production earned special praise for the Lady Bracknell type performance from Maureen Lipman, but above all for Hannah Waddingham’s outstanding portrayal. The role of Desirée had earlier been played by older actresses with the consequent ageing of all the other characters around her. The original Desirée should have been no more than 40, with a 14 year old daughter – and this was ideal casting for Hannah Waddingham and added new depth to the story. Including previews, the London production gave some 226 performances. This same production transferred to Broadway, officially opening on December 13 th 2009 with Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt and, in her Broadway debut, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Desirée. (Catherine won the Tony Award for the Best Leading Actress in a Musical, and on the same weekend of the Tony Awards it was announced she had been awarded a CBE for her charity work.) The Broadway production closed temporarily on June 20, 2010 when the original contracts ran out, but reopened on July 13, with Bernadette Peters as Desirée and Elaine Stritch as Madame Armfeldt. When the production finally closed on January 9, 2011 it had played 425 performances (plus 20 previews).
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "On transfer to the West End, A Little Night Music leaves me far less than enraptured." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Delicious evening of refined enchantment." SAM MARLOWE for THE TIMES says, "While at its finest Nunn’s production has needle-sharp poignancy, the comedy that accompanies the pain is sometimes too broad...It’s not a rendering that never puts a foot wrong; but when it’s in step with Sondheim’s masterly music it’s sheer elegance." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "I found myself almost continually entranced...It's a fine production of a musical that only misses greatness by a whisker."