New stars confirmed for musical revival
Bernadette Peters and Elain Stritch will keep “A Little Night Music” going, rebooting the tuner revival next month.Strong-selling musical, currently toplined by Tony nominees Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, was originally set to shutter June 20, when the two stars’ contracts were up. Now the production will go dark after that, taking a hiatus until Peters and Stritch come aboard the show, resuming perfs July 13 at the Walter Kerr. Both Peters and Stritch, whose involvement in the production has been rumored for a few weeks now, have long histories with the work of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who wrote “Night Music” with book writer Hugh Wheeler. Helmed by Trevor Nunn, the revival of “Night Music” is produced by Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and The Menier Chocolate Factory, among others.