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Photo Coverage: Sondheim & Peters Visit 'Sunday in the Park'

Broadway diva Bernadette Peters and multiple Tony Award-winning legendary composer Stephen Sondheim visited the cast of Sunday in the Park with George on Wednesday, March 5 at Studio 54. Peters created the role of Dot/Marie in the original Broadway production, penned by Sondheim.  Current stars, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell met the dynamic duo backstage. 

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of the Menier Chocolate Factory's Sunday in the Park with George has been extended two weeks through Sunday, June 15th!  This Olivier Award winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, is directed by Sam Buntrock with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Daniel Evans (George), Jenna Russell (Dot & Marie), Michael Cumpsty (Jules & Bob), Alexander Gemignani (Boatman & Dennis) and Jessica Molaskey (Yvonne & Naomi) in Sunday in the Park with George with Mary Beth Peil (Old Lady & Blair).

The cast also includes Ed Dixon (Mr. & Charles), Santino Fontana (Soldier & Alex), Kelsey Fowler (Louise), Jessica Grové (Celeste #2 & Silent Artist), Alison Horowitz (Louise), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Frieda & Betty), Drew McVety (Louis & Billy), Anne L. Nathan (Nurse, Mrs. & Harriet), Brynn O'Malley (Celeste #1), David Turner (Franz & Lee).

Sunday in the Park with George began previews on January 25, 2008 and opens officially on February 21, 2008 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).  The limited engagement has been extended twice and will now play through June 15, 2008.

"The Georges Seurat painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, is the inspiration for this compelling musical fantasy which celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art.  The first half of Sunday in the Park with George, set in 1884, sees the painting and its rich comic tapestry come to life in a world where, for Georges, art comes before love, before everything.  In the second half, set in 1980s New York, we see the great grandson of Georges and his search for inspiration amongst the unfolding world of contemporary art," describe press notes.

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $36.25-$121.25.

Sunday in the Park with George plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com