Super sexy actress Catherine Zeta-Jones gave some audience members at her Broadway play a scene to remember when a wardrobe malfunction briefly exposed her breasts.
Zeta-Jones — and her breasts — are debuting in the Sir Trevor Nunn production of A Little Night Music, at the Walter Kerr Theater. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler created the show, called an “erotic waltz,” when it first debuted in 1973.
The revival began at the Menier studio theatre in south London last year. The show is set in a Swedish country house at the turn of the century, and was inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film “Smiles of a Summer Night.”
Zeta-Jones plays Desiree Armfeldt, a flamboyant actress who sings the show-stopping ballad “Send in the Clowns.” Angela Landsbury also stars.
The actress won an Oscar in 2003 for her work in film musical “Chicago,” but critics have not been kind to the 40-year-old star.
New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley said the show was supposed to “smile at the escapades of the addled lovers” but he said the production was “dangerously close to a smirk.”
Another critic said Jones couldn’t sing and dance at the same time.
The original production, which starred Glynis Johns as Desirée, ran for 601 performances, making it one of the few Sondheim shows to become a popular hit. It’s signature song, “Send In the Clowns,” also became a chart topper, according to the Times.
The Welsh actress stunned the audience when she opened her kimono a little too much during a scene and revealed her breasts to the left side of the audience.
“I couldn’t believe it. No wonder Michael Douglas looks so happy,” said one lucky theatergoer. “The couple sitting next to me also saw it and poked each other.”
The 40-year-old star recently admitted she is “insecure” about her performance.
“I have many insecurities. I’m a lot more reserved and quiet than I let on to be,” she said. “I think I’m not aesthetically beautiful. I have a broken nose here.
“I had a tracheotomy when I was a kid. I had broken capillaries. I always ask my husband, ‘Do I look fat in this dress?’ Can you see that spot on my face?’ ”
The Welsh actress, has children Dylan, nine, and Carys, six, with husband Michael Douglas.
While Zeta-Jones may have received mixed reviews, theatergoers say her breasts are real and they are spectacular.