Friday, February 20, 2009
Send in the Revival
Michael Riedel says in his NYPost Column today that Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter Natasha Richardson are up for a revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music at Roundabout next year. I'm just a tad disappointed that it may be Roundabout, which seems to make things ugly and cheap. On the other hand, the two fully staged productions I've seen were not exactly steeped in luxurious sets. And while it's not my dream casting, I have loved both Redgrave and Richardson in other things I've seen them in so it's not a total loss. It's sort of cool that they would play mother and daughter on stage too. And of course, it is Sondheim's most beautiful and transcendant work and therefore is practically failproof, no matter the sets and casting. At this point, I'll take just about whatever I can get.