Sondheim and Night Music Company to Sign Cast Album April 6

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Composer Stephen Sondheim will join A Little Night Music leading ladies Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones to celebrate the Broadway revival's cast recording with a signing at the Walter Kerr Theatre April 6. The date marks the in-store release of the PS Classics-Nonesuch Records cast album.

From 2-3:30 PM patrons will be able to purchase the two-disc revival cast recording at the Walter Kerr and have it signed by Sondheim and the Night Music cast. Representatives for the production state that only the 2010 cast recording will be signed at this event.

The 2010 recording promises a more complete representation of the lush, waltz-kissed musical, including scenes from Harold Wheeler's poignant and brittle libretto. For the new cast album, which was recorded Jan. 4, orchestrator Jason Carr expanded the eight-piece chamber-sized theatre orchestration of the Trevor Nunn-directed revival. The recording includes 12 players.

PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker produces the album. Visit Nonesuch or PSClassics.

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Night Music stars Zeta-Jones as Desirée Armfeldt and Lansbury as her mother Madame Armfeldt. The cast also features London Night Music cast member Alexander Hanson as Fredrik Egerman, Aaron Lazar as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Erin Davie as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Leigh Ann Larkin as Petra, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik Egerman and Ramona Mallory as Anne Egerman, with Stephen R. Buntrock, Bradley Dean, Katherine Leigh Doherty, Marissa McGowan, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart and Kevin Vortmann. 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 more information, visit nightmusiconbroadway.com.

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