Meanwhile, Desiree meets Fredrik and asks if he still wants to be "rescued" from his life. The musical is … 15 of 17 people found this review helpful. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Middle-aged Fredrik Egerman is a successful lawyer. She comes back home with Joe Grady (Warren Beatty), the piano player. Gradually, their vocalizing becomes an overture blending fragments of "Remember", "Soon" and "The Glamorous Life", leading into the first "Night Waltz". She gets her mother to invite the Egermans to her country estate for the weekend. Mr Judge's great innovation is to transform the Liebeslieder Singers from the evening-dressed, after-dinner line-up into 18th century ghosts weaving in and out of the action...But Mr Judge's other great realisation is that, in Sondheim, the lyrics are not an adornment to a song but their very essence: understand them and the show will flow. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, and Diana Rigg starring. I've been listening to the original Broadway cast album for years. It ran for 406 performances. Secrest, Meryle. "[46], In analyzing the text of the song, Max Cryer wrote that it "is not intended to be sung by the young in love, but by a mature performer who has seen it all before. Was this review helpful to you? He organizes trios with the singers separated, while his duets are sung together, about a third person. Charlotte relates this to the Count, who (much to her chagrin) decides to visit the Armfeldts uninvited. Meanwhile, Desiree asks Madam Armfeldt to host a party for Fredrik, Anne and Henrik. This film deserves to be preserved as a rare film adaptation in Sondheim library. Anne promises her husband that shortly she will consent to have sex ("Soon"), which leads into all three of them lamenting at once. Remember the horrible film versions of Funny Thing Happened..., South Pacific and other great Broadway musicals that received poor screen adaptations. Madam Armfeldt is surprised, ruefully noting that she rejected love for material wealth at Fredrika's age. She has doubts of her femininity, her belief in love, and faith in herself. Dench received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[8]. In 1997 an all-jazz version of the score was recorded by Terry Trotter. Desiree responds sarcastically and boasts of her own adultery, as she has been seeing the married dragoon, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm. The elegant, harmonically-advanced music in this musical pays indirect homage to the compositions of Maurice Ravel, especially his Valses nobles et sentimentales[49] (whose opening chord is borrowed for the opening chord of the song "Liaisons"); part of this effect stems from the style of orchestration that Jonathan Tunick used. Green, Kay. Back in Desiree's apartment, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm proclaims his unannounced arrival in his usual booming tones. [34], The piece has also become a popular choice for amateur musical theatre and light opera companies. Meanwhile, he moves in with her. A Little Night Music is getting a new Los Angeles production with an eye-catching cast, including Tony Award winner, Daisy Eagan, as Petra and NBC's Hairspray Live! A Little Night Music Cast & Creative. "[39], Sondheim's engagement with threes extends to his lyrics. She praises her granddaughter and remembers true love's fleeting nature. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrick goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). The third London revival ran at the Menier Chocolate Factory from November 22, 2008 until March 8, 2009. The cast included Hannah Waddingham as Desiree, Alexander Hanson as Frederik, Jessie Buckley (Anne), Maureen Lipman (Madame Armfeldt), Alistair Robins (the Count), Gabriel Vick (Henrik), Grace Link (Fredrika) and Kasia Hammarlund (Petra). Hurt and bitter, Desiree can only reflect on the nature of her life and relationship to Fredrik ("Send In the Clowns"). Elizabeth Taylor. [35], A film version of A Little Night Music was released in 1977, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg, with Len Cariou, Hermione Gingold and Laurence Guittard reprising their Broadway roles. [18] However, Katherine McNamara replaced Doherty in February 2010. A Little Night Music characters breakdowns including full descriptions with standard casting requirements and expert analysis. Then an old flame, the dreamer Eilert Lovborg (Philip Bond), turns up on the scene with tragic results. Madam Armfeldt offers advice to young Fredrika. [9] This critically acclaimed[10][11][12] production transferred to the Garrick Theatre in the West End for a limited season, opening on March 28, 2009 and running until July 25, 2009. Complete your Stephen Sondheim - Jean Simmons, Hermione Gingold, Joss Ackland collection. "[43], The show's best-known and Sondheim's biggest hit song was almost an afterthought, written several days before the start of out-of-town tryouts. Then comes her one solo, "Liaisons", in which her character thinks back on the art of love as a profession in a gilded age, when sex 'was but a pleasurable means to a measurable end.' By figuratively rolling her eyes at the hype, Peters gives us a rich, warm and comedically human Desiree, which reaches full impact when she pierces the façade with a nakedly honest, tears-on-cheek 'Send in the Clowns.'"[56]. A Little Night Music is alongside Sweeney Todd, Into the Wood, Follies and Sunday in the Park with George one of his best, Send in the Clowns is the most recognisable and most well-known … With Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Julia Duffy, Jan Hooks. Madam Armfeldt sits alone with Fredrika. 1. Madame Armfeldt. The first international production opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in Sydney, Australia in November 1973, with a cast including Taina Elg, Bruce Barry, Jill Perryman, Doris Fitton, Anna Russell and Geraldine Turner. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte (Dame Diana Rigg) appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united. Bernadette Peters. The film marked Broadway director Hal Prince's second time as a motion picture director. Madame Armfeldt tells the child that the summer night "smiles" three times: first on the young, second on fools, and third on the old. Sheila K. Adams. Henrik meets Fredrika, and confesses his deep love for Anne to her. Listen free to Stephen Sondheim – A Little Night Music (Overture and Night Waltz, Now / Later / Soon and more). Ever wonder what A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley and other adorable kids from holiday movies look like now? ... A Little Night Music makes much use of the number three as a motif in the music and storyline. "Four by Sondheim, Wheeler, Lapine, Shevelove and Gelbart" (2000). [44] Sondheim initially conceived Desiree as a role for a more or less non-singing actress. 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However, other songs, including "In Praise of Women", "The Miller's Son" and "Liaisons", were cut and remain heard only as background orchestrations. After they drift back off, the aging and sardonic Madame Armfeldt and her solemn granddaughter, Fredrika, enter. And as is often the case with this director's work, the pace is so slow and the mood so reverent, that initial enchantment gives way to bored fidgeting. He commented that the lyrics are "breathtaking". Victorious, Carl-Magnus begins to romance Charlotte, granting her wish at last. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Musical. Designer Isaac Mizrahi directed and designed the production, with a cast that starred Amy Irving, Siân Phillips and Ron Raines. Frederick Egerman (Len Cariou) is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne (Lesley-Anne Down). Jean Simmons as Desiree Armfeldt, George Lee Andrews as Fredrik Egerman and Margaret Hamilton as Madame Armfeldt headed the cast.[7]. Comedy. Check out our gallery. The clumsy boy cannot complete the task, and Anne tells him that she loves him, too. As the two wait for the "third smile... on the old", it occurs: Madam Armfeldt closes her eyes, and dies peacefully with Fredrika beside her. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Carl-Magnus, preparing to romance Desiree, sees this and challenges Fredrik to Russian Roulette, at which a nervous Fredrik misfires and simply grazes his own ear. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrick goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt (Dame Elizabeth Taylor). Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Stephen Sondheim - A Little Night Music [London Studio Cast Recording] Produced by John Yap Arranged and Conducted by John Owen Edwards Recorded on March 1, 2, 10 and 19, 1990 at Abbey Road Studios, London Arrangements based on those for the 1989 London Revival Production. [15], Originally, Katherine Doherty and Keaton Whittaker played Fredrika in alternating performances, beginning with the November 2009 previews. A Little Night Music (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Tracklist. Song: Send in the ClownsPerformed By: Glynis JohnsI made this video a while ago and decided to redo it after I found some better pictures on the internet. "Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical" (2001). Also featured were Alexander Hanson as Frederik,[14] Ramona Mallory (the daughter of original Broadway cast members Victoria Mallory and Mark Lambert) as Anne, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik, Leigh Ann Larkin as Petra, Erin Davie as the Countess, Aaron Lazar as the Count, and Bradley Dean as Frid. Fredrika tells her grandmother that she has watched carefully, but still has not seen the night smile. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Julia is in the hospital, waiting the results of hysterectomy tests. A Little Night Music opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on February 25, 1973. That is, what needs to be covered over (by the clowns sung about in the song) is the very intensity, ragged emotion and utter vulnerability that comes forward through the music and singing itself, a display protracted to six minutes, wrought with exposed silences, a shocked Fredrik sitting so uncomfortably before Desirée while something much too real emerges in a realm where he – and his audience – felt assured of performance."[48]. [24][25] Peters and Stritch extended their contracts until January 9, 2011, when the production closed with 20 previews and 425 regular performances. The setting for the film was moved from Sweden to Austria. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinking of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrick, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus Mittelheim (Laurence Guittard). Yes, some songs have been cut and some themes (most sadly, Mme. He has recently married an 18-year-old trophy wife, Anne, a naive girl who loves Fredrik but is too immature to grasp the concept of marriage. A Little Night Music is a musical featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. 10 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to Stephen Sondheim (Photos), Dame Diana Rigg Dies, Bond, The Avengers and Game of Thrones Star Was 82, Stage and Screen Icon Diana Rigg of Avengers, Bond, and Game of Thrones, Dies at 82. Light Opera Works (Evanston, IL) produced the work in August 1983. Bernadette Peters steps into the six-month-old revival of A Little Night Music with a transfixing performance, playing it as if she realizes her character's onstage billing -- "the one and only Desiree Armfeldt"—is clichéd hyperbole. Charlotte visits Anne and describes Fredrik's tryst with Desiree. (1977). [50], The 2009 Broadway revival with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury recorded a cast album on January 4, 2010, which was released on April 6. Two of ... See full summary ». A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult. In addition to the original Broadway and London cast recordings, and the motion picture soundtrack (no longer available), there are recordings of the 1990 studio cast, the 1995 Royal National Theatre revival (starring Judi Dench), and the 2001 Barcelona cast recording sung in Catalan. Broadway debut. Sondheim, S., Shevelove, B., Gelbart, L., Wheeler, H., and Lapine, J. This use of counterpoint maintains coherence even as it extends the notion of a round, familiar in songs such as the traditional "Frère Jacques", into something more complex. The setting is Sweden, around the year 1900. Brand new and factory sealed BMG Direct CD of the Broadway cast recording of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and starring Glynis Johns, Hermione Gingold, Len Cariou, D’Jamin Bartlett, Laurence Guittard, Victoria Mallory, and more.The full list of songs is in the second picture. "[54], In reviewing the 2008 Menier Chocolate Factory production, the Telegraph reviewer wrote that "Sondheim's lyrics are often superbly witty, his music here, mostly in haunting waltz-time, far more accessible than is sometimes the case. Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. The production was directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Lynne Page, sets and costumes by David Farley and new orchestrations by Jason Carr. Critical reaction to the film was mostly negative, with much being made of Taylor's wildly fluctuating weight from scene to scene. Add the first question. One by one, the Quintet – five singers who comment like a Greek chorus throughout the show – enter, tuning up. The cast starred Angela Lansbury as Madame Armfeldt and, in her Broadway debut, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Desiree. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte (Dame Diana Rigg) appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united. [20], When the contracts of Zeta-Jones and Lansbury ended, the production temporarily closed on June 20, 2010 and resumed on July 13, with new stars Bernadette Peters as Desiree Armfeldt and Elaine Stritch as Madame Armfeldt. SHIPPING CHARGES: $3.25 for the first CD or DVD. A well-to-do London businesswoman gives up her comfortable life, including the man who loves her, to become a cloistered Benedictine nun. A Little Night Music [40] Passages in "Overture", "Glamorous Life", "Liaisons", and "The Miller's Son" are in duple meter. A doctor helps her put things in perspective. Thus Dorothy Tutin as Desiree, the touring thesp eventually reunited with her quondam lover, is not the melting romantic of previous productions but a working mother with the sharpness of a hat-pin. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. The production was directed by Stuart Maunder, designed by Roger Kirk, and conducted by Andrew Greene. Cast overview, first billed only: Elizabeth Taylor ... Desiree Armfeldt: Diana Rigg ... Charlotte Mittelheim: Len Cariou ... Frederick Egerman: Lesley-Anne Down ... Anne Egerman: Hermione Gingold ... Mme. Fredrik plots how he might seduce his wife ("Now"). Anne, suspicious and annoyed at Desiree's amorous glances, demands that Fredrik take her home immediately. Anne finds Henrik, who is attempting to commit suicide. A Little Night Music (1973 Original Broadway Cast) Stephen Sondheim Hermione Gingold A Little Night Music (Related Recordings) Victoria Mallory Glynis Johns Laurence Guittard Len Cariou Beth Fowler & 5 more Format: Audio CD A filmed version of the popular stage musical, in which a feisty drag queen attempts to rescue a shoe factory by designing fabulous and fetishistic footwear. This FAQ is empty. In 1997 an all-jazz version of the score was recorded by Terry Trotter. The concert ... See full summary ». A Little Night Music is full of hilariously witty and heartbreakingly moving moments of adoration, regret and desire. [30] The cast included both stage performers: Sally Ann Howes and George Lee Andrews as Desiree and Frederick and opera regular Regina Resnik as Madame Armfeldt (in 1991). Tuomas Parkkinen directed and Jussi Vahvaselkä was musical director. The two have been married for eleven months, but Anne still protects her virginity. That night, as Fredrik remembers his past with Desiree, he sneaks out to see her; the two have a happy but strained reunion as they "Remember". For example, it was added to the New York City Opera Company repertoire in 1990. Fredrik Egerman. [38], The score for A Little Night Music has elements not often found in musical theater, presenting challenges for performers, with complex meters, pitch changes, polyphony, and high notes for both males and females. "[47], Graham Wolfe has argued, "What Desirée is referring to in the famous song is a conventional device to cover over a moment when something has gone wrong on stage. Fredrika Armfeldt. Fredrika thinks about this, and decides that love, for all of its frustrations, "must be worth it". Kathy Li. The other characters enter waltzing, each uncomfortable with her partner. This dramatic musical celebration of love is perfect to showcase your highly trained singers with its harmonically advanced score and masterful orchestrations, and contains Sondheim's popular song, the haunting "Send in the Clowns." Fredrika tells Anne of Henrik's secret love, and the two dash off searching for him. [32], Opera Australia presented the piece in Melbourne in May 2009, starring Sigrid Thornton as Desiree Armfeldt and Nancye Hayes as Madame Armfeldt. Charlotte is quite aware of her husband's infidelity, but Carl-Magnus is too absorbed in his suspicions of Desiree to talk to her ("In Praise of Women"). In 2017, the musical was performed by students at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Carl-Magnus plans to challenge Fredrik to a duel, while Charlotte hopes to seduce the lawyer to make her husband jealous and end his philandering. The lives of both men are radically changed by the coming of American ships to Japan. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Stephen Sondheim - Jean Simmons, Hermione Gingold, Joss Ackland - A Little Night Music (Original London Cast) at Discogs. Anne's maidservant Petra, an experienced and forthright girl, slightly older than the teen herself, offers her worldly but crass advice. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night,” the show follows the romantic lives of several European couples. Charlotte confesses her plan to Fredrik, and both watch as Henrik and Anne, happy together, run away to start their new life. A revival opened in the West End on October 6, 1989, at the Piccadilly Theatre, directed by Ian Judge, designed by Mark Thompson, and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. There is a Mozart reference in the title—A Little Night Music is an occasionally-used translation of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, the nickname of Mozart's Serenade No. Musical Supervisor: Caroline Humphris; Conductor/Keyboard: Tom Murray; Associate Conductor: Paul Staroba; Concert Master: Matthew Lehmann; Viola: David Blinn; Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf; Woodwind: David Young; Bassoon: Thomas Sefcovic; Harp: Susan Jolles; Bass: Dick Sarpola; Music Coordination by John Miller; Music Preparation: Katharine Edmonds and Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Music … Fredrik and Desiree fob off the Count with an innocent explanation for their disheveled appearance, but he is still suspicious. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. In 2010 the musical was scheduled to return to Stockholm and the Stockholm Stadsteater. The difficulty is heightened when songs merge, as in "Now"/"Later"/"Soon", because all three have to be performed in the same key, limiting the ability to pick a comfortable key for each singer. At dinner, Charlotte attempts to flirt with Fredrik, and trades insults with Desiree. Use the HTML below. Original London cast album of the Sondheim hit, featuring Jean Simmons (a better singer than Broadway's Glynnis Johns), Hermione Gingold (reprising her Broadway performance), and Joss Ackland. He instantly dislikes Fredrik and returns to his wife, Countess Charlotte. An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father. [19] McNamara and Whittaker stayed with the production until it ended in January 2011. [31] The 2003 production featured a young Anna Kendrick as Fredrika Armfeldt, alongside Jeremy Irons as Frederick, Juliet Stevenson as Desiree, Claire Bloom as Madame Armfeldt, Danny Gurwin as Henrik, Michele Pawk as Charlotte, and Marc Kudisch as Carl-Magnus. While there, Desiree notices Fredrik in the audience; the two had been lovers years earlier. Some parts adopt compound meter, with a time signature such as 128. Fredrik finally confesses his love for Desiree, acknowledging that Fredrika is his daughter, and the two promise to start a new life together ("Send in the Clowns" (Reprise)). [2] Australian revivals have been presented by the Sydney Theatre Company (featuring Geraldine Turner and a young Toni Collette) in 1990, Melbourne Theatre Company (featuring Helen Morse and John O'May) in 1997, Opera Australia (featuring Sigrid Thornton and Anthony Warlow) in 2009, and Victorian Opera (featuring Ali McGregor, Simon Gleeson and Verity Hunt-Ballard) in 2019. Elaine Stritch. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Though reluctant, Madam Armfeldt agrees. 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Anne does not want to accept the invitation, but Charlotte convinces her to do so to heighten the contrast between the older woman and the young and beautiful teenager. [52], In its review of the 1989 London revival, the reviewer for The Guardian wrote that the "production also strikes me as infinitely superior to Harold Prince's 1975 version at the Adelphi. The production ran for 144 performances, closing on February 17, 1990. That moment, halfway through the first act, belongs to Ms. Lansbury, who has hitherto been perfectly entertaining, playing Madame Armfeldt with the overripe aristocratic condescension of a Lady Bracknell. When she persuades him to blurt out the whole story, a twist is revealed—Charlotte's little sister is a schoolfriend of Anne's. [33] Opera Theatre of Saint Louis performed the musical in June 2010. The musical includes the popular song "Send In the Clowns". They reflect on their new lives, and Fredrik tries to explain how much he loves Anne ("You Must Meet My Wife"). Fredrika vows to watch the smiles occur. Fran waits for something else. Midway through the second Act she has deviated from her usual script by suggesting to Fredrik the possibility of being together seriously and permanently, and, having been rejected, she falters as a show-person, finds herself bereft of the capacity to improvise and wittily cover. Hedda Gabler (Dame Diana Rigg) is a beautiful woman married to the solid and respectable academic George Tesman (Denis Lill). The film shows four women moving in a crowded, closed room to the music of Monteverdi. Stunned, everyone reflects on the situation and wanders away. Zeta-Jones received the award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical at the 64th Tony Awards. The production returned in 2010 at the Sydney Opera House with Anthony Warlow taking on the role of Fredrik Egerman. It was directed by Harold Prince with choreography by Patricia Birch and design by Boris Aronson. But there is only one moment in this production when all its elements cohere perfectly. She sends out a personal invitation; its receipt sends Anne into a frenzy, imagining "A Weekend in the Country" with the Armfeldts. Madam Armfeldt, Desiree's mother, has taken over the care of Desiree's daughter Fredrika. Michigan Opera Theatre was the first major American opera company to present the work in 1983, and again in November 2009. A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium. Unfortunately the current film on video is in terrible deterioration. In addition to the original Broadway and London cast recordings, and the motion picture soundtrack (no longer available), there are recordings of the 1990 studio cast, the 1995 Royal National Theatre revival (starring Judi Dench), and the 2001 Barcelona cast recording sung in Catalan. 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