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Showtune Sunday: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch triumph on Broadway in “A Little Night Music” how do you replace Tony winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and the legendary Angela Lansbury in a successful Broadway production of A Little Night Music?

You land two stars who are just as big: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch!

Peters starred as Desiree Armfeldt and Stritch as Madame Armfeldt from July 2010 to January 2011.

A reviewer for The New York Times wrote: For theater lovers there can be no greater current pleasure than to witness Bernadette Peters perform the show’s signature number, “Send In the Clowns,” with an emotional transparency and musical delicacy that turns this celebrated song into an occasion of transporting artistry. I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced with such palpable force – or such prominent goose bumps – the sense of being present at an indelible moment in the history of musical theater.

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2 Remarks

  1. I just saw Bernadette in the 2d-to-last day of “Follies”. As always, she was transcendant. A few years back, I saw Elaine in her one-woman show and she was a knockout! Funny, warm, held the audience in the palm of her hand. And what great gams! Both are treasures.

  2. January 29th, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Gaspar Marino says:

    Loved Bernadette…Hated Elaine. No one could top Angela Lansbury.

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