Glenn Close to star in revival of Sondheim's A Little Night Music
Playbill.com reports that Glenn Close will star in a 2006 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, to be directed by Trevor Nunn. The acclaimed 1973 musical, which features Sondheim's well-known song "Send in the Clowns," is based on the 1955 Ingmar Bergman comedy Smiles of a Summer Night, a roundelay about the intersecting lives of a group of lovers spending a weekend in the country. Close has won Tony awards for her starring roles in Sunset Boulevard, Death and the Maiden, and The Real Thing. She was also featured in the Broadway musical Barnum. Night Music was most recently revived by the New York City Opera in 2003, with Jeremy Irons and Juliet Stevenson in the lead roles.