Casting is now complete for the upcoming production of A Little Night Music at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Tony Award winner Blair Brown heads the cast as Desiree Armfeldt, and the former star of Broadway's Copenhagen and James Joyce's The Dead will be joined by Douglas Sills (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Randy Graff (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), John Dosset (Fredrik Egerman), Sarah Uriarte Berry (Anne Egerman), Danny Gurwin (Henrik Egerman), Barbara Bryne (Madame Armfeldt), Natascia Diaz (Petra), Christopher Flint (Mr. Lindquist), Siobhan Kolker (Mrs. Nordstrom), Ilona Dulaski (Mrs. Anderssen), Peter Cormican (Mr. Erlanson), Anna Bergman (Mrs. Segstrom), Kristen Bell (Fredrika Armfeldt), Erik Sorensen (Frid, the Butler) and Terri Allen (Malla, the Maid).
Directed by Mark Brokaw, the Kennedy Center mounting of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical begins performances Aug. 2 and will play in repertory with Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along and Passion through Aug. 25. The other three musicals that comprise the Sondheim Celebration are the now-closed Sweeney Todd, Company and Sunday in the Park with George.
A Little Night Music 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 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."
Tickets for A Little Night Music at the Center's Eisenhower Theatre range from $29-$79 and can be purchased by calling (800) 444-1324. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located in Washington, D.C., at 2700 F. Street. For more information, go to www.kennedy center.org. —By Andrew Gans