Grey Gardens' Ebersole and Wilson Will Reunite for A Little Night Music

News   Grey Gardens' Ebersole and Wilson Will Reunite for A Little Night Music Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson, who both won Tony Awards for their performances in the Tony-nominated musical Grey Gardens, will reunite this summer for concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Ebersole, who will be seen later this season in the City Center Encores! production of Applause, told Playbill.com that she will be playing Desiree Armfeldt with Wilson as Madame Armfeldt. "We're reuniting on all sorts of fronts, which is wonderful," Ebersole said.

The Boston Pops season has yet to be announced, although the Tanglewood A Little Night Music concert has been scheduled for July 8 at 8:30 PM. Keith Lockhart will conduct the Boston Pops orchestra for both concerts.

A Little Night Music — featuring a score by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler — originally opened at Broadway's Shubert Theatre on Feb. 25, 1973, with a cast that included Glynis Johns as Desiree, Len Cariou as Fredrik and Hermione Gingold as Madame Armfeldt. The show, directed by Harold Prince, garnered five 1973 Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The Sondheim score features the composer's best-known tune, "Send in the Clowns," as well as "Every Day a Little Death," "The Miller's Son" and "A Weekend in the Country."

For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Christine Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads.

In addition to her Tony-winning performance in Grey Gardens, Mary Louise Wilson has also been seen on Broadway in The Women, Cabaret, The Odd Couple, Alice in Wonderland, Fools, The Philadelphia Story, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Royal Family, Gypsy, Watercolor & Criss-Crossing, Noel Coward's Sweet Potato, Lovers and Other Strangers, Hot Spot and Flora, The Red Menace. For more information visit www.bso.org or www.tanglewood.org.

Christine Ebersole (Left) and Mary Louise Wilson reprise their roles in <i>Grey Gardens</i> on Broadway.
Christine Ebersole (Left) and Mary Louise Wilson reprise their roles in Grey Gardens on Broadway. Photo by Joan Marcus
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