Aaron Lazar, who originated the role in fall 2009, exited the production at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Aug. 29.
Also on Aug. 29, Sara Jean Ford shed the role of Mrs. Anderssen (she's heading over to the Majestic Theatre to play Christine in The Phantom of the Opera). Jessica Grové (Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2008's Sunday in the Park With George) takes Ford's Night Music track as one of the five "liebeslieders."
Stephen R. Buntrock (Mr. Lindquist since the Broadway run began) now plays Frid. Ben Davis (Thoroughly Modern Millie, La Boheme, Les Miz) becomes Mr. Lindquist.
Dean's Broadway credits include Spamalot, Company, The Story of My Life, Man of La Mancha, Jane Eyre, plus Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks and Walmartopia.
The pompous dragoon Carl-Magnus is lover to the actress Desirée (played by Bernadette Peters) and husband to Charlotte (played by Erin Davie).
A Little Night Music, the story of love making fools of a group Swedes 100 years ago, is suggested by Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night," and features a book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It also stars Elaine Stritch as Madame Armfeldt, Alexander Hanson as Fredrik Egerman, Davie as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Leigh Ann Larkin as Petra, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka as Henrik Egerman and Ramona Mallory as Anne Egerman. The cast also includes Katherine McNamara, Betsy Morgan, Jayne Paterson, Kevin David Thomas, Keaton Whittaker, Karen Murphy, Erin Stewart and Kevin Vortmann.
Highlights from A Little Night Music: