CBS Corp., the perennial second-place network with the younger prime-time viewers prized by television advertisers, is poised to claim that crown for the first time in two decades with its new schedule.
It is lucky enough when a replacement cast can match the original one; it is more than serendipitous when the newcomers surpass their predecessors. That is the case with “A Little Night Music,” which resumes after a recess, with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch taking over for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury , respectively.
Arthur Laurents, the New York-born laureate storyteller who penned the scripts for “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” two of the most successful and influential musicals in theater history, has died. He was 93.