Thursday, October 30, 2008

Roundabout Presenting Hyper-Expensive Concert Reading of A Little Night Music

Very exciting news for Roundabout Theatre Company -- they're about to get even richer! Boy, and to think those news reports about Todd Haimes having to sell apples on the corner turned out to be wrong. Well, this is still exciting news, anyway. If only those ticket prices weren't all about spurning Joe the -- gulp! -- Plummer.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s
benefit performance of
Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler’s
Tony-winning masterpiece
A Little Night Music

A Gala Concert Reading
with a 27-member orchestra

Natasha Richardson, Victor Garber,
Christine Baranski, Laura Benanti,
Marc Kudisch, Steven Pasquale
Vanessa Redgrave

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Music Direction by Paul Gemignani
Directed by Scott Ellis

Monday, January 12, 2009
at Nokia Theatre Times Square

Tickets go on-sale tomorrow, Friday, October 31st for Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) once-in-a-lifetime presentation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s enchanting, Tony Award®-winning masterpiece, A Little Night Music. The gala concert reading will take place on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7:30PM at the Nokia Theatre Times Square (1515 Broadway at 44th St).

Director Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, 1776, Curtains) will helm a cast of 18 including Natasha Richardson (Desirée Armfeldt), Victor Garber (Frederick Egerman), Christine Baranski (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Laura Benanti (Anne Egerman), Marc Kudisch (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Steven Pasquale (Henrik Egerman) and Vanessa Redgrave (Madame Armfeldt), and with legendary musical director Paul Gemignani (Assassins, Pacific Overtures) leading a 27-member orchestra with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Additional cast members will be announced shortly.

Not seen on Broadway in 35 years, this classic musical follows three lovestruck couples as they lose – and find – each other during a long midsummer night on a country estate. Sondheim’s most heartbreaking score includes “Send in the Clowns,” “The Miller’s Son” and “A Weekend in the Country.”

The design team will be announced shortly.

Premium and Reception Tickets include admission to an exclusive cast party following the performance with all proceeds to benefit not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company.

American Airlines is the official airline of the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Production underwriters are the Shen Family Foundation and Williams Real Estate.

Premium Tickets at $2,500 include pre-show reception with cast, premium seating, open bar at intermission, and admission to an exclusive cast party ($2,150 tax-deductible).

Reception Tickets at $1,000 include house seats and admission to an exclusive cast party ($750 tax-deductible).

Orchestra/Front Mezzanine Tickets at $500.
Mid-Mezzanine Tickets at $250. – SOLD OUT.
Rear Mezzanine Tickets at $150. – SOLD OUT

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on October 31.

Tickets are available by phone and box office:
1) Phone at Roundabout Ticket Services: (212)719-1300.
2) Box Office: Any Roundabout box office (American Airlines Theatre, Studio 54 or the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre).

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