Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch joined the acclaimed, Tony-nominated revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, playing the Walter Kerr Theatre, on July 13.
Tony Award winners Peters and Stritch succeeded Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, respectively, in the roles of actress Desirée Armfeldt and her worldly-wise mother Madame Armfeldt. Peters and Stritch are two major Sondheim interpreters: Peters created leading roles in Sondheim and Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods and also brought new dimension to the role of stage mother Rose in the Sondheim-Arthur Laurents-Jule Styne classic 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.
Here is a look at the show with its two new ladies:
Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch in Night Music