Sunday, May 30

Peters and Stritch to replace Zeta-Jones and Lansbury in Sondheim’s Little Night Music?

The Tony-nominated Menier Chocolate Factory revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music which transferred to Broadway and had announced a closing date of June 20th may now continue with two new stars.

Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch have been approached to take over the roles of Desirée Armfeldt and her worldly-wise mother Madame Armfeldt (which are currently played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury).

The two divas have never shared a Broadway stage before, and if the pairing comes off tickets sales are expected to go through the roof.

Peters has created leading roles in Sondheim and Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods and also played stage mother Rose in Gypsy; while Stritch created the role of Joanne in Sondheim's Company, belted out "Broadway Baby" in Follies in Concert and recently completed two engagements at the Cafe Carlyle in Singin' Sondheim…One Song at a Time.

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