The cast of Goodspeed Musicals' upcoming revival of A Little Night Music includes M'el Dowd as Madame Armfeldt, John Herrera as Fredrik and Leslie Denniston as Desiree, Playbill On-Line has learned.
Darko Tresnjak's staging of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, Sept. 28-Dec. 16, will also feature Nora Blackall as Fredrika, Joe Farrell as Henrik, Kristin Huxhold as Anne, Lisa Brescia as Petra, Brad Little as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm and Amanda Naughton as Countess Charlotte Malcolm.
The rarified 1973 tuner has a score in variations of three-quarter time, as lovers circle one another and ruminate about the foolishness of love. The musical is drawn from Ingmar Bergman's film, "Smiles of a Summer Night," and is set in Sweden.
The cast also includes T. Doyle Leverett as Mr. Lindquist, Stephanie Lynge as Mrs. Nordstrom, Cristin J. Hubbard as Mrs. Anderson, Greg Roderick as Mr. Erlanson, Melanie Vaughan as Mrs. Segstrom, Jennifer Sharon Taylor as Osa, Matt Stokes as Frid and Jose Francisco as Bertrand.
Little has played Raoul in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, Herrera appeared on Broadway in the recent 1776 revival and was Tony Award-nommed for The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Naughton appeared on TV's "Remember WENN" and recently in Off-Broadway's Mr. President. Huxhold toured in Titanic and appeared in the Broadway ensemble of Les Miserables. Denniston appeared twice as Anna in the St. Louis Muny's The King and I, and in City of Angels on Broadway. Brescia appeared as a disciple in the recent Broadway Jesus Christ Superstar. A Little Night Music won six Tony Awards in 1973, including Best Book and Best Score. The show memorably produced "Send in the Clowns."
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— By Kenneth Jones