A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song "Send In the Clowns", written for Glynis Johns.

A Little Night Music
Original Broadway production poster
MusicStephen Sondheim
LyricsStephen Sondheim
BookHugh Wheeler
BasisSmiles of a Summer Night
by Ingmar Bergman
Productions1973 Broadway
1975 West End
1977 Film
1989 West End revival
1990 New York City Opera
1995 Royal National Theatre
2000 Barcelona
2002 Kennedy Center
2003 NYCO revival
2008 London revival
2009 Broadway revival
International productions
AwardsTony Award for Best Musical
Tony Award for Best Book
Tony Award for Best Original Score

Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down, and Diana Rigg starring.


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